First listed on: 31 January 2020

Procurement Officer 

The Opportunity
  • Do you have the ability to deliver strategic outcomes to complex procurement activities?
  • Do you have excellent stakeholder management and problem-solving skills?
  • Join CSIRO - Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation!

The Position

Strategic Procurement team is seeking a Procurement Officer with strong procurement, stakeholder management, negotiation and organisational skills. Key interactions will be with internal CSIRO business units, Department of Finance, Commonwealth entities and CSIRO suppliers.

You will be working within National Facilities, Collections, Business and Infrastructure Team of the Strategic Procurement Section. You will be required to have strong stakeholder focus, excellent communication abilities and interpersonal skills to manage on-going relationships, augmented by a high- level working knowledge of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) and how they apply to a Corporate Commonwealth Entity (CCE).

You will be providing support to stakeholders through commercial/risk-based models to develop efficient and effective procurement and contracting strategies to support large infrastructure and capital expenditure projects and maintenance programs.

You should have comprehensive understanding of procurement methodologies, and the ability to lead strategic to complex procurements and provide advice to staff on the best procurement methods available to support the business unit objectives.

You will be working autonomously on most tasks, and the occupant will be expected to display initiative and be proactive in identifying opportunities for improvement and display sound decision-making skills.

In this position, we expect you to participate effectively as a team member while engaging with Strategic Procurement stakeholders and establishing strong relationships with clients and stakeholders to ensure CSIRO objectives and outcomes are met.

Your duties will include:
  • Undertaking and taking the lead in managing complex procurement activities and establish contracts that are compliant with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs).
  • Development of all procurement documentation associated with complex procurement, in particular, procurements related to capital expenditure, infrastructure and property maintenance.
  • Assisting in negotiations with suppliers and manage issues to successful agreement.
  • Developing contracts as an outcome of tendering activities.
  • Managing Relationships effectively.
  • Other responsibilities as specified in detail in the Position description.

Location:  Canberra, ACT
Salary:  AU$83k – AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Indefinite
Reference: 64901

To be considered you will need:

1.    A relevant Certificate or tertiary qualification, such as Procurement, Government, Administration and/or relevant work experience.

2.    Demonstrated ability in delivering strategic to complex procurements throughout the entire procurement lifecycle.

3.    Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for managing work projects to achieve results in a professional and timely manner, meeting deadlines and respond positively to change.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description.


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalentand the applicants must be Australian/New Zealand Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents Only.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirments of this role.

Applications Close

Monday 17 February 2020, 11:00pm AEDT.

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