Within the project, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for drafting procurement documentation, coordinating input to reports, records management, tenderer/supplier correspondence, and other administrative support.
Specifically, the Procurement Officer will:
· Provide expertise and technical knowledge in procurement to project staff and stakeholders.
· Contribute to the development of team objectives for short-term tasks and strategic planning for longer-term initiatives.
· Work as part of a multidisciplinary virtual team across Australia and New Zealand.
· Produce procurement documents, records, and reports requiring little or no revision before finalisation.
· Anticipate and respond to stakeholder needs and expectations.
To be successful in the role, the personnel will be required to:
· Apply experience and knowledge of procurement to provide advice and support to the Project team.
· Ensure procurements are adequately planned—including resourcing, timeframes, and processes are understood—and executed in accordance with the plan.
· Ensure procurements are conducted in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules by consulting with relevant stakeholders and seeking legal advice.
· Source information on best practice approaches adopted in both the public and private sectors to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, ethics, and economics of procurements.
· Reschedule and reorganise work to reflect changes in priority.
· Consult internal experts; tap into their technical and professional knowledge and experience to improve work outcomes for the Project.
· Monitor the Project against plans; manage priorities and agree adjustments to milestones as required.
· Identify issues and problems and work to resolve them; identify risks and uncertainties and communicate these to the Project team.
Required skills, knowledge, experience and/or qualifications
· Relevant certifications/qualifications in the field of procurement (e.g. Certificate IV / Diploma / Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Contract Management).
· Demonstrated experience with approach-to-market, contract negotiation, and contract management.
· 5 years or more of experience working in government procurement.
· Demonstrated working knowledge of project management and systems engineering approaches.