Associate - Procurement

Vendor Management Brisbane, Australia


Purpose of Role 
As an Associate (Procurement), you’ll play a crucial role in providing procurement advice and governance aligned with the procurement operating model and associated policies and procedures. Your work will contribute to achieving the organisation’s corporate strategic plan and delivering superior results through QTC’s values and ways of working. 
Key accountabilities  
To contribute at an experienced level to the following capabilities (aligned to the procurement operating model):  
  • Business Partnering (internal) – provide assistance to internal stakeholders:
    • in understanding the procurement process in line with QTC’s Procurement Policy
    • in understanding their requirements to procure and implement a fit for purpose solution that meet requirements and objectives
    • to select contracting approach and guidance on which terms to use (ie, QTC or vendor terms)
    • with contract management hygiene including assistance with contract renewals
    • as being a trouble-shooter for contract management and vendor performance queries.
  • Relationship Management (external) – assist internal stakeholders to achieve optimal vendor performance through building and managing relationships with priority vendors.
  • Contract Management – contribute to the day to day management and administration of QTC’s contract management system. 
  • Procurement Expertise (end to end) – support internal stakeholders throughout the procurement lifecycle key phases, including: procurement planning, go to market, and contract management.
  • Delivering work of a high standard and commitment to continuous professional development. 
The role will: 
  • Implement team, corporate and enterprise-wide initiatives.
  • Provide high quality work.
  • Deliver optimal results through collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Meet reporting requirements to enable informed decision making.
  • Demonstrate capacity across a broad spectrum of skills needed for business success:
    • Negotiation, facilitation, communication skills (verbal, written, presentations) suitable to stakeholders
    • Financial, economic, industry and statistical analysis skills with high attention to detail
    • Research, reporting and advocacy to a level suitable for presentation to stakeholders
  • Demonstrate contribution to:
    • Flow of work and information 
    • Collaboration, innovation and superior results 
    • Stakeholder engagement 
    • Alignment with change programs 
    • Alignment with QTC culture 
    • Continuous improvement 
    • Governance and risk management 
  • Personal drive and integrity and accept accountability.
  • Ability to be discreet, maintain confidentiality, recognise and respect sensitivities.
  • Personal leadership consistent with QTC values and highest level QTC competencies. 
  • Takes a lead role in self-development by demonstrating ongoing learning, accepting stretch assignment opportunities, and commitment to success. 
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or significant equivalent contribution and understanding.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in procurement and/or contract management roles that demonstrate overall competency.
  • Experience in Government procurement with delivered results (preferred) or identified capacity to deliver results.