Procurement Business Partner

$86,656 - $100,708 yearly
  • Dubbo City Council
  • Dubbo NSW, Australia
  • 03 Aug, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Purchasing and Procurement

Job Description


We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of close to 55,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $220 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 


Our focus is on delivering high quality services, strengthening our community engagement and strategic management capabilities, building an organisation based on performance and continuous improvement whilst creating a values based organisational culture and developing a professional and engaged team that delivers on our shared values; Progressive, Sustainable, One Team and Integrity.


The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population almost 55,000 and 5,143 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people in the Orana Region, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballina and Newcastle. Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation.


The Procurement Business Partner role is responsible for providing procurement support to the Manager Procurement and Business Units across Council in line with the applicable legislation, strategy, procurement frameworks, policies and procedures to achieve better outcomes for Council.

The position will be responsible for maintaining and monitoring Council contracts and will also manage risk and ensure compliance with Local Government procurement and tendering Legislation and Regulation while seeking to adopt innovative procurement solutions.


  • Assist with the development and implement a Supplier Engagement Strategy
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of industry developments and legislation impacting on procurement
  • Provide training on procurement software systems and processes to ensure staff are purchasing in accordance with the Procurement Policy, framework and procedures
  • Identify opportunities for shared services, purchase aggregating, preferred suppliers and joint purchasing approaches
  • Undertake analysis of procurement expenditure, patterns and trends across Council


  • Degree in Legal, Accounting or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in procurement and contract practices within a multi-disciplined organisation, including purchasing practices, tendering and contract management.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully developing and implementing innovative best practice
    strategies and solutions in a local government or similar diverse organisational environment.
  • High level of communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Highly developed time management, research, analytical and problem solving skills.


  • Possess high level skills and experience in the operation of computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database and other computer applications relevant to the organisation
  • Ability to build key stakeholder relationships
  • Experience in Promoting best practice procurement throughout the organisation
  • Knowledge and Experience in promoting probity and compliance for all purchasing transactions

 Dubbo Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria which all applicants must meet.

 Salary: $86,656-$100,708 per annum plus superannuation

Closing Date: 9:00am on Monday 15 August 2022

Enquiries: For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council's Procurement Manager - 6801 4280


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Job Closing Date

15 Aug, 2022