Vacancy Details

Team Leader Procurement 

  • Permanent Leadership role 
  • Salary starting at $93,941 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 to balance our work and personal commitments including options such as working from home, flexible start and finish times, paid parental leave arrangements and purchasing additional leave.   

Wodonga is a progressive, well-planned, growing city that is affordable, offers an abundance of opportunities and is led by strong, empathetic stewardship. We aim to strengthen our community in all that we do.  

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

Wodonga Council is committed to serving the community and we are dedicated to providing high quality services across the community.  

We are a values driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who 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 

The Team Leader Procurement will provide strategic direction and specialist advice to the organisation relating to all procurement and contract management matters. The position requires strong partnerships across the organisation and the ability to keep up-to-date on procurement legislation and best practice strategies and systems. 

The Team Leader Procurement will co-ordinate the contracts function within Council in enabling organisational control and oversight over tendering and procurement of contracts for goods, works and services. This position will contribute to 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 ensure a program of preferred supplier arrangements are developed and maintained to ensure Council contracts are with quality focused organisations who deliver safe work practices in the provision of high quality goods and services. 

The role will positively and proactively lead and drive the culture of procurement across the Council. 

The role will also identify emerging issues, through experience, research and analysis, which will affect the Council enabling a continuous improvement approach to service delivery. 

Key aspects of the role include: 

  • Providing professional, specialist and reliable advice and support to staff, managers and executive on procurement and contract management matters; 
  • Provide strategic advice and input, including metrics that can be used to inform, influence and support evidence based decision making in the area of procurement and contract management strategy, policies, initiatives and programs, and which result in improved organizational wide procurement and competitive tendering outcomes; 
  • Ensure procurement and contracts Information Systems are fit for purpose and integrate into Council’s corporate systems in line with the IT Strategy and industry best practice; 
  • Managing Council’s tenders, quotations and expressions of interest, evaluation and recommendations for acceptance by delegates. 
  • Meeting the obligations and making improvements in respect of assessment, control and monitoring of procurement systems, practices, standards and initiatives to manage Council procurement; 


Key Selection Criteria:  

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us their: 

  1. Relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in procurement and contract management, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training. 
  2. The ability to educate, motivate, engage and influence staff in best practice procurement processes.  
  3. Strong knowledge and experience in developing procurement policies, procedures and strategies. 
  4. Strong knowledge of legislative requirements and appropriate standards with regard to local government procurement.  
  5. Demonstrated experience in the use of procurement and tendering systems and the ability to provide advice in relation to best practice systems and system implementation or upgrade. 
  6. Experience in identifying and implementing process improvements. 
  7. Demonstrated ability to provide staff leadership and be an effective member of a wider finance team. 


How to Apply 

Visit our website 

Use the ‘apply’ button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to upload three documents;  

  • a document addressing the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here), 
  • a brief cover letter, and 
  • 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 Drivers 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 Council) may also be required. 

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



Dena Vlekkert - Director Corporate Services | 


Applications close 11:59pm, Wednesday 20 September, 2023. 

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 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