Commercial Director
Australian Government Department of Defence
12m ago

The Role

The Commercial Director plays a critical role in sustaining and delivering patrol boat capabilities to the Royal Australian Navy within the Patrol Boat SPO in Darwin.

Within the Contract Management function, the Commercial Director works with considerable independence and is accountable to perform and achieve complex contract management work within an integrated workforce.

The successful incumbent will require extensive knowledge of, and compliance with, legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements.

The Commercial Director will exercise a significant degree of independence and perform an important leadership role. They will be responsible for influencing and developing strategies, policies, priorities and operational practices in support of Defence objectives based on high level decision making and judgement.

They will provide strategic advice to senior management and stakeholders as well as leading and assuming accountability for very complex work or work programs that have strategic, political or operational significance.

About our Team

The Australian Government is laying the foundation for a nationwide naval shipbuilding enterprise to support implementation of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan.

Critical to this is the ongoing sustainment of Naval vessels. In addition to being involved in sustaining Australia’s future patrol boat fleet, at Patrol Boat SPO in Darwin you will have access to generous and attractive working conditions as an Australian Public Servant in Defence.

Working for Defence will support you in balancing work life with family and other priorities. You can access a variety of flexible working arrangements, including part-time work, occasionally working from home and working hours that aren’t always nine to five.

Information on Defence employees’ working conditions, including an attractive remuneration package that may respond to industry variations and a generous superannuation contribution (15.

4%), can be sourced from the Employment Agreement’ section of the information pack.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated Contract Management experience, preferably in a maritime environment. You will have extensive knowledge relating to the methodology, systems and procedures within contract management function and have the ability to translate this into strategy.

You will provide a strategic level of specialist, professional and technical expertise, potentially relating to the work of different function areas.

The right person will have excellent communication skills and leadership behaviours and traits in accordance with One Defence Leadership Behaviours.

A demonstrated ability in stakeholder engagement and liaison with stakeholders in relation to complex issues is essential, as is a strong commercial background.

You will be accountable to lead a team, set work priorities, communicate effectively, and manage workflow and resources, whilst having flexibility to respond to the changing context and shifting priorities of our customers and the agility to realign resourcing to meet that new demand in a high tempo work environment in a remote locality.

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