ICT Contracts and Procurement Advisor

Location: Canberra
Job Type: Contract
Posted: about 1 month ago
Contact: Carissa Burgos
Reference: 262739

Our Federal Government Client is seeking an Advisor, ICT Contracts and Procurement.

This is a long-term contract for 12 months with 1 extension of 6 months, located at our client's ACT office. Australian interstate or regional candidates will be considered but should factor in the requirement to attend on-site as directed at their own cost.

As the selected candidate, you will:

  • Establish and maintain Effective Licensing Positions (ELPs) that reconcile licence entitlements against licence consumption across the organisation's software portfolio.
  • Lead and conduct software audits, including licence true-ups for major software suppliers such as Microsoft and Adobe.
  • Ensure the client remains compliant with its licensing obligations while minimising unnecessary licence costs.
  • Manage software-related contracts, lead new software procurements, and negotiate software renewals (including SaaS and other Cloud technologies).
  • Coordinate licence re-harvesting exercises, highlighting and recording any savings.
  • Assist in managing the client's software budget, highlighting and avoiding unnecessary spending.
  • Keep up to date with new software products and amendments to licence terms and conditions.
  • Assist and/or backfill other members of the ICT Contracts team with the procurement and contract management of general ICT equipment and services.

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • Sound knowledge of the Australian Government Financial Framework, including the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and their application.
  • Experience managing complex procurements in a government setting, including approvals, requirements gathering, evaluation, negotiations, and contract closure.
  • Experience providing specialist procurement and contract management advice.
  • Ability to manage complex relationships and drive performance of 3rd party suppliers.
  • Well-developed written and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience with government buying processes.

It is desirable if you have:

  • Experience managing licensing for key strategic vendors such as Microsoft (including enterprise and volume licensing) and Adobe.
  • Experience in managing and supporting internal and external audits, including providing ELPs, true-ups, and other general data analysis.
  • Experience managing Cloud licensing, technologies, and services.
  • Experience working with budgets, specifically around license forecasting and ongoing spend reporting.
  • Experience in optimization for software licences, minimizing associated spending whilst remaining compliant.
  • Experience managing and maintaining a Software Portfolio, including allowed and denied applications.
  • ITIL Foundation v3/v4.
  • Certified Software Asset Management Certificate.
  • An understanding of Project Management methodology (e.g. Prince2 and APM) and delivery methods (e.g. Agile and Waterfall).
  • Experience in IT Management, business administration, contract/commercial law, or another related discipline.

Due to security clearance requirements for this role, candidates must be Australian citizens with a the ability to obtain a police clearance prior to commenceent.

Apply now for immediate consideration - contact Carissa Burgos on 0262689778 quoting Job Reference: # 262739.

Please note: Only candidates that meet the above criteria will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the position.

Diversity and inclusion are strongly supported at Peoplebank. People of all nationalities, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, are encouraged to apply.