Procurement Officer

Procurement Officer

* Permanent Full Time
* $78,103.02 + super + salary packaging
* Preston location
* Hybrid working model

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

Led by Merri Health in Victoria, the Carer Gateway provides services and support to unpaid carers. These services are provided by a group of seven health and social support providers through a consortia arrangement.

The Procurement Officer oversees the administrative requirements in the engagement, maintenance, monitoring, and review of all Carer Gateway subcontractors, contracted counsellors and suppliers in Victoria. The objective being that any provider engaged, operates in line with Carer Gateway policy and relevant contractual requirements, and meets the needs of consortia partners and ultimately the needs of carers.

*Are you the type of person who loves ‘crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s?
*Do you love being in a role where each day looks different with varied tasks?
*Do you enjoy developing procedural manuals inherent to the position to ensure consistency of practice?
*Are you someone who wants to be part of a dynamic team who embraces continuous improvement?

You will be responsible for

• Support with establishing and implementing new processes and systems to create a standardised, streamlined approach for the procurement of goods and services in the provision of support and respite services to carers on behalf of Carer Gateway.
• Ensure service agreements and compliance documentation are received and meet requirements
• Provide guidance, support and information to consortia partners with any aspect to the on-boarding of service providers to ensure compliance with policy and procedure.
• Seek to identify service delivery gap areas where carer needs are not able to be met due to the limited number of, or non-existent, contractual arrangements being in place.

What you will need to succeed

• Experience and high degree of proficiency in the use of information technologies and Microsoft Office;
• Strong capability to foster and maintain strong working relationships internally, externally, with our consortia partners and sub-contractors;
• Analytical mindset and problem solving, solution focused skills;
• Proven accuracy and meticulous attention to detail;
• Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
• Results driven and being in a fast paced environment

• Community development, health administration or management experience
• An understanding of strategic thinking, planning and service development concepts.
• Knowledge of the Carer Support Framework for Integrated Carer Support Services (ICSS).
• Knowledge of the Carer Gateway Service Provider Operating Manual
• Knowledge of issues impacting carers from Indigenous, CALD and LGBTIQA+ backgrounds
• Ability to speak a relevant community language.

What we offer

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.
You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What you need to do now

Start by reviewing the attached position description and take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you have any questions, contact Sheri Tedesco on or 03 8419 2610.

When you're ready to apply, email your CV and cover letter to

Applications close 17/2/2023.

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, NDIS worker screening and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.