Sourcing Manager - Procurement Services

Posted 23 February 2024
Salary$670 - $750 per day
Job type Contract
DisciplineContracts AdministrationGovernment State

Job description

  • Government opportunity in Parramatta CBD
  • 12 months initial contract with view to further extension
  • $670 - 750 per day + super
Our State Government Client supplies two-thirds of water used in NSW. More than a system operator they are also catchment protectors and water quality experts.  They maintain and operate the assets that supply water to our customers and communities and skilfully manage the system through floods and drought – and are advocates for their customers and educators to the broader community.

The Role

The Sourcing Manager Leads and directs the provision of procurement services, including procurement planning, development, sourcing, contract, and risk management activities, to achieve value for money, to meet business needs and obligations under the Procurement Framework and excellence in safety.

Key accountabilities will include:
  • Safety: ensure all activities are undertaken with the safety of our people as the number one priority and always role model safe behaviour.
  • Values: behave and make decisions in accordance with the Organisation Values at all times.
  • Lead the development and implementation of policies, procedures, systems and performance management frameworks for all procurement related activity to ensure a high level of professional practice and deliver compliant, effective and efficient procurement outcomes.
  • Develop and implement complex procurement plans and strategies to meet business needs, enhance stakeholder engagement, address and mitigate risks, maximise commercial value delivery and challenge providers through competitive market engagement and dialogue, driving timely delivery of high quality goods and services and reducing cost for the business.
  • Partner with stakeholders to develop innovative supply strategies that include outcomes to support our Reconciliation Action Plan and ESG program, establish supply arrangements, lead high-level negotiations and handover contracts effectively to deliver value for money outcomes
  • Provide authoritative advice supported by extensive experience and knowledge of market leading practices to senior key stakeholders on all aspects of procurement to encourage innovative practices, drive commercial approach, achieve optimal delivery of business outcomes and adhere to the procurement framework directions.
  • Lead and manage cross-functional procurement teams to successfully deliver procurement business plans and achieve optimal outcomes from procurement activity; engage with senior leaders providing assurance and seeking sponsor endorsements for procurement engagements
  • Apply procurement governance and risk management framework to monitor compliance of procurement activity and performance, manage risk and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives of processes, systems, tools, templates and ways of working.
  • Ensure sourcing activities and related data are captured and managed in the required systems, for the purposes of tracking benefits and status of all projects
  • Coach sourcing and other team members to ensure effective management and efficient delivery of all procurement activities.
To be successful you will need:
  • Professional Procurement qualification (e.g. MCIPS), relevant Bachelor degree or experience deemed equivalent
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Applied knowledge of procurement processes, policies, systems and frameworks
  • Applied knowledge of corporate processes and structures to drive desired outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience in partnering with the business to develop effective procurement strategies, lead commercial negotiations and manage contracts across the lifecycle
  • Experience with ERP systems, including source-to-contract and procure-to-pay
To Apply:
To be eligible it is essential that applicants hold Permanent Residency, hold a current Driver Licence and have the ability to obtain and maintain a national police check. 
Additionally, a Pre-employment Medical Office based role, along with evidence of COVID-19 vaccination will also required for successful applicant.

If you are interested in this role, please do APPLY NOW with your resume and expression of interest in MS Word format or call Karen on 02 9200 3677 for more information.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.