Contracts And Procurement Specialist

  • Strategic role with competitive salary
  • Exciting opportunity to join an iconic WA organisation
  • Unique products and services with a global reputation and footprint

About Us

The Perth Mint is an iconic Western Australian organisation operating on a truly global scale.

Situated in East Perth for 120 years, The Perth Mint is an award-winning tourist destination, a top-ranking exporter and a key player in precious metals markets around the world.

As the largest refiner of newly mined gold in the world, The Perth Mint processes the majority of Australia's annual production and gold from surrounding countries. It houses leading-edge manufacturing facilities for the creation of cast and minted products, a premier jewellery shop and gold exhibition, and offers innovative precious metals investment and storage solutions, vaulting gold and silver on behalf of sovereign wealth funds, central banks and private investors.

Providing an energetic and dynamic work environment The Perth Mint is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer service across our diverse and global customer base.

The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Contracts and Procurement Specialist to join The Perth Mint Team. The role will be responsible for managing the strategy sourcing and contract management across all non-precious metals categories within the organisation. The role will also provide contract strategy development, sourcing - both strategic and tactical, and supplier relationship management services to drive value for money.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the business owner with the commercial preparation and development for contracts. Including sourcing, contract negotiations, KPI development, performance review milestones and commercial terms and conditions.
  • Lead and support the proactive review, renewal and monitoring for all contracts. Work closely with end users to understand service demands and constraints for current contracts.
  • Collaborate with business owners to maintain and manage supplier relationships.
  • Work with the Group Manager Supply Chain to develop continuous improvement programs both internally and externally as it relates to efficient procurement practices.
  • Provide internal customers with expert advice on supply options and market conditions in selected areas (non-category management areas).
  • Research, investigate and assess products and services as well as suppliers of those products and services to develop a comprehensive and detailed product/supplier profile.
  • Motivate teammates to embrace customer service by exhibiting behaviour and attitudes which are consistent with superior customer service
  • Regularly assess suppliers for price, reliability, internal cost minimisation, capability and compliance with standards (including OHS and QA requirements).
  • Work with user groups to rationalise product ranges and standardise specifications where beneficial.
  • Support innovative strategies designed to improve value for money, increase reliability of supply and minimise internal costs (administration, logistics & financing costs). Such initiatives may include e-enabled B2B initiatives, supplier managed inventory, web-enabled exchanges, user joint ventures, alliances/partnerships and product range standardisation.
  • Facilitate accurate, clear and documented specifications for products and services.
  • Ensure safety requirements are considered and that the relevant staff are consulted in the procurement assessment process for new tools, clothing and equipment.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • Sound knowledge of legal requirements applied to contract development.
  • Understanding of the application of WA Department of Finance and State Supply Commission procurement regulations
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills to build a good rapport with internal and external stakeholders and maintain positive working relationships them
  • Proven ability to work under pressure to meet strategic and financial performance targets
  • Demonstrated advanced organisational and negotiation skills
  • High level of computer literacy particularly with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work autonomously with strong time management, and administration skills


Candidates must have the right to work in Australia and pass our national security check.

Application Deadline

Applications close on Sunday 4 October 2020 at 5.00pm. The Perth Mint reserves the right to close applications prior to this date.