12 Dec, 2019
Full-time ongoing appointment Location: 105 Phillip St, Parramatta Are you a procurement specialist looking for an exciting challenge in your professional career? Do you want to work in a team of highly skilled procurement specialists? The Department of Education, Procurement Solutions Directorate is seeking an experienced Procurement Manager to join the Category Management People team. The People team is responsible for the development of procurement strategies, management of sourcing activities and for the provision of commercial advice on Professional Services, Facilities Management and Human Services types of engagements. To be successful the individual is required to be engaging, open to exploring options to reach the best value for money outcomes, able to identify risk and juggle priorities in a dynamic environment. About the Department of Education We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education About the Directorate The Procurement Solutions Directorate is the NSW Education cluster's centre of expertise for procurement. It works in partnership with all business areas to provide advice and support in the management of their procurement activities. Our purpose is to deliver customer-focussed procurement that maximises value and minimises risk to achieve excellent outcomes for the Department of Education. About the role The role leads and directs the provision of procurement services, including procurement planning, development, sourcing, contract and risk management activities, to meet business needs. To be successful in this role, you will need to be a self-starter, able to operate effectively both independently and also as part of a team. Excellent communication skills is a key element in this regard, also supporting your procurement expertise, the ideal candidate will have strong negotiation skills and proven experience managing stakeholders. This role is ideal for a hands on, motivated manager, willing to share their skills and experience. How to apply The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department. To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking "Apply Online" below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind. Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For enquiries about this role, contact Lilly Davis, A/Director Category Management, People, Department of Education, at 0436 841 204 or by email to Lilly.Davis1@det.nsw.edu.au Please note enquiry officer will not be available during Christmas shutdown period. (Monday 23 December 2019 - Friday 3 January 2020). If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following documents and your employment may be subject to the Department's Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment. Proof of Identity information Informed Consent Form Declaration for non-child work PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS Cross departmental co-operation can be a challenge. Describe a situation that you have experienced like this with an internal customer and how did you manage it. (300 words maximum). Give an example of a challenging procurement activity you managed. Why was it challenging? What did you learn from the experience? What was the outcome? (300 words maximum). ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g. CIPS, PCTP level 4) or demonstrated equivalent knowledge and/ or experience Minimum 5 years procurement experience Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education and training policies (Please find Aboriginal Education Review - Information) Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.
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