Contracts & Relationship Manager

Job details

Location: East Melbourne
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: 97864
Posted: 11 months ago

Job description

Based in the city fringe, this education organisation is seeking a Manager Contracts & Relationships to plan, lead and coordinate their day-to-day Procurement function within a large project. 

This position, reporting to the Commercial Manager works closely with key internal and external stakeholders and is a highly visible position that is very relationship and advisory focused. The role will be responsible for supervising two of the team whilst driving best practice and compliance.

Key responsibilities & focus;

  • Maintain and manage contract register and vendor charter that governs how service providers engage
  • Responsible for three large major contracts
  • Manage the RFP/RFQ activities ensuring probity is maintained
  • Advise internal stakeholders on best practice and requirements in particular contracts
  • Preparing tender documents, manage panels along and
  • Ensure legislative compliance requirements are managed, achieved and reported
  • Evaluate contractor performance on a quarterly basis

To be successful, you will have;


The ideal candidate for this position is an individual with proven experience within procurement & contract management.

  • Extensive knowledge & demonstrated experience with the end to end procurement and purchasing practices
  • Proven experience interpreting legal contracts and liaising with legal representatives
  • Track record of effectively interpreting legal contracts and successfully liaising with legal representatives
  • Effective negotiation and communicating skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills, coupled with great planning and organisational skills
  • Strong analysing skills and be proficient in advanced use of Excel


  • The opportunity to work for a progressive, flexible and values driven organisation
  • Personal development opportunities and a warm, collaborative working culture
  • Easy access to public transport – great location
  • Work-life balance is promoted


If this sounds interesting or you would like to hear more, please contact me at or simply apply online with your CV, including a cover letter.


At Charterhouse, we embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation, and gender identity. On behalf of our client, we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people; to embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contributions to the workplace.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a National Police Record check and Working with Children Check

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