Procurement and Contracts Support Lead

Australian Rail Track Corporation

Responsible for the management and co-ordination of the Procurement and Contracts Support Team to optimise assistance provided to the business units.

  • Newly created permanent position
  • Collaborative Team environment
  • Based in Newcastle
About Us:

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is a major national organisation responsible for managing infrastructure maintenance, capital upgrades and the movement of trains on the Hunter Valley coal rail network and interstate railway track across South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. ARTC is also delivering the $10 billion Inland Rail infrastructure project connecting Melbourne and Brisbane.

At ARTC, we’re proud to be a vital part of the transport supply chain and the economic development of Australia. We are unashamed champions of rail as a cost efficient, reliable, safe and responsible mode of transport. Across five states we manage and maintain an 8,500km rail network.
A new opportunity exists for a Procurement and Contracts Support Lead.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Procurement and Contracts Support Manager, the Procurement and Contracts Support Lead will be responsible for the management and co-ordination of the Procurement and Contracts Support team to optimise the tendering and contracting assistance provided to the business units and to work in a close and collaborative manner with the Strategic Sourcing team whilst providing integrated solutions to the business units.

The position will also develop strategic stakeholder relationships within business units, assist with contract amendment support as required, as well as specific contract administration activities, negotiate contract terms whilst delivering exceptional customer service. You will build an understanding of relevant processes and provide independent review and advice where required.

In this position you will have regular communication and interaction with the wider Procurement and Contracts team across the business and external suppliers.

Your ability to be able to travel nationally within the dimensions of your role will be highly regarded.

About You:

Knowledge, skills and experience required for this role:
• Tertiary qualifications in strategic sourcing and contracting or related discipline or proven relevant experience.
• Demonstrated sourcing/contract/supply management experience with a preference towards construction and indirect procurement in a medium to large company environment.
• Experience with contracts, planning and finance systems in a large national company and a good knowledge of the relevant process flows.
• Good understanding of contracting / purchasing principles acts and legislation relative to commercial agreements, vendors and the management, selection and vetting of suppliers.
• Ability to fully understand, promote and monitor compliance of ARTC policy and procedure.
• A very good understanding of Work Health and Safety obligations and safety in construction.
• Well-developed skills in commercial acumen, negotiation, influencing and problem solving.
• Culturally resilient and capable of managing change in a challenging environment.
• Clear and concise oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of the company, supplier representatives and management.
• The ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to outstanding customer service and stakeholder engagement.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and drive effective outcomes in a fast-changing environment.
• Honest and ethical approach and a clear understanding of ethical practices and probity within a large organisation.
• Proficiency in utilising Microsoft Office and databases.

Desirable for this role:
• Knowledge of the rail industry.
• CIPs accreditation.
• Knowledge of tendering and the legislation and CPR’s related to Commonwealth Funded Projects.

About the process:

Australian Rail Track Corporation recognises that a talented and diverse workforce is fundamental to building a commercially strong and customer focused organisation so candidates with experience and perspectives that can contribute to our diverse workforce are encouraged to apply.

As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to consent to a National Criminal History Check. Appointment is subject to ARTC's medical fitness standards relative to the position. ARTC is a drug and alcohol-free working environment.

For a confidential discussion or TO APPLY in strict confidence please email in Hudson Newcastle office quoting job ref: 2Q/05234

Applications close, COB 20 September 2019.