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Procurement Officer
  • Join one of Victoria’s most recognised not-for-profit animal welfare organisations
  • Opportunity to improve procurement related agreements and services provided to RSPCA Victoria
  • Permanent full-time opportunity available at our Burwood East site + Work from home

About RSPCA Victoria

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is ‘ending cruelty to all animals’. We are Victoria’s best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation.

Our organisation’s purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, and animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria’s values - clarity and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration - set clear expectations for all our staff and volunteers.

About the Role

We are currently searching for an experienced and self-motivated Procurement Officer to join our Finance and Risk team in a permanent full-time capacity. This role will be reporting to the Chief Financial Officer where you will be responsible for supporting the procurement activity across the organisation to ensure that RSPCA Victoria is leveraging scale and adopting best practices in the acquisition, reporting and monitoring of third party providers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the organisation in effectively controlling costs and managing expense budgets through procurement activity, in accordance with the RSPCA Victoria Procurement Policy and associated procedures.
  • Develop and lead the supply change management across all parts of the organisation, including sharing expertise and best practice as required.
  • Ensure the effectiveness of the procurement operating model to achieve agreed targets and optimise cost, performance and efficiency of outcomes.
  • Support broader procurement activity across the RSPCA federation to achieve better outcomes for all states.
  • Evaluate procurement strategies based on changing market conditions and business requirements.
  • Partner with the business to improve procurement related agreements for materials and services provided to RSPCA Victoria.
  • Contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment by effectively communicating and working collaboratively with peers across all departments, and consistently behaving in accordance with the RSPCA Victoria values and associated policies.
  • Take reasonable care for the safety of oneself and others, whilst contributing to safe work practices at RSPCA Victoria by knowing and complying with all WH&S policies and procedures.

What we are looking for from you

  • Demonstrated “hands-on” experience and ability to handle procurement-related activities whilst providing a high-quality service to internal customers.
  • Previous experience developing and improving procurement processes and systems to deliver measurable results.
  • Demonstrated ability influencing and gaining support from internal stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while at the same time keeping internal stakeholders informed of progress.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly express ideas, concepts and models to a variety of people
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, including the ability to think creatively in identifying and delivering cost saving solutions suitable for an organisation.
  • Undergraduate or master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field.
  • Demonstrated achievement in procurement analytics and delivery.
  • Experience working with a for-purpose organisatiom
  • Undergo a National Police Check.
  • Proof of at least x2 COVID-19 vaccinations 

What we can offer you

  • Encouraged work-life balance and a broad range of leave entitlements, including annual leave, personal leave, additional leave (6 days per year pro-rata), purchased leave, paid parental leave, study leave and paid family and domestic violence leave
  • Access to a range of mental health and wellbeing supportive initiatives, including confidential counselling services, education programs, access our Parents and Carers platform that has a wealth of resources to support working parents and carers
  • Generous discount on products and services, including Roysal Canin pet food, Hush Puppies footwear and RSPCA Victoria retail and vet clinic products and services
  • Salary packaging and novated lease arrangements on offer with leading provider, Maxxia
  • Access to a range of learning and development opportunities that will benefit and support you in your role.

How to apply

To learn more about our organisation and this job opportunity, please visit our website at and download the Position Description attached to this advertisement for more details. Alternatively, please contact our Recruitment team via

If this role is of interest to you, submit your application with your cover letter and resume, addressing how you meet the selection criteria. Applications close on Monday the 27th of January, 2022.

RSPCA Victoria is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and we strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are welcome to access RSPCA Victoria’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy here. 

Please refer Role Description document enclosed.

Job Ref: RT000224
Submitted: 13-01-2022

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