DEFENCE Procurement Specialist, CANBERRA

About Us

ArcBlue is a specialist procurement consultancy with the mission to support our clients to deliver positive change through procurement. That means supporting them to achieve more efficiency, more insight, more social outcomes, more value, more clarity, more influence, more flexible, more assurance, more savings, more visibility… and more!

We offer a broad range of consulting, contracting, training & analytics services to our clients that cover the end-to-end procurement lifecycle, and have clients in private sector and local, state, and federal government including Defence.

We’re a medium-sized organisation, operating across Asia Pacific with offices in several locations in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

ArcBlue was started by passionate procurement people, motivated to support organisations in their journey towards best practice and positive outcomes.

We believe our clients want practical, hands-on advice from experienced professionals, not theory from academics, and we purposefully build our team with like-minded professionals who share this philosophy.

Want to find out more? Check out our website – ArcBlue.

The Role

As a Defence Procurement Specialist with ArcBlue in Canberra, you will be playing a crucial role in the ongoing success of a significant Defence Project with one of our key Defence Clients.

This is a fixed term engagement in line with the Client requirements up to 30 June 2021.

You will join our team of specialist Contractors, currently delivering value to projects across the Region.

We are looking for an experienced RFT document writer to assist a major Defence project through the Acquisition Gates of CASG. It requires a blend of understanding with:

  • What is required to step the project through the acquisition process
  • Business acumen
  • Good understanding of ILS and engineering inputs that are required
  • Procurement and Contracting
  • Stakeholder Communications

About You

  • Defence sector experience is a must, and you will possess a strong understanding of Defence procurement & commercial principals
  • You must have Defence Security Clearance – NV1 is required for this role
  • You will be seeking out a new challenge, new perspectives, new relationships, and new experiences
  • You will have significant experience in a similar capacity
  • You will be a team-oriented, engaging, and passionate person with a positive mindset
  • You will be a people-person with an encouraging, authentic personality who measures success alongside the success of their wider team
  • You will also be a natural fit for the core ArcBlue values:

Be Authentic | Work with Passion | Embrace Innovation |Take Accountability | Encourage Collaboration

A little more about you

  • A tertiary qualification in a related discipline, or significant proven relevant experience will be required
  • A Nationally recognized professional accreditation would be advantageous (e.g. CIPS, AAPCM, IACCM, PMP, PRINCE2, MSP)
  • You will be located in Canberra, or willing to relocate

The ArcBlue Team

Our team is widely spread across the Asia Pacific region, and we regularly stay in touch to share and collaborate on ideas, initiatives and projects. Our regional leadership team meets annually in a sunny location to catch up on the direction of the business and ensure strategic alliance across the region.

We hand-pick our experienced team to be the right fit for our values and our client’s needs. Our experienced procurement team support the delivery of major projects, ensuring effective project delivery while maintaining the highest level of governance. From the feasibility stage through to completion, the success of any major project relies on the selection, engagement, and performance of key contractors. 

The Perks

When you join ArcBlue, you will become part of an organisation that is pioneering the future of procurement.

Our teams are involved in some of the most innovative projects and programs, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the environment for generations to come.

Internally, we are constantly evolving and improving to provide a great employee experience. As a young vibrant business across the region, and a newly established regional office, you will enjoy the step change vibe and the feeling of being able to shape and influence growth. With our broad range of services, diverse client base and fun internal growth projects, every day is different at ArcBlue and you will be constantly growing and developing new skills.

Being a widely spread business, work flexibility and work from home days are available to all of our team to allow you to find the balance that works best for you.

We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being.

Next Step

Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the above criteria.

Feel free to email if you’d like more details on this opportunity.

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