Procurement Manager

Job No: BI201820200
Location: Melbourne

  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Generous salary packaging options available
  • End-to-end procurement role



The Procurement Manager is responsible for the end-to-end procurement process at the Institute, managing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of institute-wide purchasing systems and processes. A key component of this role will be the preparation of tender evaluation plans for various supplies and to investigate ways to improve systems and processes. The Procurement Manager will be customer focused with strong relationship management skills.



The Procurement Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Investigating and implementing improvements to current systems and processes and/or new systems and processes
  • Liaising with other institutions in respect of benchmarking prices for products and services
  • Liaising directly with suppliers and negotiating more favourable pricing
  • Ensure compliance with Institute procurement policy
  • Management of the IPOS system
  • Oversight of purchase requisitions, collection and matching with invoices and delivery dockets and generation of payments
  • Data processing and end to end purchase order generation
  • Following up all outstanding purchase orders
  • Responding to purchasing related queries



The successful applicant will have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience in conducting tender evaluations
  • Well developed, high level communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or understanding of purchasing databases/systems
  • Strong relationship management skills, including experience negotiating with suppliers
  • Proven ability to work independently and without supervision

Benefit from ongoing support, a monthly accrued day off and attractive salary packaging working for this leading not-for-profit organisation.  Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience. 

Burnet Institute is committed to providing our people with a supportive working environment. We value diversity and gender equity at the institute and provide flexible working arrangements for our staff. Burnet is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.



To apply for this position, please complete the details below and attach the following documents:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined above and in the attached position description)
  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees

Applications close 18th July at 11:59pm AEDT (GMT+11)

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process. This field is not compulsory.

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or criminal record check from the Australian Federal Police.

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