Vacancy Details

Procurement Business Partner  

  • Full time-Permanent Role  
  • Salary starting at $71,554 plus superannuation 
  • Great work-life balance | Flexible working options available

Are you looking for an organisation that supports staff through career development and flexible work options? 

Do you want to escape the city life and experience the regional lifestyle?  

Wodonga Council supports its staff in accessing genuine flexible work and leave options including working from home, flexible start and finish times, paid parental leave arrangements and purchasing additional leave.   

Want to read more about life in Wodonga? Click here or visit our website here. 

Wodonga Council is dedicated to providing high quality services across the community.  

We are a values-driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams which benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.  

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do. 


The role 

This position will contribute to the council’s goals of delivering cost effective, quality services in a competitive environment, with a strong customer focus by administering the competitive tendering and contract management processes. The position will develop and maintain a program of preferred supplier arrangements to ensure the council contracts are with quality focused organisations who deliver safe work practices in the provision of high quality goods and services. 


Key aspects of the role include the following. 

  • Develop and maintain a program of preferred supplier agreements for a variety of goods and services required by the council on an ongoing basis. 
  • Undertake the preparation of specifications, tender and contract documentation, including drafting advertisements and relevant correspondence. 
  • Calling for and opening tenders, quotations and expressions of interest, evaluation and making recommendations for acceptance by delegates. 
  • Assist in the policy development, the implementation of procurement programs, training and guidelines, as required. 
  • Provide advice, information and support to the council staff in relation to effective procurement and contract management practices. Ensuring all relevant officers are sufficiently trained in applicable legislation and best practice procurement. 


Key Selection Criteria:  

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us the following. 

  1. Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in procurement, project management, business, law or a related discipline.  
  2. Proven ability to build and maintain professional relationships with all stakeholder groups, both internal and external, with a strong emphasis on providing timely customer service. 
  3. The ability to regularly evaluate systems and processes to identify opportunities for improvement.  
  4. Experience with computer-based systems and programs, ideally related to purchasing and finance functions, document management systems, and proficiency in MS Office (Word and Excel). 
  5. Strong organisational and planning abilities, excellent time and problem management skills, keen attention to detail, and proficient verbal and written communication skills. 
  6. Demonstrated ability in maintaining confidentiality, professional competence and exercise discretion at all times. 


How to Apply  

Visit our website 

Use the “apply” button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to;  

  • When you apply, there will be text fields to type and address the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here)  
  • Upload a brief cover letter  
  • Upload a current resume 

 Prior to commencement, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following. 

  • A copy of a recent National Police Check (less than 3 months) 
  • A current driver’s licence 
  • Any other mandatory requirements outlined in the position description (eg. first aid, CPR, WWCC, forklift). 
  • The completion of a pre-employment functional assessment (paid for by the council) might  also be required. 

If applicable, evidence regarding right to work in Australia will need to be presented. 



Team Leader Procurement- Miranda Somers- (02) 6022 9371 


Applications close 11.59pm, Tuesday 23rd July 2024  

Position description below 

Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including: 

  • Employee health and wellbeing programs; 
  • Flexible work arrangements; 
  • Learning and development; and, 
  • Career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and, people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you to submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at