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Procurement Specialist

Achieve Australia

Purpose of the role

We are recruiting a Procurement Specialist role to join our Finance and Corporate Services team. This is a stand-alone position tasked with establishing a Procurement function. Achieve Australia is an organisation with diverse assets.

Why join team Achieve?

For many of our staff, making a real difference to the lives of people with disability and working with a great, supportive teams is its own reward.

We appreciate that, but we want our team to know that we value them, so offer benefits such as:

  • Salary sacrifice options including Fringe Benefits Tax and car leasing
  • Access to personal and financial counselling for you and your family
  • A range of paid leave and flexible working options
  • Support to stay fit and healthy with fitness memberships and access to wellness programs

At Achieve, it’s more than just a job

You have the chance to change lives and bring inclusion to life every day.

Our focus is our people; the people we support, and the team we employ, that we value most. We offer a career you can be proud of and a place where you feel safe to be yourself. We invest in our workforce and appreciate the rich diversity they represent of life experience, languages and culture.

Achieve has been providing services to people with disability since the 1950s. Today, we are a registered NDIS provider offering integrated clinical, health, social and disability services in accommodation, community participation, supported employment and support coordination services in the Greater Sydney and in Northern Rivers regions in NSW.

About the role

The Procurement Specialist provides procurement expertise and assists stakeholders to plan, develop, source and manage procurement arrangements to effectively meet organisational and business objectives. This will involve negotiating new supply agreements and managing existing supply agreements across the Achieve business.


  • Vendor relationship management to ensure that contracted SLA’s are met.
  • Contract management so that entering, renewing, extending and terminating contracts comply with legal requirements and are planned to maximise negotiation leverage Use.
  • Assist in the development of Procurement policy that are sustainable, ESG compliant and comply with responsible sourcing requirements.
  • Develop a procurement process that is economic, rigorous, efficient, and controlled to minimise fraud and conflict of interest.
  • Develop and implement a vendor selection process that ensures the best outcome for Achieve.
  • Vendor verification to ensure all licenses, insurance, clearances and policy compliances are in place.
  • Ad hoc and project responsibilities as required.

About you

  • Relevant experience within the procurement field.
  • Specialist knowledge of procurement concepts, processes activities and trends Strong relationship and negotiation skills.
  • Advanced analytical interpretation and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership, coupled with people and project management skills.
  • Proactive, autonomous and capable of self-starting tasks/projects with the ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Understands confidentiality and works with integrity.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office program suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access Demonstrated capacity to learn how to use other computer software.
  • Preferred qualifications and membership with Procurement Associations and Professional Associations.
  • This role is a great opportunity for an autonomous and resilient Procurement professional to achieve fast goals for the organisation.

Pre-employment checks:

Achieve Australia is committed to safer recruitment practices, which safeguard and promote the welfare of the people we support, and staff are expected to share this commitment. To achieve this, your application may be subject to a number of pre-employment checks; including reference checks, a Police check, NDIS Worker Check, Working with Children check, Right to work in Australia check. Please note, criminal history does not immediately affect employment opportunities. Applications will be assessed on merit.

We have a Covid-19 Safety Plan to support our vulnerable clients and our workforce. It is a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

How to apply:

To register your interest, please click ‘Apply Now' and provide a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

If you have questions about this role, or would like to discuss any reasonable adjustment you may require throughout the recruitment process, or require an alternate method of submitting your application, please email [email protected] using the subject line: Procurement Specialist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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