Procurement Category Specialist (VPSG5)

Job posted: 21/12/2022
Applications close: 02/04/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $105,479 - $127,621

Occupation: Procurement

Reference: VG/DJ5558DEC22

Reference: VG/DJ5558DEC22

Occupation: Procurement

Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • An exciting opportunity to lead key procurement activities for the department and manage enterprise contracts
  • VPSG5 classification (salary range $103,920 - $125,735) plus superannuation
  • Ongoing, full-time role

About us

Procurement Services is part of the Corporate Governance and Support division, it provides department-wide procurement leadership and strategic direction, policy, process, capability development. Procurement Services monitors and reports on procurement performance, to minimise procurement risk and support the delivery of value.

About the role

The purpose of the Procurement Category Specialist role is responsible for providing guidance and support to staff, leading key procurement activities for the department, developing and maintaining category plans, and managing enterprise contracts.

This role is attached to the Workplace Supplies and Services portfolio which is responsible for the following categories:

  • Food, Catering and Grocery
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Office Supplies and Services
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Human Resources
  • Fleet Services
  • Travel Services.

About you

To be successful in this role, strong organisational skills are essential as well as a high level of initiative, attention to detail and enthusiasm. We welcome applicants who have:

  • strong procurement and contract management experience
  • strong verbal, communication and stakeholder management skills
  • proven ability to deliver projects and assignments on time
  • strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • ability to work collaboratively
  • tertiary qualifications, preferably encompassing procurement, supply chain, commerce, law or business administration.

For further information about the role, please contact Kon Garagounis, Senior Manager – Procurement Category Portfolio at kon.garagounis@justice.vic.gov.au

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Procurement Category Specialist (VPSG5)

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Kon Garagounis on 0428 068 616 | kon.garagounis@justice.vic.gov.au

Procurement Category Specialist (VPSG5)