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Senior Manager Contract & Commercial

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong

Senior Manager, Contract & Commercial

  • Full time, 5 year executive contract
  • Hybrid work environment with flexibility to balance weekly office based work with working from home
  • Total remuneration package circa $225, 000

Our Story

The IT Shared Solutions (ITSS) Division is a collaboration area in which the TAC and WorkSafe share resources to deliver IT solutions to both organisations.

The TAC is a Victorian state government organisation whose role is to promote road safety, support those who have been injured on our roads and help them get their lives back on track.

WorkSafe Victoria plays a critical role in the lives of Victorian employers and workers - as the state's health and safety regulator and as the manager of Victoria's workers compensation scheme. In both capacities, employers and workers are at the heart of our service.

About the Role

Reporting directly to the Head of ITSS, the Senior Manager, Contract & Commercial has end-to-end accountability for the technology contract portfolio under ITSS management, supporting WorkSafe and the TAC.   

The Senior Manager, Contract & Commercial will provide strategic, tactical and operational advice to a broad range of stakeholders to ensure contracts align with the business needs of the TAC and WorkSafe, organisational risk appetite and Service Level agreements between ITSS and the TAC and WorkSafe.

About the Team

You will be part of the ITSS leadership team. We have a highly collaborative and inclusive culture, where you will be challenged and supported to achieve personal and business goals and objectives.

The Contracts & Commercial function includes supplier management, financial management and analysis of IT services, budgeting and reporting, contract management and procurement of IT services in conjunction with relevant business partners

A Day in the Life

  • The relationship management of strategic technology suppliers and reporting to various stakeholders on the health, risk and sustainability of technology contracts under ITSS management
  • Negotiating and resolving contractual issues, promoting change control processes and leading variation negotiations where necessary
  • Advising on financial planning and budgeting, developing financial plans and forecasts whilst monitoring and managing IT expenditure, ensuring IT budget targets are met and examining areas where budgets and expenditure exceed their agreed tolerances
  • Driving a high customer service ethic within the contracts and commercial team
  • Working closely with Corporate Risk, Legal and Procurement stakeholders to ensure all contracts under ITSS management comply with the relevant legal, legislative and procurement requirements.
  • Overseeing the day-to-day preparation of briefing papers to support executive and board level approvals.

What you’ll need to succeed?

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/ or significant experience in a similar role
  • Strong commercial acumen and the ability to problem solve in a contract and commercial context
  • Demonstrated capability to identify and engage effectively with the customer stakeholders, establishing collaborative and trusted working relationships;
  • Demonstrated outcomes achieved through leadership of high performing teams, mentoring and coaching team members through all stages of career and personal development;
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, influencing and negotiation skills, and the ability to adapt these to a diverse range of stakeholders and contexts;
  • Substantial experience engaging and managing external vendors to service delivery outcomes, including management to financial and service Key Performance Indicators;

Why join WorkSafe?

We offer a range of great benefits, including work variety, workplace flexibility and leave options.

Read more here: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/benefits-career-worksafe

Together, our differences make us stronger

We believe that a diverse workforce operating within an inclusive culture is critical to achieving our purpose. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, respect and value the unique contributions of all people, because we believe that together, our differences make us stronger.


We are committed to inclusion, diversity and accessibility in our employment practices, and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, people with disability, women and gender diverse people, culturally diverse and LGBTIQ+ people to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the People & Culture Team on (03) 5225 7500 or via email at People_Culture@tac.vic.gov.au and a member of the team will be in touch. Any information provided regarding disability or reasonable adjustment requests will only be used to provide accommodations and will in no way determine the outcome of an application.

We’d love to hear from you

If this opportunity excites you, click APPLY to submit your Cover Letter and Resume today. Successful applicants will be contacted and progress to an interview. All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application.

For further information, please refer to the attached Position Description or contact Kelby Manuel, People & Culture Specialist on 03 9300 0512 for a confidential discussion. Applications for this role will be accepted up until 11:55pm Wednesday 8 February 2023.  

If this role isn’t quite right for you but you know of someone who would be interested, please feel free to share the ad with them.

We are committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees. This includes complying with the Chief Health Officer’s directions, including the requirements to collect, record and hold vaccination information about employees. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption prior to commencing employment.

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