First listed on: 24 June 2019

Head of Vendor Management 

  • $128,601.00 per annum + Super
  • Permanent Ongoing Opportunity
  • Geelong Head Office

Our Intelligence Management Function (IMF) is a centralised data and analytics team, delivering real time, cutting edge analytics and actionable insights on emerging risks to be prevention led and client centric. We are uplifting our tools and techniques in a transforming environment, to better understand our clients and their needs to predict risk and prevent harm in the workplace.

As our Head of Vendor Management, you will be key in managing and engaging vendors and analytics providers to deliver business objectives aligned to our WorkSafe 2030 strategy. You will be a key figure in driving a large and complex portfolio supporting our newly formed Intelligence Management Function.

  • You will develop and lead relationships with vendors, to ensure engagements are optimised with an eye for continuous improvement
  • Partner with our Strategic Planning team to establish vendor engagement frameworks, strategies and plans as an input to the overall IMF data and analytics strategy
  • Actively research the data and analytics commercial environment, advising on market trends and collating specialist advice from third parties
  • Oversee a streamlined process to on-board and off-board vendor resources to meet the operational requirements of delivery teams
  • Partner with IMF and ITSS teams to ensure outcomes delivered by vendors and analytics providers provide adequate support for ongoing operation

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You are a very experienced in commercial management of vendors to deliver on major projects. Your highly developed communication and stakeholder engagement skills are a key driver to your current success and future success of this role. Additional, you will have the following skills and knowledge:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (Commerce, Business, Information Systems)
  • Background within a Procurement environment working and engaging with Analytical providers
  • A thorough understanding of agile delivery principles and methodologies including but not limited to; Agile, Scrum, ITIL, DevOps, Continuous Delivery and/or Rapid Application Development
  • Strong commercial acumen utilising effective methods to research and source vendors, contract negotiation skills and market knowledge
  • High developed experience in organisational change, influencing and changing culture and work practices
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills and an ability to think laterally to identify practical and workable solutions

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

WorkSafe employees enjoy: Discounted Gym & Pool Memberships | WELL Rated Building | Group Training & Yoga Classes | Very active Social Club | Pool & Table Tennis | Sparkling Water | Discounted Prescription Eyewear | Career Opportunities and Working for your Community!

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm 1 July 2019. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Keiran Jones on 03 9641 1040.

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we’re committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community.

Our future

Workplaces are changing rapidly, and community expectations are shifting. By 2030, Victoria will have a workforce of nearly four million people, with many Victorians working in very diff­erent environments with new hazards and risks. WorkSafe needs to transform itself in order to meet the challenges which lie ahead. WorkSafe 2030’s is a long-term, strategic response to these challenges.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve


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