First listed on: 29 February 2024

Procurement Governance & Support Services Manager 

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Procurement Governance & Support Services Manager (Full-Time) to join our team.  

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.  

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 

Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelinesthat’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  
  • Work a 9-day fortnight at Full pay on the Enterprise agreement  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Salary Range starting from $144,550 base + super
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Lead and manage the contract management and support services team to achieve a high-level of compliance, commercial performance and to deliver high quality services that drive efficiency whilst also managing risk.
  • Continuously improve WaterNSW’s Procurement Framework, Contract Management and Supplier Performance Framework and the self-service procurement intranet portal to enable staff to comply with policies and processes which are aimed at managing risk, but also improving commercial outcomes for WaterNSW.
  • Enhance and maintain supplier risk assessment /management tools, supplier relationship management framework and category management reporting /insights.
  • Identify capability gaps within the Procurement team and the business, determine training required, and support the development and implementation of training and capability development initiatives designed to enhance key procurement competencies, in particular contract management.
  • Support the management of the corporate property budget and commercial management through analysis, reporting, forecasting and ensure suppliers are paid on time. 

What we are looking for:  

  • Professional Procurement qualification (e.g. MCIPS), relevant Bachelor degree or experience deemed equivalent within a compliance, systems, process or governance focused procurement role 
  • Formal Project Management and Business Process Improvement/Lean qualifications or experience deemed equivalent
  • Experience with ERP systems, including source to contract, procure to pay, materials and inventory management and asset management
  • Knowledge of contract management, GIPA Act and Modern Slavery legislation 
  • Applied knowledge of procurement processes, policies, systems and framework and corporate property and finance processes and structures to drive desired outcome 

How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we balance flexibility – and the way we work – with the needs of the business, our teams, and us as individuals.

When it comes to working in an office, we work in a hybrid way. If you’re required to be in the field or on site, the benefits of flexibility can be achieved in other ways, such as through a condensed work week.

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women.Visit our WORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team/ culture:

No matter how or where you work, safety is the number one priority. This means the physical and mental safety of you, your colleagues, and the public.

Who is WaterNSW? 

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information. 

For more information, please reach out to: Talent Acquisition Partner Azmine Amer at

Please note applications for this position will close on 15 March 2024. 

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