Procurement Officer

Posted 10 September 2021
SalaryPaxus pays weekly
LocationCanberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Job type Contract
DisciplineIT General
Reference200203755 _1631232034

Job description

About the Role

Our client is seeking an APS5 Procurement Officer with a strong customer-centric focus, excellent engagement skills, and a positive and flexible approach to provide procurement expertise and assist stakeholders to plan, develop, source and manage procurement arrangements.

This is a 6 month contract + 6 month extension.


  • Assist in end to end procurement processes in line with the agency's policies and processes.
  • Explain procurement processes and requirements to those responsible for business area spend and persuade them to adopt best practice.
  • Prepare procurement and contract documentation in line with the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework (in particular the Commonwealth Procurement Rules).
  • Quality check procurement documents and simple contracts.
  • Post requests for quotes to procurement portals.
  • Assist with collecting information for reports to senior executives and other Commonwealth entities.
  • Conduct research such as checking AusTender for the most appropriate panel for staff members to use.
  • Establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including liaison, negotiation, and consultation.
  • Identify, mitigate and escalate procurement risks to enable the organisation to meet its obligations and maximise business opportunities.

Skills and Experience

  • Good written and verbal communication skills are required to review and prepare documentation
  • Ability to "think on your feet", find creative solutions and work under high pressure
  • Well-developed interpersonal and customer service skills are required to regularly liaise with a broad range of stakeholders, including senior executives, agency staff and suppliers
  • Ability to learn policy and processes and apply them to everyday work
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good research and analysis skills
  • Understanding of government procurement and financial processes (desirable)

You must be an Australian Citizen with a baseline clearance or be willing to obtain a baseline clearance.

Reference: 200203755

To be considered for the role click the 'apply' button or for more information about this and other opportunities please contact Antonia Levantis on 02 61519211 or email: and quote the above job reference number.

Paxus values diversity and welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people living with a disability. If you require an adjustment to the recruitment process please contact me on the above contact details.