Head of Vendor and Commercial
University of New South Wales
Australia

Head of Vendor and Commercial

Job no: 500357

Work type: Full-time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Information Technology

  • Continuing
  • Senior Appointment

 The Opportunity

The Head of Vendor and Commercial will play a key leadership role within the Corporate Services Domain. The purpose of the role is to be the IT lead for the strategic co-ordination and preparation of go-to-market exercises, as well as strategic management of contracts and vendors. This role will be the key in building and maintaining a strong partnership with strategic procurement.

This role works under broad direction, is self-initiated, and performs an extensive range and variety of complex work activities.

The position influences organisation, customers, suppliers, partners and peers on the contribution of own area of expertise. The role is fully responsible for meeting allocated objectives, establishes strategy, milestones and has a significant role in the assignment of tasks and/or responsibilities.

The incumbent makes critical decisions which impact the success of assigned work, such as results, milestones and budget. Has significant influence over the allocation and management of external resources. Leads on user/customer collaboration throughout all stages of work.

This role is familiar with recognised industry bodies of knowledge, actively seeks out new knowledge for own personal development and the mentoring or coaching of others.

This position will report to Director IT – Corporate Services and has direct reports including Manager, Vendor and Commercial, Specialist – Business Administration, Specialist – Vendor and Commercial and Administrator – resourcing.

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field and extensive experience in a similar role and in the development and management of complex financial management and business analytics systems to support a large and complex organisation
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in procurement and contract management of technology, including equipment, services, software and cloud.
  • Superior level of local market knowledge and the general vendor landscape.
  • Strong ability in building strategic relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to influence positive outcomes for the university.
  • Strong analytical skills, effective business planning skills with demonstrated experience in strategic and operational planning.
  • Strong financial literacy and budgeting skills.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with significant experience in building effective / high performance teams along with developing and retaining staff.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to prepare high quality written material and to make oral presentations that meet the needs of a wide range of audiences in compelling ways including negotiation and facilitation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cloud and managed services and skills in issues management, including an ability to manage complexity across stakeholders, programs, projects, priorities and demands.
  • Superior interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills including the ability to develop effective relationships and influence key stakeholders at all levels in the organisation.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Please click Apply to submit your application online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Position Description - Head of Vendor and Commercial

Contact
Ralph Hitti

Talent Acquisition Consultant
E: ralph.hitti@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 11:55pm, 1 March 2021

 UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Advertised: 08 Feb 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 01 Mar 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time


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