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Supply and Procurement Manager

Townsville, Qld
Posted 1 month ago


Facilities & Supply Services

Employment Type

Full-time, Permanent


AOF Level 6 salary ($130,855 to $147,453 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation

More Information

Closing Date


About this exciting opportunity

The Supply and Procurement Manager will lead a small team responsible for sourcing and procurement of goods and services for the Institute and is responsible for the development, implementation, continuous improvement and execution of AIMS’ purchasing strategy, policies and procedures, in compliance with Commonwealth Procurement Rules and reporting obligations.

The position will identify and drive best practice in procurement, ensure appropriate governance, staffing and structure within the procurement team, and implement supply chain processes and systems that are ethical, efficient and consistent with AIMS’ broader enterprise systems including critical links into financial accounting, and assets management.


About you

This role would suit someone with experiencing in providing quality technical advice on Procurement and contract strategies particularly inline with Commonwealth Procurement rules.

Our ideal applicant will have the relevant qualifications or demonstrated experience working in Government procurement and or Contract and Supply Management, be experienced at leading a team and have the ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally.

You will have demonstrated experience overseeing supply and logistics functions, operating relevant Supply Chain software Systems, highly developed problem-solving skills and the ability to investigate issues, identify opportunities, develop and implement change initiatives.


Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions.  In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 6 salary ($130,855 to $147,453 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland. Commuter car arrangements to site available
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible)
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Free onsite gym and optional Fitness passport
  • Relocation assistance available


Please note:

  1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies.
  2. AIMS strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Whilst it is not currently a mandatory requirement for this role, AIMS reserves the right to review its position and policy on mandatory vaccinations. It may therefore become a mandatory requirement for this role in the future.


Next step:

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description, which is included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Below you will also find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description.


Submitting your application:

Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.


Position enquiries are to be directed to Dr Richard Brinkman, Chief Operating Officer at r.brinkman@aims.gov.au. Applications must be made through our website per above.


Closing date: MONDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2024 (midnight, AEST).