Category Specialist – Commercial and Procurement Job at Treasury – in Sydney NSW

Join a high performing and innovative category management team

Work with purpose and make a difference to the people of NSW

Flexible working arrangements

Contribute to the development and implementation of category management plans and strategies to deliver value for money and meet stakeholder needs and expectations.

Employment Type: Ongoing

Work Location:Sydney CBD

Classification / Grade / Band: Clerk Grade 9/10

Hours Per Week: 35, Flexible working options available

Remuneration: $113,343 – $124,901; plus Superannuation and Leave Loading

Additional Benefits: Salary Packaging and Fitness Passport available

Applications Close: Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at 9:59 am

About the Opportunity

Join a highly collaborative, flexible, and inclusive team in a world-class organisation.

The position partners with stakeholders in a category/range of categories to plan, develop, source and manage procurement arrangements to deliver value for money and effectively meet business outcomes and government directions

About You

Ideally you will possess the following skills and experience.

Contribute to the development and implementation of category management plans and strategies to deliver value for money and meet stakeholder needs and expectations.

Analyse business needs, commercial risks and supply markets to inform category planning and sourcing.

Develop, co-ordinate and lead sourcing activities, applying extensive knowledge across a range of categories, to establish supply arrangements that deliver desired outcomes.

Provide governance, advice and guidance to internal stakeholders to build expertise in procurement and procurement categories across the organization.

Develop and administer contract management plans, negotiate changes and modifications, supplier performance management and compliance requirements by developing effective supplier relationships to enhance category outcomes.

Plan and lead contract negotiations in the establishment and review of supply arrangements to deliver value for money procurement outcomes in specific categories.

Identify, manage and mitigate procurement risks to enable the organisation to meet its obligations and maximise business opportunities.

Document procurement processes, decisions and contractual arrangements to provide an audit trail for probity and audit purposes.

About the Team

NSW Procurement is a world class organisation supporting government agencies to meet business outcomes, maximise value for money and create a competitive NSW economy.

We provide innovative procurement services and solutions through consultancy and advisory services, category management, analytical support, analysis and guidance, and access to procurement enabling technologies.

About NSW Treasury

As the NSW Government’s principal financial and economic adviser, Treasury’s role is to enable the Government to deliver its promise to support the people of New South Wales (NSW) and look forward with a renewed ambition to forge a brighter future in a prosperous and confident post-pandemic economy.

As part of our vision to become a World Class Treasury, we believe Treasury has a primary role in supporting and investing in our key partners (service delivery clusters).

Our responsibility includes lifting financial management capability and culture across the sector and supporting the NSW Treasurer’s priorities: economic growth, achieving fiscal repair and delivering economic reform, working swiftly to produce implementation plans for each priority.

Visit the NSW Treasury website for further information about our structure and functions:


Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool represents a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

How to Apply!

Submit your application ONLY via the I Work for NSW jobs platform which should ideally include:

An up-to-date resume detailing your knowledge, skills, and experience in relation to the role.

A cover letter that explains your alignment with the “essential requirements” as shown in this attached role description; accessible for download from the I Work for NSW website.


Contact in confidence: Grace Senituli [email protected]


To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the NSW Treasury, candidates must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check and provide confirmation of academic qualifications before commencement.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Flexibility

NSW Treasury is committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve through an inclusive and flexible workplace.

We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

People with a disability are supported to access adjustments in recruitment processes and the workplace. If you require an adjustment during the recruitment process, we welcome hearing from you.

Close of applications: 9:59 am Wednesday, 27 October 2021

About the Company

Company: Treasury –

Company Location:  Sydney NSW

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