Liz Strachan

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Government Policy Programs and Projects
Governance / Compliance
Program Management

POSTED 10th Jul, 2022   REF NO. BBBH16213

Assistant Director of Contracts and Service Delivery

Our ACT state government client has close to 2,000 employees working across 50+ locations. They offer rewarding careers with great benefits, where you will work on projects that make a difference to the everyday lives of your family, friends and community.

You’ll join a team that manages the delivery of complex service provisions to the community through outsourced waste and recycling services contracts.

You will be operating in an activity based working environment and have the option of working from home 3 days per week.

The Opportunity

This opportunity is a rare, permanent Assistant Director position that will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Engage in interesting and fulfilling work in a unique public sector environment where you can see the impact you have on the community
  • Work with passionate, innovative and experienced people who encourage and support you to develop your interests and expertise
  • Benefit from a flexible workplace with brand new, state of the art accommodation enabling activity-based work in an engaging and creative environment
  • Drive future projects such as the establishment of a new facility to process organic waste

The Role

As an Assistant Director you will be responsible for contract performance, design, and improvement and will harness strong relationships across the teams and with key stakeholders to achieve results.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and manage contracts for waste management goods and services to meet government and customer requirements
  • Research and analyse contract-related and technical information, including supplier reporting, and environmental requirements related to contemporary waste management practices
  • Compose and maintain up-to-date data contract documentation to ensure timely communication with key stakeholders and adherence to the approved budget footprint
  • Plan, budget, manage risk, and contribute to organisational policies and procedures
  • Interpret and apply legislation and provide advice and recommendations to; operational staff, senior management, and internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversee projects and systems, working closely with industry to improve operational efficiency and service delivery outcomes
  • Provide high-level advice and recommendations on best-practice contract management and quality control
  • Assess and manage contractor compliance and performance against work, health, and safety and environmental requirements
  • Produce reports regarding contract activity, compliance and performance
  • Identify opportunities to improve procurement outcomes, efficiency, and value for money

Your Background and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have the following experience and capabilities:

  • Experience managing a portfolio of outsourced services, including establishing and improving governance
  • Contract management and procurement skills, including developing and or/varying contracts to be fit for purpose, managing financials, contractor compliance and performance
  • Interpersonal and influencing skills, including the ability to negotiate and collaborate with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to research and analyse diverse information including commercial, legislation, technical information, and performance metrics in recommending solutions to resolve problems and/or improve outcomes
  • Organisational and innovative working abilities, with proven skills in identifying, planning, and delivering work programs in high pressure work environments

Salary / Rate

  • $113k – $122k + 10% super
  • Permanent position
  • Activity based/ flexible working – 3 days from home and 2 days in the office

How to Apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Liz Strachan on 02 6108 4878 quoting ref no. 16213.

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