Procurement Business Partner (6 month contract)

Job No: BDBRC929
Location: Bundaberg

Salary is negotiable based on skills and experience
6 Month Contract 
Flexible working options will be considered 

Strategic Procurement & Supply
Bundaberg Region

Are you ready to join our team and build Australia's best regional community? 

About Us

Here at Bundaberg Regional Council our vision is bold but simple, to build Australia’s best regional community.

We’ve created a culture that’s centred on our core values. To be a Council that is customer focused, respectful and prides itself on team work, leadership, sustainability and innovation. We’re an all-inclusive Council that celebrates diversity and communicates in an open and respectful manner.

Uniquely positioned north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, the Bundaberg Region is one of Australia’s fastest-growing regional cities and the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The Bundaberg Region boasts the most equitable climate in Australia and rates fifth in the world alongside Hawaii.  Noted for its environmental excellence, pristine waterways, and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the Bundaberg Region showcases everything that nature’s palette can create.  

About The Opportunity 

We have a new opportunity for an experienced Procurement Business Partner to join our Strategic Procurement & Supply Team, due to an internal appointment. This is not your standard procurement role! This is an opportunity to operate at a strategic level within an established team. 

This position is a fundamental role within Council, delivering excellent customer service whilst building strength and capability in our procurement process, to deliver sustainable value in our commercial approaches to market for goods and services.

This unique opportunity supports career development and offers potential for advancement within a large local government organisation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating tender evaluations, providing guidance and support to decentralised buyers.
  • Providing internal probity services.
  • Identifying capable, pre-qualified suppliers. Where there are insufficient suppliers, invite new suppliers to register.
  • Conduct RFQs to fulfil the business requirements ensuring all sourcing activities and negotiations align to the Procurement policy.
  • Collaborate with the Procurement team for contract and catalogue opportunities promoting increased self service.
  • Ensure sourcing activities and related data are captured and managed in the required systems, for the purposes of tracking benefits.
  • Provide exceptional customer service, ensuring that customers receive responsive services and accurate advice and guidance, including proactively engaging with and seeking feedback from all stakeholders.
  • Develop an understanding of customers’ and stakeholders’ procurement needs and recommend strategies which align with Council policy and legislative requirements.

About You

  • Relevant qualifications in fields such as commerce, supply chain management, procurement, or business management.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Effective negotiation and contracting skills.
  • Well-developed organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in procurement and supply practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and contribute to a professional high performing team.
  • High level (Advanced) experience working in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power BI.

What We Offer 

  • An attractive remuneration salary with options for salary sacrifice, up to 12% Superannuation contributions, 17.5% leave loading.
  • 36.25 hour working week, regular rostered days off, including long weekends.
  • Opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression.
  • Work within a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance and a friendly and supported team.

The Selection Process

We celebrate our community's rich diversity and are committed to attracting and employing people that represent the community that we serve.  We recognise and appreciate the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive and safe working environment where all employees are valued, respected and supported to achieve their potential. We are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

The preferred candidate will be required to undertake a National Police Clearance as part of the recruitment process.

How to Apply

To apply or find out more about the Position Description and our Benefits, Rewards and Recognition, or our Diversity & Inclusion Strategyvisit our Careers with Council webpage. 

Closing Date: 11 June 2023 at 11:30pm 

Applications that do not meet the above requirements may not be shortlisted. The advertisement will be closed either when a successful applicant is identified or on Sunday 11 June 2023, whichever is sooner.

Thank you for your interest in this position.  We look forward to receiving your application.

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