First listed on: 28 October 2018

Procurement Officer

  • Are you experienced in complex procurements with strong stakeholder management skills?
  • Make a difference with your expertise in diverse procurement activities
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science and technology research organisation

CSIROs Strategic Procurement team is seeking to engage two Procurement Officers with strong procurement, stakeholder management, negotiation and organisational skills. Key interactions will be with internal CSIRO business units, Department of Finance, Commonwealth entities and CSIRO suppliers.

The positions will require a strong customer focus, excellent communication abilities and interpersonal skills, augmented by a high level working knowledge of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPR) and how they apply to a Corporate Commonwealth Entity (CCE). Applicants will have a demonstrated ability to provide support to stakeholders through commercial/risk based models to develop efficient and effective procurement and contracting strategies.

Your duties will include

  • Undertake complex procurement activities and contract management in a manner which is compliant with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs).
  • Develop all procurement documentation associated with complex procurements, supported by the procuring business unit staff.
  • Develop and negotiate contracts as an outcome of tendering activities.
  • Provide support to delivering government policy and CPR compliant procurement strategies within complex multi-tiered stakeholder groups.

Location:             Black Mountain, ACT
Salary:                 AU$82k - AU$93k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:                Indefinite
Reference:           59005

To be successful you will need

  • Relevant qualifications and/or equivalent experience in government procurement.
  • Demonstrated ability in delivering complex procurements throughout the entire procurement lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated capability to think strategically in order to support strategic direction of CSIRO, managing procurements, contract negotiations and contract management.
  • Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for managing work projects to achieve results in a professional and timely manner and respond positively to change.
  • Demonstrated capability in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Hold or be able to obtain a National Police Check.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description


  • Relevant qualifications and/or equivalent experience in government procurement.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close: 13 Nov 2018

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