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A Career in Procurement

Attractive and competitive salary

According to 2021 CIPS/Hays salary survey, the average salary for all Australia & New Zealand procurement and supply chain professionals are AUD $140,636 & NZD $130,427. 

  • Advanced Professional level (AUD $205k) & (NZD $191k) (ie. Procurement Director)

  • Professional Level (AUD $158k) & (NZD $133k) (ie. Procurement Manager)

  • Operational level (AUD $103k) & (NZD $107k) (ie. Procurement Specialist) 

International employment opportunities

With an increasingly globalised supply chain, procurement activity is carried out globally, providing vast international employment opportunities.

 

Continuing professional development/ Steep growth curve

Procurement is moving from a focus on transactional activities, to one which is much more strategic and outcomes focused.  It has seen an increase in the scale and scope of procurement activities, and a greater capacity to achieve increasingly complex outcomes. This means that there is an extensive pathway to continuing professional development. 

High in demand

Current estimates are that ANZ procurement is worth at least $600 billion a year. As both the public and private sector have had to increase responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and deliver on major infrastructure programs, procurement professionals are in high demand. 

Opportunity to drive national and global change

Procurement plays a critical role from protecting national security, tackling climate change, to combatting modern slavery.

See below for procurement case studies.

What's In It For Me?

At the APCC, we are passionate about the procurement profession.

 

We have produced two videos highlighting the exciting opportunities a career in procurement can provide for both new graduates and those looking for a change of direction.  Discover what a career in procurement can offer you.

Procurement is forward looking, and gives the opportunity to help shape the future

Have you thought about a career in procurement? What is procurement?

Our video gives you a taste of how government procurement delivers economic, social and environmental outcomes for Australia. Be part of it!

Already in government and need a change? Think procurement!

Government procurement requires a range of skill sets to ensure best value is delivered to our community. The work is interesting and diverse: watch our video and see the difference you can make in procurement.

Opportunities, Recruitment and Training

If you'd like to find out about what roles are available in government procurement, click on the relevant government link, below.

ACT -      jobs.act.gov.au

COMM -  finance.gov.au/about-us/careers and financejobs.nga.net.au

NSW -    iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/procurement

NT -         jobs.nt.gov.au or email Procurement.nt@nt.gov.au

NZ -         jobs.govt.nz

QLD -      qld.gov.au/jobs/finding/graduates and smartjobs.qld.gov.au

SA -         iworkfor.sa.gov.au and Procurement.sa.gov.au

TAS -       jobs.tas.gov.au

VIC -        careers.vic.gov.au and hpv.org.au/about-us/careers

WA -        search.jobs.wa.gov.au

If You Want to Make a Difference, Then This Is the Career for You.

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