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Category Manager (IT)

Category Manager (IT)

  • 553065
  • Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Continuing
  • Closing at: Dec 10 2023 at 23:55 AEDT

Classification: Senior Manager 1 (Information Technology)
Salary package: Competitive remuneration package
Terms: Full Time, Continuing
Location: Canberra, ACT with Flexible working  

  • Generous remuneration and conditions, including 17% superannuation and a range of salary packaging options
  • 35 hour work week and 4 weeks annual leave plus End of Year shutdown
  • Access to flexible work conditions and location
  • Range of development and training activities available

About ANU
ANU is home to some of the most remarkable people from across the world: visionaries, influential leaders, researchers and advocates creating impact and change nationally, regionally and globally.

ANU attracts exceptional staff and students and, through education and enrichment programs, helps them to achieve ambitious goals, and pursue brilliant careers. Ranked in the top 30 universities globally, the first Australian university to be recognised in this elite tier, ANU continues to be an academic resource for the whole of Australia.

About ISO: the mission of the ANU Information Security Office (ISO) is to keep the ANU safe and credible through the delivery of coherent and sustainable capabilities aimed at building world-class information security infrastructure and culture.

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and enthusiastic procurement and contract management professional to join the Australian National University's Procurement and Contract Office (UPCO).

Reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer, the position will work closely with the Chief Information Security Office (CISO), Information Technology Services (ITS), Finance and Business Services (F&BS), the ANU Legal Office and a range of key stakeholders within Colleges and Service Divisions as well as external vendors, suppliers and strategic partners.

The Category Manager (IT) is responsible for developing and executing procurement strategies for the Information Technology and Security category to meet the Universities current and emergent requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help to determine category strategy and oversee procurement events, supporting the operational cyber security of the University.
  • Lead technology deals to deliver value and mitigate risk
  • Provide strategic advice to the Technology Leadership Team on commercial and supplier issues
  • Support the development of management capabilities and know-how
  • Partner with leaders to provide incisive reporting, recommended improvements and establish robust governance across function

Upcoming Major projects include:

  • Upgrading the University’s technology network, with multiple large scale procurement activities required, to a significantly higher level of protection (Zero Trust)
  • Replacing the Firewall infrastructure at the University.
  • Other Cyber and security related procurement activities, services, hardware, software, solutions and professional services as required.

About you

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Exposure to Information Technology procurement required, further knowledge of information security desirable
  • High calibre communication, engagement and planning skills
  • Extensive procurement and contract management experience
  • A genuine commitment to providing value for money outcomes
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, ability to work to tight deadlines and problem solve effectively

What we can offer you
Our staff enjoy some amazing employee benefits including​:

  • ANU offers competitive remuneration packages including 17% superannuation and regular increases.
  • We support flexible, hybrid working arrangements, with access to our beautiful, green campus and working remotely.
  • We value your work life balance, with standard 7-hour work days, paid December shut-down period, purchase leave, cultural leave, part-time and job-sharing opportunities, compressed working weeks, and flexible times of work.
  • We offer discounted study, with 75% off ANU courses for staff and 25% for your spouse and children (see eligibility).
  • We have many professional development initiatives including training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.
  • We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements. We offer generous paid parental leave entitlements for up to 32 weeks.
  • We have on-site Gyms with staff discounts as well as oval spaces and ANU sports clubs.
  • We are a family friendly campus with access to childcare facilities, designated parent rooms and quiet spaces.
  • ANU offers salary sacrificing benefits including laptops, childcare, novated car leasing, additional superannuation, and more!
  • We offer affordable onsite parking from $34 / fortnight with salary sacrificing options.
  • ANU has a supporting, challenging and motivating culture.
  • We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all backgrounds and identities.
  • We care about your wellbeing, with access to additional leave, the Employee Assistance Program, vaccinations and health insurance plan options.

For further information please contact Bernie O'Dowd, Chief Procurement Officer E:  

Ready to apply? It's easy!
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  • A brief pitch/cover letter addressing your suitability for the role (for reference, see the position description selection criteria).
  • A current resume

Our Vision
Support the development of national unity and identity, improve our understanding of ourselves and our neighbours, provide our nation with research capacity amongst the best in the world, and education in areas vital for our future is our mission. 

Our Values:
Excellence, Original Thinking, Integrity, Respect, Inclusivity, Diversity

ANU is committed to workforce diversity, creating an inclusive workplace, and providing equal employment opportunities to people with diverse backgrounds and identities. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as LGBTQIA+ are particularly encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in Australia and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.


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