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Commercial Procurement Contract Team Leader


Perth Head Office, WA, AU


Do you want to deliver work that truly matters to our community?


There’s never been a better time to join the energy industry! At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Procurement Contract Team Leader

 at Perth Head Office, on a Permanent Full-Time basis.

About this role


As the Commercial Procurement Contract Team Leader, you will be responsible for leading and developing a team of professionals responsible for the procurement of goods and services contracts of significant value (circa $350M to $400M), complexity and reputational impact that form part of Western Power’s network and non-network projects and programs.

This position provides program management and technical leadership and direction on commercial and procurement disciplines, strategy development, sourcing, and negotiations to address commercial risk and opportunity, to derive value from each procurement across Western Power’s contractual arrangements. 

This leadership role is critical to ensuring team members are clear on expectations and are accountable for the delivery of contracts that have a direct impact on Western Power’s business operations and is performed in line with the Corporate Procurement Policy and Standard and the enterprise-wide Contract Management Framework, to ensure successful contract and delivery outcomes.

This team has a direct impact on Western Power’s business operations by being responsible for the commercial solutions providing optimum sustainable combination of whole life costs, quality, safety, performance, and delivery security.


  • Accountable for ensuring full compliance to, and consistent application of, Western Power’s Procurement Policy, Standards, and the Contract Management Framework.
  • Responsible for the management of a team of professionals performing the role of Category and/or Sourcing Specialists within Western Power, ensuring they are accountable for procurement deliverables
  • Accountable for compliance to governance obligations under DFA, AED and Section 68.
  • Accountable for compliance to government policies initiatives impacting procurement.
  • Accountable for compliance to safety, governance, conduct, technical, asset management, and insurance requirements in delivering contracts.
  • Accountable for providing clear technical advice, expertise, and direction to the team.
  • Responsibility for organising allocated resources to achieve specific outcomes
  • Responsible for ensuring a consistent approach to category and sourcing delivery processes and procedures including the use of systems, tools and templates within the team
  • Implement, monitor and report on the effectiveness of business processes and systems
  • Implement reporting mechanisms to monitor delivery and performance for the team
  • Participate in team management meetings where progress against key performance indicators are monitored and discussed and report on


About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:

  • Degree qualified in Law or a Legal discipline, Engineering, Business or a Commercial discipline, OR trade-based qualifications coupled with significant, broad and deep Contract Management / Commercial experience of at least 15+ years
  • A seasoned professional with extensive technical experience in complex procurement category and sourcing management including strong negotiation skills, excellent business acumen and proven commercial and contractual risk management and analysis skills.
  • Extensive contract and commercial experience of at least 10 years.
  • A thorough knowledge of the external contracting market and contract governance and probity
  • Strong leadership, influencing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong commercial acumen and analytical knowledge and experience
  • Ability to lead through pressure, ambiguity and change and to adapt to and manage different situations
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated people management skills with an ability to motivate and lead successful teams
  • Interaction with others is primarily concerned with influencing, developing and motivating people and driving positive, constructive behavior
  • Knowledge and experience in contract law, construction law and related legislation and regulations
  • Demonstrated strong negotiation skills on high value transactions


Joining Western Power


Our people play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional service to the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young & mature age workers, the LGBTQI+ community.


We are an employer of choice, offering our employees a range of benefits that include:

  • Competitive salary plus 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements that support part time work, flexible working hours and working from home arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities including training initiatives and study assistance
  • An award-winning employee recognition and benefits programme
  • Access to five Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, and People with Disability – which celebrate and communicate the diversity of our workforce and connect diversity and inclusion to our broader business activities
  • The opportunity to purchase up to four weeks of additional leave per year
  • Access to salary packaging, social club activities, and discounted health insurance and gym membership


Important information


We are committed to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2027 and ensuring that people with disability have equal opportunities to gain and maintain employment with Western Power. It is strongly encouraged that people with a disability who meet the inherent requirements of the position description apply for this role.


We are also proud to have launched our Innovate RAP in Mar 2022 (Reconciliation Action Plan). Our Innovate RAP outlines our commitment to the Reconciliation journey in WA.


Our recruitment process requires that all candidates who progress to the pre-employment stage must hold a police clearance issued within the last six months.


Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.


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Applications close on 18th August 2022


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