Procurement Advisor (Band 7)

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Part time / Ongoing

Organisation: Accident Compensation Conciliation Service

Salary: $101,536 - $108,542

Occupation: Procurement

Reference: VG/33901

Reference: VG/33901

Occupation: Procurement

Salary Range: $101,536 - $108,542

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

We are looking for an experienced Procurement professional for a new position as ACCS commences an exciting new growth phase + implements new services

This is a brand new position within a small but important state government agency. We are looking for an experienced procurement professional to work part time (0.6 FTE) as we commence on an exciting new growth phase. The Procurement Advisor will provide a key role at ACCS as it implements additional services in the New Year, undertakes key projects for existing and new services, and expands its workforce and financial responsibilities.


About us

Accident Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS) is an independent statutory authority. ACCS helps resolve workers' compensation disputes in Victoria between injured workers and employers and/or WorkCover agents or self-insurers, embracing the principles of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Our work is important because we impact upon many people's lives, every day.  We have a responsibility to ensure that strong values and a pursuit of excellence in service delivery guide us in everything we do.

ACCS is transforming. Our business will soon expand to provide arbitration services in addition to conciliation services. In line with Government policy, the ACCS Arbitration service will provide injured workers, who are unsuccessful in resolving WorkCover disputes at conciliation, a low cost, fast and informal alternative to lodging their claims in the court system.  As a consequence of this new service, ACCS expects its workforce to significantly increase over the next 2-3 years, including the expansion of our office space to include a third floor this year.


The impact you'll have

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Procurement Advisor is a key position within the Corporate Services Team, providing expert procurement advice, along with leading the end to end procurement activities for ACCS. Working closely with the CFO you will develop, review and update ACCS procurement protocols and artefacts and provide training to relevant employees.

The position will also play an important role assisting Managers in preparing requests for tender/quote, coordinating the activities as part of the evaluation process of vendors, along with developing and monitoring contract management plans. Drawing upon your experience, you will provide advice and support Managers to ensure procurement activities align to the Victorian Government Purchasing Board's (VGPB) Framework and ACCS policies and protocols.

This is an ongoing, part time (0.6 FTE) role as an ACCS employee. The days and hours of the week can be negotiated. ACCS operates in a hybrid working environment, with a mix of working in the office and working from home. The salary range is: $101,536 - $108,542 + 10.5% super. There are no direct reports. The workforce is currently around 110 people, expanding to 170 - 190 over the next two years.


About you

To be successful in this role, your skills and experience will include:

  • Proven practical experience in a similar role, with demonstrated understanding of procurement and contract management principles, including strong excel skill sets
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board and relevant procurement requirements of the Standing Directions
  • The ability to problem solve thinking within multiple, substantially different procedures, standards and precedents, whilst possessing strong analytical skills to work through outcomes
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills and the capacity to present information effectively in verbal and written forms
  • Strong leadership qualities with the ability to build trusting networks, provide guidance, direction and commitment to help mature procurement activities
  • Proven time management with the ability to categorise tasks according to priority importance

Desirable skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualified or recognised procurement qualification, with a strong procurement and sourcing background
  • Experience using the Oracle Financial Systems
  • Experience using State Purchase Contracts
  • An understanding or evidence of adaptability to working in a Public Sector environment and its accountability requirements


Applicants must have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and be able to supply a vaccination certificate.

For further information, please refer to the attached position description.


To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position by 11:59 pm, Sunday, 10 July 2022.

ACCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the diversity of its people. Making a difference in the community, professional development opportunities, an excellent range of employee benefits and a collegiate and modern work environment are just some of the reasons ACCS is a positive and vibrant place to work.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You will be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.



Procurement Advisor (Band 7)

Job type:

Part time / Ongoing

Job classification:

Band 7


Megan Doherty | accsrecruitment@conciliation.vic.gov.au

Procurement Advisor (Band 7)