Join us in August in Melbourne for our sixth, action-packed, one day Conference.

We are delighted to be welcoming delegates from the private, non-for-profit and public sectors again, and suppliers for the fifth year in a row. This, our 15th Annual Conference, is one of the only specialist procurement conferences in Australia.

With a pedigree stretching back over 30 years, Procurement Australia is a pioneer and innovator in the world of aggregated buying and contracting, giving us a prime mandate to present, discuss, develop and report best practice in the sector.


Ken McNamara

Chair of the Board, Chair of Finance Risk & Governance Committee.

A founding Director of Procurement Australasia, Ken is a civil engineer, town planner and company director. With extensive experience as a Chief Executive, City Engineer and Consultant in Local Government, Ken is a sessional member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Stephen J Griffin

Member of the Finance Risk & Governance Committee.

Stephen brings to the Board extensive experience in local government management, as well as broad management expertise developed over several years.

Susan Riley

Member of the Australian Institute of
Company Directors

Susan has extensive experience in local government having served three terms as Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne. In 2001 Susan was the first female Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne, and was elected as a Councillor in 2017.

Tricia Klinger

Director, B Ec. M Comm. GAIDC

Tricia Klinger joined the Procurement Australasia Ltd Board in 2019. She brings to the board over 20 years’ leadership experience in corporate governance, marketing strategy, reputation management and customer cantered product innovation with leading brands in both Australia and Asia, most recently as General Manager Communications and Stakeholders at the NRMA.

Brendan McGrath

Chief Executive Officer, Rural City
of Wangaratta

Brendan McGrath brings the Procurement Australia Board 20 years’ Victorian local government and private sector management experience. With post graduate Business Management qualifications and in CEO roles.

Glenn Patterson

Chief Executive Officer, City of Casey

With 31 years’ senior leadership experience, Glenn has been the City of Casey CEO since September 2018 having previously been CEO of Yarra Ranges Council for 10 years and CEO of Baw Baw and Colac Otway Councils. Glenn is a member of the Resilient Melbourne Strategy Steering Group and a Director of the Casey Cardinia Foundation. 

Vijaya Vaidyanath

Chief Executive Officer, Yarra City

Vijaya Vaidyanath is the CEO of the City of Yarra in Melbourne. Prior to this role, Vijaya spent close to a decade as CEO at Waitakere City Council, a very large metro City in New Zealand and as the CEO of Rodney District Council in New Zealand. She also worked for 15 years as a senior Executive in the Reserve Bank in India with brief stints in the USA before migrating to New Zealand.

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Our conference is unique as it combines high quality content focused on procurement’s first principles – efficiency, sustainability and long term economic benefit – with a range of peer chosen Excellence Awards that acknowledge today’s outstanding procurement achievements Australia wide.

Get ready to network with Australia's brightest in the procurement business and strengthen your organisation. Our annual conference is back — buy your tickets now!

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“The PA conference is a must attend event, with exceptional content and excellent speakers in a fantastic venue.”
“The conference is a great opportunity to hear high calibre speakers on a variety of procurement, leadership and general business topics. A number of topics are thought-provoking apart from being highly informative. The future theme keeps the focus on the emerging trends, opportunities and challenges. Networking opportunities are invaluable. Supplier displays offer new ideas and industry contacts."
"Excellent opportunity to expand your Procurement networking across attendees, speakers and suppliers."


The opportunity

This is not your average front desk role! As well as greeting customers when they arrive, processing payments, taking phone calls and making adjustments to people’s appointments, you will take a lead role in building and maintaining long term relationships.

From following up to see how treatment is going, to taking a proactive approach when there’s a relevant promotion or event, the client is always first and foremost in your mind.

Beyond the front desk, you may also have the opportunity to contribute to our marketing activity, so if that’s an area of interest, you’ll have the chance to develop those skills here.

About you

You’re a professional who really wants to make a difference in the lives of others. You want a role where you’re counted on as part of a close knit team and your opinion will be valued. You like to bring your brains to work and pride yourself on your initiative.

You will ideally have 2+ years of experience in an office based role with customer contact and a high level of detail. We are a busy clinic so your ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously will be top notch, as will be your knowledge of MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

A background in medical administration, sales/marketing support or front desk hospitality would be well regarded. It’s important you are fluent in English and have good skills both in numeracy and written communication.

We are open 6 days a week so you must be available to work full time (38 hours per week) on a rotating roster that includes some evenings and Saturdays.

Could this be the career move you’ve been looking for?

We are a great team who support each other, we offer 5 weeks annual leave, birthday cakes and regular social events. This is an ongoing role best suited to someone looking for stability and longevity.

The Company
Our client is a highly respected retail business who find themselves with an opportunity to significantly improve customer experience and their supply chain capability and efficiency by implementing a new bleeding edge Track & Trace solution. Specifically, the Track & Trace solution will span across their entire product range in both B2C and B2B channels. Thus, an opportunity for a Supply Chain Business Analyst has presented itself.

The Role
Reporting in to the Program Manager and working closely with the Project Manager, you will facilitate clear and open commination between the product owner, developers, testers and business stakeholders with quality and concise documentation of epics, user stories and acceptance criteria resulting in the delivery of product features within scope and quality constraints. As the Supply Chain Business Analyst you will;
Apply Agile practices to build and implement a new Track & Track solution.
Elicit, analyse, specify and validate the business needs of their stakeholders, customers, and end users. Lead discovery workshops to elicit requirements and document in the form of user cases, user stories and functional specifications.
Conduct interviews to gather customer requirements via workshops, questionnaires, surveys, site visits, workflow storyboards, user cases, scenarios, and other methods.
Manage and track the status of requirements throughout the delivery lifecycle; enforce and redefine as necessary. Communicate changes, enhancements, and modifications of business requirements to delivery teams, project managers and other stakeholders so that issues and solutions are understood. Engage and collaborate with senior stakeholders, subject matter experts and vendors. Present milestones and proof of concepts to senior stakeholders. Perform quality assurance according to the technical specifications. Produce detailed documentation to facilitate transitional support and planning. Anticipate, identify, and define a problems root cause to then develop practical and timely solutions.

Your Profile
You will be a Business Analyst with system implementation experience and understand the mechanics of Supply Chain and eCommerce. You will have strong knowledge of enterprise ERPs and ideally SAP. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, plus be passionate about striving towards the ultimate customer experience.

Whilst there are a number of experiences and skills pertinent to this role, above all you are outcome focused, team orientated and hold an attitude toward delivery of doing ‘whatever it takes.’ Your experience and skills should include the following;

  • Experience in Track & Track implementations.
  • Experience in Supply Chain and eCommerce environments.
  • Experience with enterprise ERPs and preferably SAP.
  • Experience delivering software products using Atlassian tools such as JIRA.


Due to the rapid growth of the company, we are looking for a passionate, highly motivated technical sales representative to join the company. This position will work closely with the production engineers and the sales front, to identify, develop and to ultimately achieve business growth.


  • Communicating with customers to understand exact product requirements
  • Preparing quotes and proposals
  • Responding to tenders
  • Plan, organize, execute and coordinate technical business development activities
  • Providing feedback and preparing/ editing technical manuals, brochures and other documents
  • Locate and visit potential customers and provide technical consultation and sales activities with the aim to maximise customer satisfaction
  • Occasional travelling to visit customers both established and new
  • Ensure the CRM is kept up to date and managed correctly
  • Ad-hoc duties as requested



  • Engineering or trade qualification is required
  • Possess excellent customer relations skills
  • Drive to achieve results and grow your account base
  • Show a high degree of attention to detail
  • Strong ability to work with computer programs and ensure CRM accuracy
  • Be passionate about sales and self-motivated to succeed in a competitive market
  • Has strong computer skills and excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Be solution focussed with the ability to prioritise demands and meet deadlines
  • Ideally previous experience in a similar position



  • Fulltime Position – South East Melbourne (Dandenong South)
  • An attractive package
  • On-site company parking
  • Friendly, close-knit working environment

Send your nomination to : conference@paltd.com.au