First listed on: 13 May 2024
EL 1 - Vendor Manager

$115,899 - $130,733 (EL 1) + Super
Canberra - ACT

The Role

The ICT Commercial Branch is seeking talented and motivated EL1s with drive, integrity and passion to support a range of commercial activities across Defence Digital Group (DDG). We are looking to fill several EL1s positions and develop a merit pool within the Branch to accommodate current and future vacancies cross the following disciplines:

  • Procurement & Contract Management
  • Commercial Vendor Management.
  • Commercial Software Management.
  • Performance Management.

You are required to:

  • Understand and apply the Commonwealth Procurement Framework, procedures and compliance obligations providing guidance to business areas within DDG. 
  • Lead procurement planning, tendering and contract management activities ensuring compliance with legislation, procurement policies, processes and procedures. 
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on software arrangements to internal stakeholders including technical teams and senior management.
  • Negotiate enterprise level arrangements to achieve optimal value for money outcomes.
  • Build and sustain productive working relationships across DDG to support delivery of Defence capability, and key external stakeholders.

About our Team
ICT Commercial Branch (ICTCB) is within the Group Operations Division. ICTCB is responsible for a wide range of commercial activities across an ICT portfolio of over $1 billion. The Branch oversees the commercial management of the Terrestrial Communications, Centralised Processing, End User Support Services and Enterprise Software contracts, manages supplier relationships, leads sourcing activities for new or refreshed enterprise ICT capabilities and provides commercial assurance services to DDG.  

Group Operations Division is responsible for leading Group business operations functions and reform activities; this is achieved by designing and implementing the DDG Governance framework and modelling the underlying processes and ways of working of the group. The Division also works to optimise Group performance and strengthen industry partnerships through a centralised commercial capability.

Our Ideal Candidate
We are looking for people with integrity, curiosity, resilience, willingness to learn, and the ability to work effectively in an integrated team to deliver better Defence commercial outcomes. The ideal candidate will have experience to:

  • Work within legislative frameworks, established principles, work practices and procedures in accordance with Defence mission and business objectives.
  • Manage a portfolio of contracts throughout the procurement lifecycle including sourcing, negotiating and managing vendors.
  • Have experience and comprehensive knowledge of procurement and contract management, preferably within the public sector or large organisations. 
  • Strategically assess current Defence capability, translate business strategy and objectives, identify required changes in capabilities and emerging technologies relevant to Defence business outcomes.
  • Build and maintain working relationships through effective relationship management, including engaging with stakeholders, manage expectations and concerns to develop a shared understanding of the business benefits and risks to achieve outcomes.

Application Closing Date: Monday 27 May 2024

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DDG/03867/24 on 


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