21 Jul, 2018
Procurement Category Manager
Starting at $106,988 + superannuation and benefits
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How this position makes the difference to City of Melbourne…
City of Melbourne (CoM) recently implemented a centre-led category management approach to Procurement that strategically and actively promotes procurement in line with leading best practices. We are undertaking the next phase in our transformation journey and are excited to offer three new opportunities that will continue to embed this approach and shape the future of how CoM undertakes procurement.
The Procurement Category Manager manages a diverse portfolio of categories for the City Operations Directorate . The role is responsible for providing strategic commercial direction on a variety of capital projects with a focus to establish and embed industry leading strategies, policies, processes, disciplines and culture.
The role will develop and oversee the development of the procurement category plans, value chain analysis, and procurement strategies whilst introducing innovation and technology to ensure that effective governance, value for money and sustainability outcomes are realised
You can bring… (Selection criteria)
Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence
Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline, industry qualifications and significant experience working in a complex service delivery environment.
Extensive experience in strategic service/works category management, procurement, tendering, and contract management, and an understanding of the legislative and policy requirements.
Proven experience in achieving substantial cost reductions through effective management of service/works categories.
Proven experience in driving sustainability (social, environmental and economic) outcomes.
Highly developed interpersonal and relationship management skills, with particular emphasis in the areas of consultation, negotiation, influencing, collaboration, conflict resolution and assertiveness in order to resolve technical and procedural issues and deliver agreed outcomes.
Demonstrated conceptual and analytical thinking capability, proven ability to effectively gather and manage large amounts of information, and ability to contribute in an innovative way to practical recommendations to resolve issues and progress organisational goals.
Demonstrated skills in data collection, manipulation and analysis.
Proven experience in building relationships and managing stakeholders effectively.
Strong problem solving and investigative skills with the ability to initiate, formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate new strategies, policies, procedures, services, programs, techniques, methodologies and guidelines that will deliver value to Council..
Proven ability to co-ordinate requirements and deliver services to tight deadlines.
Highly developed resilience, persisting in the pursuit of goals despite obstacles and setbacks.
Capability in the use of relevant software applications, preferably including spread sheet, database management, report presentation and project management software.
Applicants with category knowledge in property or facilities management or related fields would be highly desirable but not essential.
To view the physical requirements and position description of this position, please see below under Position Information.
How to apply…
As part of the online application form you are required to:
attach your resume
attach a separate cover letter
respond to the selection criteria, in a separate document (no more than two pages), as listed above under ‘You can bring…’
Please address your covering letter to Dennis Quinn, Senior Category Manager, Procurement and Finance
The Advertised Close Date and other important information can be found on www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/careers .
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