Procurement Advisor

  • Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia
  • Permanent
  • Two positions on offer - one permanent & one 12-month fixed-term contract
  • Lots of career opportunities & advancement available + other company benefits
  • Base salary starts at 101k (plus super) & lots of flexibility to work from home

We care for the people of NSW, building confidence and trust so our communities can thrive. We make the complex simple, so our schemes deliver better outcomes for people and communities. Whether a person is severely injured in the workplace or on our roads, icare supports their long-term care needs to improve quality of life, including helping people return to work.

We insure over 329,000 NSW businesses and 202 NSW Government agencies. We protect around 90 per cent of public and private sector workers in NSW – that's approximately 3.2 million people. icare is a trusted risk advisor to the NSW Government, protecting over $266.6 billion of the state's most iconic assets, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The opportunity:

These Procurement Advisor roles will operate within the Digitech portfolio of icare to provide procurement expertise and assist stakeholders to plan, develop, source and manage procurement arrangements to effectively meet business outcomes and government directions.

It’s an exciting time at icare where no two days are the same; but on a typical day you will:

  • Validate stakeholder business needs, compile, and source market information, and assist in analysing markets and assessing risk to inform procurement planning and sourcing decisions.
  • Conduct sourcing activities in accordance with established policies and procedures to meet business needs and participate in negotiations to establish and review supply arrangements that will deliver value for money procurement outcomes.
  • Implement and contribute to the development of contract management plans, resolve issues, monitor performance, and negotiate contract variations through effective supplier relationships to enhance business outcomes.
  • Provide advice, information, and guidance on procurement related matters to staff across the agency to provide governance and support good practice in procurement.
  • Identify, mitigate and escalate procurement risks to enable the organisation to meet its obligations and maximise business opportunities.
  • Maintain and update procurement records and generate reports on procurement and contract activity to meet organisational compliance requirements and provide access to procurement information.

Your story so far:

  • Broad experience in a procurement role where you have applied contemporary procurement best practice (exposure to ICT advantageous).
  • Proven experience working with ERP systems, focusing on the procurement module.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with effective stakeholder management and negotiation skills.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and organisational skills, with ability to manage high volume workloads and tight timeframes.

What we offer:

We know our strength comes from the diversity of our people and so we want people with different experiences and backgrounds to apply. We recognise the importance of balance and flexibility and understand that it’s not a one size fits all approach.

icare provides career opportunities and great employee benefits, including:  

  • Flexible working arrangements to help you balance work and life
  • A corporate wellbeing program with subsidised gym membership, free flu vaccinations and health check programs
  • Comprehensive learning and development support 
  • Our People Awards - On-the-spot Recognition, Quarterly Values Awards & Our People Annual Awards
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • icare day – access to an extra day’s leave
  • 17.5% annual leave loading

If you think you’re the right person for this role, please apply now. Don’t delay as we’re assessing applications as they are received.

icare recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If there are any accessibility adjustments you need to help you be able to apply for this role, please contact us at: talentacquisition@icare.nsw.gov.au

Please note that you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia, New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport or have unrestricted working rights to apply for this role.

  • icare is the brand of Insurance & Care NSW
  • For more information about icare visit our website
  • icare operates a direct sourcing model so no agency introductions will be accepted
  • We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant
  • A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

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