About the Company  Port of Newcastle (PoN) is a major Australian trade gateway handling 4,600 ship movements and 171 million tonnes of cargo each year. With its annual trade worth about $25 billion to the New South Wales economy, the Port enables businesses across the state to successfully compete in international markets. As custodians of the region’s critical asset, the Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable, environmentally, and socially responsible Port that realises its potential.About the RoleDue to an ongoing drive to enhancing and advancing the procurement activity at the Port of Newcastle, there is an opportunity for a Procurement and Contracts Specialist to join the team.In this role you will report directly to the Executive Manager Projects and Assets, and have the oversight of:Procurement management, including periodically reviewing and recommending preferred partners, with adherence to procurement policies and effectively managing the tender process.Contract negotiation and formulation, including handling contract preparation and review for various needs, offering guidance on various agreements, and serving as a negotiator for the organisation.Stakeholder engagement with internal and external partners to ensure smooth contract management and compliance.Financial management to drive value for money and ensure project and works budget is maintained.Administration, governance, reporting and quality control across the procurement lifecycle.About YouYou will be an experienced Procurement and Contracts Specialist, with a proven ability to bring together internal and external stakeholders, assess market conditions and availability, and provide solutions that keep the procurement strategy at the port moving forward. To do this, some of your skills will include:Expert knowledge of local market suppliers and resourcesStrong attention to detail and knowledge of supply chain principles and a heavy industry/large infrastructure background.Comfortable with working autonomously and being self-motivated to drive procurement success.Familiar with negotiating, reviewing, and auditing small and large contracts.Exposure to commercial, financial, operational, and legal aspects of procurement and contract management.What’s on offerCompetitive Salary with yearly market benchmarking and reviewsSuperannuation salary sacrifice, with matching co-contribution up to 2%Fitness PassportNovated leasingIncome Protection InsuranceYearly flu vaccination drivesOpportunities for ongoing training and skill developmentStudy leave and financial assistance for additional studyAdditional leave types, including paid special leave and the ability to purchase extra annual leaveGender-neutral 26 week paid Parental LeaveDiversity and InclusionPoN are committed to diversity and inclusion and have developed a comprehensive D&I Strategy to ensure we are always moving forward on this front. PoN are a Work180-endorsed Employer of Choice for Women, and support Reconciliation in Australia.SustainabilityPoN are a leader in sustainability, with environmentally sustainable certification and a commitment to environmental excellence. For more information, view our Sustainability Report here.Join the Port of Newcastle team and be part of a company dedicated to building Australia's prosperity while fostering a diverse, inclusive, and sustainable workplace.How to ApplyThe Port of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including women and people with disability, to apply for this role. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.To submit your interest, or if you require assistance to submit your application, please reach out to Izaac Ellings at 0406618570 or at izaac.ellings@gwg.com.au. Alternatively, submit your application directly by clicking "Apply". AUD Newcastle 2300