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Procurement Coordinator

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As the Procurement Coordinator you will work with stakeholders across government agencies and the private sector to initiate and sustain sound practices that support the Technical Security capability. You will work on a wide range of matters including procurement of security equipment and assets, project management, planning and logistics for technical security travel and deployments, and management of security equipment including a technical lab.

You will be comfortable operating as part of a small team and at times with autonomy, with a focus on discretion, integrity and accountability. You will understand the importance of effective teamwork and be able to establish and maintain networks and actively assist in establishing and maintaining strong business relationships with stakeholders and suppliers.


You will have strong organisational skills and use your initiative to identify and resolve issues. You will have a genuine interest in supporting a high tempo operational team and a curiosity or existing understanding of technical security. You will have a dedication towards client service and providing high quality results.

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate or be willing to learn:

  • experience with SAP;
  • best practice contract management and sound knowledge of procurement processes and Commonwealth Procurement Rules;
  • developed skills in problem-solving, thinking on your feet and working proactively to resolve issues;
  • a commitment to improving service delivery, including through cooperation, collaboration and strengthened relationships;
  • strong task prioritisation and resource management skills, sound analytical judgement, and strong communication skills, including well-developed writing, liaison and negotiating skills;
  • an understanding of, and commitment to, protective security policies and practices; and
  • experience managing competing priorities and delivering excellent customer service.

KEY DUTIES

Key duties may include:

  • managing travel administration and logistics on behalf of a busy operational team.
  • supporting the team and working with the Security Procurement and Equipment teams to manage contracts, procurements and budget.
  • preparing project and financial documentation to inform governance committees.
  • managing the technical security lab including a maintenance schedule and assets replacement.
  • reviewing and assessing new and emerging equipment and engaging with members across the technical security community in government and private industry to ensure we have the best available equipment.
  • working with the Technical Security Officers, DSD Program Management Office, Regional Security Officer network and posts to support project delivery.
  • reviewing and updating administrative policies and procedures.
  • managing issues related to equipment supply-chain, freight and international logistics.
  • other duties as directed.

Contract Type: TEMPORARY

Specialism: Procurement & Supply Chain

Focus: Consultancy

Industry: Public Sector and Government

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Canberra

Job Reference: T-24

Date posted: 10 July 2024

Consultant: Talin Thomson

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