Senior Procurement Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 06/04/2023 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $105,479 - $127,621

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/DH/CS/1708330

Reference: VG/DH/CS/1708330

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.


Supporting and leading both general and ICT procurement and funding projects, one of the key purposes of the Senior Procurement Officer role is to drive VFM/cost effective outcomes to customers for the Department.  The position also provides high level procurement advice and support to a diverse range of customers, leads and provides effective relationship management services and ensures compliant procurement and funding outcomes for its customers.


  • Provide expert advice about procurement negotiations, approval frameworks and control gates to internal clients and stakeholders.
  • Comply with the Financial Management Act 1994 and other relevant legislation, regulations and government directives, policies and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain tendering, purchasing and contract development and management processes and systems that are rigorous, transparent and have credibility with all stakeholders.
  • Develop procurement and funding documentation including specifications, statements of requirements, tender or submission documents, selection and approval reports.
  • Design and develop major procurement projects and ensure they are completed accurately and timely and variations are in accordance with departmental procedures, statutory requirements and contractual terms.
  • Assist with complex evaluation and negotiation processes with stakeholders involved in contracting and purchasing negotiations.
  • Actively monitor and report on project progress, particularly in relation to expenditure and project risks and resolve any difficulties as they arise.
  • Pro-actively build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach to working with the industry.
  • Review and provide expert advice on policy and guidelines to internal clients and stakeholders with respect to general and ICT procurement and funding planning as well as leading and assisting with complex evaluation and negotiation processes.
  • Provide input and recommendations on opportunities for cost savings and monitor and report on subsequent savings arising from such initiatives.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.health.vic.gov.au>

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Senior Procurement Officer (VPSG5)

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Nicole Burge | Nicole.Burge@health.vic.gov.au

Senior Procurement Officer (VPSG5)