National Blood Authority (Nba)
Home » Assistant Director, Contract and Procurement Management Assistant Director, Contract and Procurement Management The National Blood Authority (NBA) is an Australian Government statutory agency whose role is to work in a collaborative manner with all Australian governments and blood sector stakeholders to ensure Australia's blood supply is safe, secure, adequate and affordable, and to support best practice management and use of blood products in Australia.
You will be part of the Commercial Blood Products Section. This section is responsible for ensuring the supply of a range of commercially available blood products to the Australian community through centralised national contracting,
at a cost of over $600 million annually.
Your role will be to lead the management of high value commercial contracts and the procurement of these products. The role will require you to exercise your leadership skills to manage a small team to deliver on business outcomes.
We are looking for great people with demonstrated experience in government contract management and procurement and who can exercise initiative and judgement in the application of Commonwealth procurement policy and the application of practices and procedures. You will be able to manage and provide clear advice on contract management, apply innovative approaches to improve outcomes and performance, apply detailed analytical skills in relation to complex problems, utilise your strong stakeholder engagement and negotiation skills, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Primary Job Purpose
Although not exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities of this position will require you to:
Oversee and manage contracts, programs and projects in accordance with the objectives of the National Blood Agreement and government policies;
Provide contract management and procurement advice and guidance to a range of stakeholders across the NBA;
Coordinate and manage procurement processes;
Establish, implement, monitor and review contract performance and supply risk management strategies;
Propose and implement innovations within a culture of continuous improvement;
Analyse reports and proposals, and prepare and deliver high quality papers, briefs, presentations and correspondence;
Coordinate and manage human and financial resources, workflow and team performance;
Build effective relationships and achieve negotiation outcomes with internal and external stakeholders, including staff; and
Contribute to the NBA organisational strategy and promote a collaborative workplace culture.
For further information about this vacancy and instructions on on how to address the selection criteria, see the Job Description below. To apply, please submit your CV, response to the selection criteria (1000 words limit) and a completed NBA Coversheet (available here:
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