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Title:  Junior Procurement Professionals

Job Number:  10041

Melbourne, AU

About John Holland

We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.

While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

Are you up for the challenge? 

About the Role

We are looking for a Junior Procurement Administrator/Engineer to assist the Strategic Procurement team in its contracts and procurement function. You will be forming relationships with the John Holland supply chain and impacting the success of our projects through managing the existing framework agreements as well as providing global sourcing support as required. This is a 12-month contract and we are flexible for this role to be based in Melbourne or Brisbane.

Responsibilities of the role include;

  • Maintenance of a register of Framework Agreements and identifying all key data in relation to each agreement.
  • Supplier Relationship Management of Framework Agreements including promoting utilisation of Framework Agreements by projects, facilitating collaboration between John Holland and Framework Agreement suppliers’ stakeholders.
  • Assist the projects and bids with overseas procurement and sourcing.
  • Ensuring selected subcontractors and suppliers are acceptable to the project.
  • Conducting negotiations with subcontractors and ensure agreements are closely aligned to the project’s risk management principals.
  • Overseeing the procurement process for subcontract and supply agreements to ensure that all packages are awarded on time and within budget.
  • Overseeing the calling of quotations and letting of tenders for contracts to be let and ensuring effective contract administration.
  • Interpreting and applying relevant legislation/code to prevent potential business exposure.
  • Assist with managing and resolving any disputes or disagreements between projects and Framework agreement holders.


To be successful in this role, you must demonstrate;

  • Relevant commercial/contractual experience across a variety or project values and complexities within construction and engineering.
  • Global sourcing and logistics experience.
  • Strong negotiation skills across contractual terms, variations, and progress claims.
  • Demonstrated application of Corporate Limits of Liabilities and contractual and commercial systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Financial acumen and stakeholder management.
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Law, Commerce, Accounting, Quantity Surveying, Business or associated disciplines (or equivalent on the job experience).

As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives.

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority. 

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