Commercial Sourcing Manager

Darlington, Australia
$138,799 plus 17% superannuation
23 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full Time continuing role
  • Great opportunity to contribute to the University's sourcing strategies
  • Base salary of $138,799 plus 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Commercial Sourcing Manager is responsible for providing commercial contract sourcing services for Central Operations Services (COS). Partnering with the University's procurement function, they contribute to sourcing strategies and contract negotiations. The role is expected to take a proactive approach to sourcing to ensure high performance and value for money outcomes, for all COS teams.

Responsibilities in this role include:

  • provide commercial and contracting services to COS, partnering with Procurement for contracts >$250K, hands on sourcing for contracts <$250K, in accordance with University Procurement policy and best-practice commercial and value for money principals
  • initiate negotiations and tendering processes with potential suppliers
  • provide strategic and tactical input in the design of a contract sourcing and admin framework
  • work closely with the University's Procurement function, contribute to the development of category plans and sourcing strategies to meet business objectives
  • collaborate with the Directors and business leaders and other members of COS to ensure clarity on the specification and expectation of service provision by suppliers
  • demonstrate expertise in contract drafting, and/or quality assuring drafting as performed by team members, in order to accurately capture and embed negotiated terms and conditions
  • support the Senior Manager Commercial and Contracts, with effective and regular management reporting to COS Executive of COS wide contract Sourcing activities
  • contribute to management reporting of contract sourcing and administration
  • actively engage with and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders
  • coach, manage and mentor a team of contract sourcing and administration professionals

About you:

  • demonstrated experience of contract sourcing, tendering and administration, undertaking University and/or government procurement and managing complex high value contracts
  • demonstrated exceptional integrity, commerciality, and value for money focus in terms of values and behaviours, to meet the strategic deliverables for COS
  • experience in people management
  • strong problem solving, organization and stakeholder engagement skills
  • demonstrated ability to take initiative and work with a high level of independence, as well as in a collaborative team environment.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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Applications Close

Sunday 19 March 2023 11:59 PM


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