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SA Health

As a key priority and the largest portfolio for the State Government of South Australia, SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, research, policy development and service planning.

This newly configured role is accountable to the Director Procurement and is responsible for leading a team of category and contract managers responsible for the full lifecycle of expenditure relating to services across SA Health, totalling over $300m annual gross spend.  Operating in a complex environment with a large internal customer base, the key responsibilities in this role include:

  • provision of high level strategic market, procurement and contract advice across SA Health and its subsidiaries;
  • leading the formulation of contemporary category and sourcing strategies, including, but not limited to, in or outsourcing, contestability and outcomes based contracts;
  • leading the development and implementation of procurement and contract management processes, plans and relationships that promote the achievement of identified contractual outcomes and protect the legal, financial and operational interests of SA Health;
  • provide expert guidance to other business units and divisions within SA Health.

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

As one of the most important roles of its kind in South Australia, this is a truly amazing opportunity for a procurement professional to make a direct contribution to the good done by SA Health.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit

Applications should be submitted to Andrew Reed. Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call Andrew or Christian Gaszner on (08) 8100 8827.

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