Manager in Strategic Project Procurement

Sippy Downs, Australia
04 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Statement

SALARY LEVEL:  Classification Level 10 (Salary A$115 788 gross per annum plus up to 17 percent employer super contributions).

APPOINTMENT:  Full-time, fixed-term (approx 5 years)


USC will be a university of international standing, a driver of capacity building in the Sunshine Coast and broader region, and an unsurpassed community asset.


The University will be:

  1. A comprehensive university of 20,000 students by 2020;
  2. Positioned in the global tertiary education community as a top-100 university under 50 years of age; and
  3. A primary engine of capacity building in the broader Sunshine Coast region, from Brisbane to the Fraser Coast.


Financial Services provides support to the University community in relation to all strategic and operational financial and procurement matters. The department is committed to adopting a continuous improvement culture that seeks to enhance productivity, while complying with governance and accountability obligations and contributing to the University's long-term viability through the strategic development of finance-related plans and major projects. Financial Services is also committed to developing an action-oriented, success-driven culture


Under the broad direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the position is responsible for strategic procurement and probity advice and supply partnership management for significant University projects.

This position will develop and manage strategic and operational procurement and probity activities for significant University projects most notably the USC Moreton Bay campus development. This position will liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders including executive and senior University staff, working parties and committees, suppliers and contractors, partner and associated government and non-government agencies.

The incumbent will hold a relevant degree and postgraduate qualifications in conjunction with extensive expertise in strategic procurement management, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience. As well as high level commercial acumen and leadership capabilities, strong negotiation and contract administration skills and excellent stakeholder relationship building skills.

This position requires extensive knowledge and experience in procurement and probity principles, and demonstrated supervisory, leadership and organisational skills in managing a procurement function. High level computing skills particularly in large integrated financial systems, preferably TechnologyOne solutions, and Microsoft Office applications are also required. Significant procurement experience and training in a University, State or Commonwealth Government jurisdiction would be beneficial.

Additionally, in accordance with the University’s Staff Code of Conduct – Governing Policy, all staff are expected to display professional behaviour, communicate respectfully, and perform their duties responsibly.

A role statement is not intended to limit the scope of a role but to highlight the key aspects of the role. The requirements of the role may be altered in order to meet the changing operational needs of the University.


Elizabeth Cannon

Chief Financial Officer

Financial Services

+61 7 5459 4702


Midnight, Sunday 20 August 2017


All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae. 

Information regarding how to prepare your application and write an effective statement of claims is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC's locations.

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USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.
USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.