First listed on: 09 February 2024

 Procurement Business Partner


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington.

Here at the City of Stonnington we aspire to be a leading local government authority and to do this we need the very best people who share our belief in community and who want to make a difference. We value everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. We provide an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to thrive and be authentic. There is a variety of benefits available for our people have a look at “Why Stonnington”.

If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

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Job Description

Reporting to the Coordinator Procurement & Contracts, the core responsibilities include:

  • Providing sound advice and support on all matters relating to procurement and tender processes, predominantly partnering with stakeholders from the Environment & Infrastructure Directorate to support business requirements and deliver value for money.
  • Undertaking a critical review of procurement plans including ensuring realistic timelines, briefs and specifications, KPIs, and other key elements of RFx documentation to improve procurement activity and performance in compliance with Council’s Procurement Policy and processes to drive strong commercial and business outcomes and reduce unnecessary variations post award due to ambiguities or rushed go to market activity.
  • Overall management and governance of the tender evaluation process including timely and accurate advice, planning and setup, facilitation and scoring, compliance to relevant policies and process improvement to meet probity requirements and align with value for money principles.
  • Procurement representation (where directed) at tender evaluation meetings.
  • Proactively engaging and working closely with business units to gain visibility of their work pipeline to create a clear and holistic summary for planning purposes.
  • Participating, cooperating and (where directed) leading collaborative procurement activities.
  • Acting as an escalation point for the Procurement team with regards to procurement planning through to tender award processes, driving resolution in an efficient, transparent and timely manner.

This is a permanent full time position with an annual salary range of $105,785 - $117,494 per annum + 11 % superannuation.  We come together at least 3 days a week so we can collaborate in our vibrant office culture. When on-site you will enjoy modern and sustainable facilities and office spaces.

You are based within our bright, modern and sustainable 311 Glenferrie Road office on the corner of High Street and Glenferrie Road in Malvern where boutique stores, cafes and health clubs are in abundance.  From the office you can easily walk to Malvern Gardens, High Street Armadale or Glenferrie Road. Malvern and Armadale Train Station are a short walk away and tram stops are out the front of the building.

As a permanent employee you also get access to our wellbeing program, employee assistance counselling program and receive 17.5% additional pay when on annual leave.

Desired Skills and Experience

To thrive in this role you have:

  • Minimum 3 years’ demonstrated experience in procurement and contract management from the planning phase to tendering of projects through to implementation, with the ability to interpret and apply varying policies including Council’s Procurement Policy, and legislation to individual contracts.
  • Excellent attention to detail, administrative and organisational skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task, set and operate within tight schedules, problem-solve and thrive in a small team under pressure.
  • Proficiency in managing projects and facilitating positive and effective professional relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and organisations.
  • Excellent facilitation and negotiations skills to ensure value for money solutions for Stonnington City Council.
  • Be enthusiastic, driven and committed to working with the Procurement team to educate and ensure efficiencies in procurement and contract management.
  • Experience operating with a computer-based Contracts Compliance Management System.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant Local Government Legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines for procurement processes and activities, with the ability to accurately interpret and apply all relevant policies and legislation to individual contracts is highly desirable.

Join Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Marnie Benney Coordinator Contracts & Procurement on

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

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To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination.

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