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Team Leader Procurement

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Employer:  Tas Water
Job Type:  Full Time
Hobart TAS 7000, Australia (Show on map)
Position Description:  PD - Team Leader Procurement - July 2018 REC.pdf

Team Leader Procurement

Who Is TasWater?

TasWater's vision is to be 'a trusted and respected provider of essential services that is making a positive difference to Tasmania'.  We believe that our vision is about building trust and respect with our colleagues and customers. We do this by living our values and behaviours and making these the foundation of the way we work each and every day, as the sole provider of water and sewerage services to businesses and homes across the state.

The Opportunity

You will lead our Procurement Team to deliver efficient and effective procurement and contract management functions. The location of this role is flexible - you can be based out of our Hobart, Launceston or Devonport office.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead a team of Procurement Officers to procure, negotiate and manage commodity contracts, including regular reviews of contractor performance
  • Lead the development of tender documentation and facilitation of tender evaluations.
  • Manage contract negotiation processes with suppliers, vendors and contractors, ensuring financial outcomes for TasWater are maximised while meeting business needs, minimising risks, and adhering to compliance requirements.
  • Guide the development of legal contracts and oversee business cases to support new initiatives.
  • Work with the Manager Procurement Services to identify, develop and implement improvements in procurement practices.

Selection Criteria

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the following criteria:

  • Diploma in relevant discipline such as Business, Business Administration, Procurement or Contracting, OR demonstrated equivalent competence.
  • Significant experience working at a senior level within a Purchasing or Procurement environment with thorough understanding of best practice stock control processes.
  • Experience in leading and supervising teams.
  • Good computer skills, including MS Office and specialised software (Maximo experience an advantage).

Why join the TasWater Team?

TasWater strongly believe that it is our people who play a big role in helping TasWater achieve our vision of a sustainable water future. At TasWater we look for highly talented and motivated people whose values align with our own.

As a TasWater team member you can look forward to working in an exciting and stimulating work environment which changes daily. We believe in promoting a culture that encourages productive behaviours and give our team members an opportunity to contribute to a sustainable future.

TasWater provide and encourage our people to take part in comprehensive training and career development with a focus on innovative thinking. We understand that a work life balance in today's climate is important, offer flexible working arrangements and consider health and safety to be our number one priority.

How to apply?

Visit our website, download a copy of the position description and review the selection criteria against your skills and experience.

For further information about this role please contact  John Perrott, Manager Procurement Services on (03) 6237 8714 or

Applications close 12 noon on 18 July 2018.

This role is readvertised and previous applicants need not apply.

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