Prime Function

The Procurement & Contracts Manager will develop and manage procurement business systems and draft relevant policies and procedures so as to enable TLaWC to take maximum advantage of government policy settings with regard to Indigenous services procurement.  The position will be responsible for preparing and submitting tenders, negotiating contracts and agreements, and overseeing contract administration. 

Key Duties 

  1. Develop and manage TLaWC’s procurement processes
  2. Negotiate, document and monitor all NRM and on-Country contracts
  3. Manage contracting for services to ensure delivery of outcomes that meet stakeholder requirements and contractual obligations
  4. Research, monitor and apply relevant legislation and government policy
  5. Contribute to review and ensure continuous improvement of TLaWC policy, procedures and planning documents in relation to procurement and contracting 
  6. Draft tenders and represent TLaWC in tender meetings and briefings
  7. Source and develop relationships with external contractors to build TLaWC’s sub-contracting network
  8. Provide appropriate leadership, support and advice to TLaWC staff and necessary

Selection Criteria

Required knowledge and skills

  • An strong understanding of the essential aspects of procurement, tendering and contract negotiation and administration
  • Experience in commercial negotiation
  • Highly proficient written and oral communication skills and stakeholder management skills 
  • A passion for continuous improvement in a fast paced and dynamic project environment
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (or equivalent experience) in such disciplines as: commerce, business, administration or law – or related disciplines

Personal qualities

  1. Good professional judgment and confident decision-making in relation to core duties
  2. High ethical standards and personal integrity
  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality in relation to sensitive information
  4. A strong work ethic and an ability to attend to duties without constant supervision and direction
  5. Strong organizing and time management habits
  6. A high degree of emotional intelligence

Adherence to Code of Conduct

All TLaWC staff must comply fully with the staff Code of Conduct. 

Key Performance Indicators

  • A demonstrable increase in TLaWC’s market share of contracts per agency 
  • A demonstrable income stream from procurement activities
  • A substantial share of Local Government and State agency contracts are awarded to TLaWC
  • Strong relationships are established with State agencies, local government and other stakeholders so that TLaWC becomes the provider-of-choice for a range of Caring for Country services
  • Compliance with contract requirements is consistently achieved

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