Procurement Contract Manager

Boroondara, Australia
05 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Take the next step in your procurement career
  • Act as the category expert for our IT and Facilities portfolios
  • Attractive salary plus generous staff benefits

About Swinburne 

Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages.

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Department

Our Department works with all areas of the organisation to drive efficiency in all procurement processes, while ensuring compliance with internal procedures and policies. We have established competitive preferred supplier arrangements for goods and services in key categories, to enable the delivery of best value for money outcomes for the University’s strategic needs.

About the job

As our Procurement Contract Manage your primary purpose will be to add commercial value to Swinburne across the procurement lifecycle, from source-to-contract and the ongoing management of key contracts/categories.

A critical success factor is your ability to building strong reciprocal business relationships across all internal and external stakeholders. Your key responsibilities will include RF(x) project management, category & contract management, and process improvement initiatives. Value delivery and achieving savings targets will be a key focus area across all procurement activities.

Working collaboratively across the University, you will proactively identify opportunities to develop and execute category management and sourcing strategies to deliver value for money commercial outcomes. A relationship builder by trade, you will be required to work closely with all internal team members and external suppliers to develop strategic stakeholder relationships that meet the requirements of the business.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Diploma, degree qualification and extensive experience in Strategic Sourcing, Procurement or Information Technology
  • Extensive experience in Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and Savings Delivery
  • Proven experience in IT/Professional Services/Facilities Management categories

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description.


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

How to apply

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Ania Gruba (Recruitment Consultant) on +61 (0)3 9214 4856. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 (0)3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on 

Applications close at 5 pm on Tuesday 20th of March 2018.

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