Procurement Advisor

  • Job Reference: 00020884-1
  • Date Posted: 27 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Sunwater
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  • Location: Rockhampton
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Manufacturing Operations, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

What makes Sunwater an exceptional workplace? 

We are dedicated to providing our employees with a dynamic and secure work atmosphere, accompanied by an array of attractive benefits including:  

  • Base salary starting from $104,100.52 for a standard 38hr week
  • 12.75% superannuation 
  • Access to Banked Time and TOIL
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Genuine emphasis on work/life balance 
  • Access to Sunwater's MyBenefits hosted by Reward Gateway 


About you:

Due to an internal promotion, we are seeking an experienced Procurement Advisor to join the Corporate Procurement team, working primarily on infrastructure-based projects.  Reporting to the Principal Procurement Advisor Infrastructure, you will partner with the Infrastructure, Development & Delivery (IDD) business unit in delivering fundamental infrastructure procurement activities including, but not limited to category and supplier management, procurement planning, sourcing, tendering, contract development, negotiation and award and procurement reporting.  Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Perform all procurement activities in accordance with Sunwater’s procurement policies, procedures, probity, legal and compliance requirements;
  • Undertake research, spend, and market analysis to secure value for money opportunities;
  • Develop market engagement strategies, prepare RFx procurement documentation, facilitate contract and scope development, undertake evaluations, and prepare recommendation documentation to facilitate contract award; and
  • Negotiate directly with key internal and external stakeholders during the procurement process to achieve the best value for money outcomes.


You will bring:

You will have demonstrated technical skills in end-to-end procurement, sound business writing skills and high attention to detail. You will be able to build and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work both autonomously and in a team environment, and have a can do proactive attitude. In addition, you will have:

  • At least 3 – 5 years’ experience as a procurement advisor/officer or similar role (infrastructure sector highly desirable)
  • Experience in pre-contract sourcing activities and contract formation
  • Experience in the establishment of panel arrangement and management (desirable)
  • Data analytics (desirable)
  • Experience working with a Government Owned Corporations (GOC)/ Queensland Government and infrastructure environments (desirable)


We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexibility in their work arrangements. We understand the importance of work-life balance and value the diverse perspectives and experiences that individuals with flexible working needs bring to our team. Whether you are looking for flexible arrangements, we are committed to exploring possibilities that accommodate your needs whilst ensuring successful outcomes for Sunwater. Please feel free to discuss your desired flexibility during the application process, and we will strive to create a mutually beneficial work arrangement.  For further information visit 

Sunwater acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of this country and Traditional Custodians of the land and water we rely on. We respect and value their continued sacred connection to Country, including the diverse, rich traditions, languages and customs that are the longest living in the world. We acknowledge their resilience in the face of significant and ongoing historical, cultural, and political change within Australia. We recognise and value the importance of truth-telling today, and our role to listen and learn. 

Please note that our recruitment process involves verifying references, conducting psychometric testing, performing background checks, and conducting a pre-employment medical evaluation.