Category Manager, Strategic Projects (VPSG6)

Job posted: 17/02/2021
Applications close: 03/03/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/1502428A

Reference: VG/1502428A

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Procurement Branch is part of the Corporate Services portfolio and focuses on supporting the Department and several portfolio agencies through a decentralised procurement model.  Business areas undertake procurement activities and the Corporate Procurement Team (CPT) as expert advisors at all points of the procurement process. 

An exciting opportunity is available for a Category Manager, Strategic Projects in the Procurement Branch with the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The Procurement Branch also includes the ICT Procurement Team that sets up and manages ICT contracts and registers at a whole of government level across Telecommunications, Hardware, Software and eServices areas.  It aggregates demand from departments and agencies to implement State Purchase Contracts that provide significant cost benefits, mitigate risk by ensuring common contractual terms and provide ongoing category management.

As the successful candidate, you will develop and implement procurement outcomes in support WoVG Statement of Directions and Strategic activities including leading procurement projects to ensure strategic, consistent advice and manage complex procurement related challenges.  In addition, you will provide leadership and direction to the team in supply market management, strategic planning, contract management, VGPB policy alignment and risk management activities to meet the business needs.

This is a role that requires a number of skills and capabilities including the ability to influence and negotiate, strategic leadership, demonstrated people management and strong verbal communication.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, working remotely arrangements are in place. 

The closing date for this position is midnight Wednesday 3 February 2021.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply: Apply before the advertised closing date, all applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.


Category Manager, Strategic Projects (VPSG6)

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Full time / 12 months

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Sam Gillespie | 0434 632 331

Category Manager, Strategic Projects (VPSG6)