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Flinders University

In the last 50 years, Flinders University has developed a remarkable record of achievement across an impressive range of endeavour.  It is recognised as a progressive and innovative institution, highly regarded in a competitive and rapidly evolving global environment.  With more than 2,000 staff, multiple campuses and a Goods and Services spend circa $170m, it enjoys a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, with a long standing commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for all. 

Reporting to the Associate Director, Procurement Services, this position is part of a newly established team that is responsible for the procurement and contracting of specified major commodity groups across the University, and for capital, strategic and high-risk procurement projects.  The role will also contribute to the development and establishment of the Procurement team, including the development of key systems and processes.

Based at Bedford Park with stunning views, the primary accountabilities of this role include:

  • developing an in-depth understanding of the University stakeholder requirements including extensive consultation with user groups and leading cross functional teams to deliver exceptional procurement outcomes;
  • developing and implementing procurement and category strategies, incorporating data, market and needs analysis;
  • ensuring procurement requirements are met commercially and strategically, and comply with all governance and policy requirements;
  • working with other Procurement Category Managers or other Finance and Procurement Services staff where appropriate to ensure the delivery of projects or to resolve issues.

Applications are sought from procurement or contract management professionals with demonstrated experience in developing and managing strategic procurement services in a comparably large and complex environment.  A collaborative interpersonal style, superior communication and negotiation skills, strong business and commercial acumen, a strategic and creative mindset and sound project and change management skills will be essential.  Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline will be highly regarded.

This position is offered initially on a two-year contract.  An attractive remuneration package including 17% superannuation is offered to secure a genuinely dynamic and capable individual keen to add value to this critical service for the University.

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Applications should be addressed to Justin Hinora.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call Justin or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8849.

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