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Senior Procurement Officer

Job posted: 09/07/2024
Applications close: 23/07/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 30/6/2026

Organisation: Victorian School Building Authority

Salary: $130,673 - $174,869

Occupation: Procurement

Reference: VG/DE/VSBA/20013238X

Reference: VG/DE/VSBA/20013238X

Occupation: Procurement

Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About the Department The role of the Department of Education is to support Victorians to build prosperous, socially engaged, happy and healthy lives. It does this by supporting lifelong learning and healthy development, strengthening families and helping to equip people with the skills and knowledge for a 21st century economy and society.

About the Division

The Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) is part of the Department of Education. Established in 2016, it oversees Victoria's largest school building program since the state introduced free public education in the 1870s.

The VSBA delivers on three key priorities:

  • To build and expand the schools and early childhood services Victoria needs for its rapidly growing population
  • To reform how we maintain and modernise school buildings and grounds
  • To engage local communities, giving them more say and keeping them better informed about new schools and major upgrades.

The VSBA upgrades and expands existing schools and plans, designs, and builds new schools to meet enrolment demand. We also support schools in maintaining their buildings and grounds by offering expert advice and coordinating maintenance programs and grants.

The Facilities Branch is responsible for delivering support for schools through the management of the Response programs, school cleaning, and the contract management function for the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contracts. In addition, the Facilities Branch is also responsible for the implementation of a new centralised essential safety measures (ESM) model to support schools to meet testing, inspection and reporting requirements.

The School Cleaning Unit (SCU) in the Facilities Branch is responsible for supporting all Victorian Government Schools with the delivery of School Cleaning arrangements. This includes the delivery of an area-based cleaning model in Melbourne metropolitan schools and a strengthened compliance and monitoring framework for regional schools.

About the Role

The primary purpose of this role is to undertake the procurement activities within the School Cleaning Unit.

As a senior member of the SCU reporting to the Director of the Facilities Branch, you will provide strategic, tactical, and governance support to procurement operations staff. This may include direct leadership of a team, where you will be expected to lead, inspire, and increase the capability of the team members in facilitating and developing procurement practice and data analytics. 

To be successful in this role, you will :

  • Facilitate end-to-end procurement across identified goods and services categories to ensure optimum procurement outcomes.
  • Lead sourcing projects across the Victorian government, encompassing requirements gathering, business case development, tender preparation, evaluation, supplier negotiation, and implementation. This includes collaborative engagement with stakeholders to achieve effective procurement results.
  • Effectively apply government procurement policies and legislative requirements to develop and implement category management strategies that deliver value for money outcomes, including probity and transparency, and the application of Victoria's Social Procurement Framework.
  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including senior management, departmental colleagues, Chief Procurement Officers and other key staff from government departments, suppliers and industry bodies.
  • Support the planning, development, and implementation of systems, tools, analytics, and reporting to facilitate the delivery of best-practice procurement outcomes.

Capabilities

Do you possess strong expertise in procurement and leadership, with the ability to lead and motivate a team, foster a positive workplace culture, and enhance capabilities? Can you effectively represent the team in cross-jurisdictional project teams, industry briefings, conferences, and other relevant? Your proficiency in verbal and written communication, demonstrated by your ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders to foster collaboration and achieve outstanding procurement outcomes, is essential. You will also possess advanced analytical and conceptual skills necessary to innovate solutions for complex challenges.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Recognised procurement professional with extensive experience managing the end-to-end sourcing and contract management process, developing and implementing effective category strategies and leading or participating in complex negotiations to drive effective procurement outcomes.
  • Strong knowledge of Victorian Government procurement policies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applying procurement systems, tools and data analytics to support decision-making, manage risk and maximise value-for-money outcomes.

Please note this is a Fixed-Term Contract until 30 June 2026. 

Further Information

For more details regarding this position, please see the attached position description.

The department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website and our Diversity and Inclusion page

Applicants requiring adjustments can contact the nominated contact person.

Information about the Department of Education's operations and employment conditions can be located at www.education.vic.gov.au.

For further information pertaining to the role, please contact Nicky Larsen nicky.larsen@education.vic.gov.au

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and may be subject to other pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Education will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Applications close 11:59pm on Tuesday 23 July

Senior Procurement Officer

Job type:

Full time / 30/6/2026

Job classification:

VPSG6

Contact:

Nicky Larsen | NICKY.LARSEN@EDUCATION.VIC.GOV.AU

Senior Procurement Officer