First listed on: 09 November 2018

Assistant Secretary Non-Materiel Procurement

The Department of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group manages the acquisition and sustainment of military equipment and services. Spending more than $13 billion, in 2018-19, across a variety of Australian Defence Force programs in locations across Australia and overseas. This unique and exciting role offers an opportunity to provide commercial support to a wide range of leading edge capability programs for Defence.

The Assistant Secretary Non-Materiel Procurement is responsible for the implementation and delivery of a non-materiel procurement shared services model under the Department’s shared services reform program, including high level procurement and contracting support and commercial advice to Defence i.e. consolidate, leverage and strategically source requirements to maximise both short term and long term sustainable financial and performance benefits.

In accordance with the Defence Leadership Behaviours, to be a strong contender for this position, you will be a flexible and collaborative leader who is prepared to take calculated risks. You will be resilient, have proven high level communication skills and be personally accountable for the quality of advice and the delivery of results. You will be self-aware, positive in considering and respecting a diversity of ideas and perspectives, and have the courage to challenge the status quo when it does not serve the required outcome.

The remuneration package includes superannuation, an Executive Vehicle allowance and, where applicable, relocation expenses. The salary component for this position may be negotiated with the successful candidate within the Defence Senior Executive Service Band 1 salary range.

Engagement may be negotiated on an ongoing basis or for a specified term. To be eligible for ongoing appointment, an applicant must be, or intend to become, a permanent Australian citizen. This position is a security-designated position. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a security assessment to the appropriate level.

To discuss the requirements of this position, after first reviewing the selection documentation, please telephone Alfred Najjar at Chandler MacLeod Group on 0427 977 979.

Applicant information packs, including selection criteria and application instructions, can be obtained by visiting Applications close at 11:30pm (AEST) Sunday, 25 November 2018.

For Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on 02 6265 1742.


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