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Strategic Procurement Coordinator

Position Details:

  • Work type: Full-time Permanent
  • Location: Gayndah (Neg within North Burnett Region)
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Professional Development

Why work with us?

 There really is no better place to live, work and play than naturally beautiful North Burnett.  Home to 6 main townships plus quaint villages, the region boasts incredible National Parks, is agriculturally diverse, and offers an idyllic relaxed lifestyle.

Work-life balance, this role offers a 9-day fortnight allowing you to enjoy our beautiful rural location, and relaxed natural environment, while having the space and freedom to explore your potential.

Community and connection, find a sense of belonging and build authentic and meaningful relationships within our close-knit communities.

Affordable living, enjoy a lower cost of living and better housing affordability.

Rural lifestyle, enjoy the rural landscapes, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere.

Rewarding career, this is an exciting time to be joining the team.  North Burnett Regional Council offer a dynamic working environment with opportunities for professional development and initiatives to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out more about Gayndah in our NORTH BURNETT VISITORS GUIDE.


About the role

North Burnett Regional Council are seeking a suitably experienced and qualified individual to lead strategic procurement and contract management for Council. This position is responsible for developing and implementing procurement strategies, managing the procurement-to-pay process, and providing specialist advice. Reporting to the Financial Services Manager, the Strategic Procurement Coordinator will help to streamline processes, ensure compliance, and lead the procurement team to deliver service excellence.

About you

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate your abilities as a strategic thinker with exceptional leadership skills, committed to delivering cost-effective solutions. Your strong communication and analytical abilities will enable you to manage complex procurement processes effectively. Ideally you will possess at least 5 years’ experience, you thrive in a dynamic environment and excel in driving positive outcomes.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the preparation of strategies, plans and programs which enhance Council’s capacity to deliver high quality, transparent, strategic and cost-effective outcomes ensuring they are to relevant Local Government standards, legislation and required Acts and standards.
  • Manage the procurement-to-pay process across Council, delivering value for money outcomes with improved back of house functions.
  • Identify and analyse business and commercial opportunities and provide recommendations, initiatives, strategies and actions to Management.
  • Develop and implement effective internal controls to provide appropriate financial governance for Council.
  • Simplify and streamline processes that support the procurement and contracting functions of Council.
  • Ensure that appropriate systems are in place to support the procurement policy, probity and legislative compliance obligations under the Local Government Act 2009.
  • Lead, manage, consolidate and implement the functions of Council’s procurement including a review of all existing procurement and contract management strategies, policies, systems and practices.
  • Provide specialist advice to the Senior Management Team to enable effective engagement in tendering processes, including value for money / quality outcomes, contracts, and delivery; ensuring a complete procurement cycle.
  • Provide training, assistance and support across Council as appropriate to ensure effective procurement control and implementation.
  • Lead, motivate, develop and support the procurement team to deliver service excellence and influence the culture of positive compliance around the organisation’s procurement.

Please refer to the Position Description for full details regarding further responsibilities and requirements of this position.

Benefits of working at Council

  • Be part of a passionate and talented team
  • Competitive salaries, plus 12% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Healthy work/ life balance
  • Rostered days off (RDO)
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee ‘Study Assistance’ scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program for work or non-work-related matters

Applications close:  10:00pm, Monday 29 July 2024

Contact: For further information regarding this position please contact Jeni from the Recruitment Team on 0447 153 948.

Love the role and looking for accommodation?

The North Burnett Region offers affordable accommodation options, particularly if you are looking at getting into the housing market.  Contact our local real-estate agents directly to discuss potential opportunities.

If you are looking for short-term/rental accommodation, again, please contact our local Real Estate agents directly to discuss suitable options.

Additional Information

Please refer to the Position Description for full details regarding the responsibilities and requirements of this position.

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we would love to learn more about you and appreciate your application.

To be considered for this position, you must have adequate unrestricted rights to work in Australia.

North Burnett Regional Council is a drug and alcohol-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

North Burnett Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend the closing date, without prior notice.