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Procurement and Contracts Manager

Date: 16-Feb-2021

Location: Perth, WA, AU, 6000

Company: Catholic Education Office of WA

Procurement and Contracts Manager

Finance Team

Finance and Infrastructure Directorate



The Team


The Finance Team is responsible for providing professional corporate support services to Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA), and assists in the implementation of CEWA’s vision and strategic directions. 


The Finance Team provides services in the areas of financial and management accounting, financial reporting, treasury management, and accounts payable and receivable.



The Role


Key responsibilities for this role include: 


  • Collaborate with and provide advice to CEWA Ltd senior leaders (schools and office) regarding best practice and cost-effective system procurement opportunities and risk management.
  • Develop and coordinate end-to-end procurement processes, providing value add outcomes that assist with the implementation of CEWA Ltd’s strategic directions.
  • Oversee the evaluation of competitive tender processes ensuring a high level of probity.
  • Prepare procurement plans, business cases, tender and evaluation documentation, and contract documentation in conjunction with CEWA Ltd’s Legal Counsel as required
  • Develop and implement systems, maintain records and prepare reports on contracts and procurement activities.
  • Maintain CEWA Ltd’s contracts register.
  • Support contract management activities including regular reporting and check-ins with suppliers and vendors and maintaining quality business relationships.
  • Provide oversight and advice regarding contract management and performance to ensure that CEWA Ltd achieves value within an appropriate probity framework.


Your Background


  • Demonstrated experience in large scale procurement activities including tendering, contract management and negotiation, cost analysis and management, strategic sourcing, project management and risk management.
  • High level skills in preparing and evaluating complex procurement and contract documentation.
  • Well-developed research and analytical skills with the ability to identify and highlight key issues.
  • Demonstrated conceptual and strategic problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to plan, prioritise and organise workload to meet agreed timeframes.


What we can offer you


  • Additional leave entitlements (over Christmas 4 days) 
  • Competitive salary
  • Salary packaging
  • Free onsite parking
  • Corporate healthcare rates
  • Heritage listed work environment
  • Staff canteen service
  • Wellness program
  • Employee assistance program.


Further Information: Please refer to the Position Description for additional details. For a copy please email careers@cewa.edu.au.


Contact Person:  Paul Leuba, Chief Finance Officer on (08) 6380 5363 or email careers@cewa.edu.au.


To Apply please click on the Apply now button

Interested applicants must submit a short summary addressing the selection criteria and their curriculum vitae, including the names and contact numbers of at least two work related referees (current/past line managers). 



A current National Police History Check as issued by the Department of Education Western Australia must be provided by the successful applicant.    


Where to? All applications are to reach The Executive Director of Catholic Education, Catholic Education Office of WA via the Apply now button no later than 5pm, Tuesday 2 March 2021.


Catholic Education Western Australia encourages applications from culturally diverse background, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability or medical condition who meet the requirements of this position. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia. 


Applicants must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education.