Procurement sector role descriptions

Below are procurement sector role descriptions developed in collaboration with the sector and endorsed by the Procurement Leadership Group for use by the sector. Each role description has been developed using the endorsed Role Description Builder and is in line with the Role Description Development Guide and in the case of executive roles the NSW Senior Executive Work Level Standards.

When using these sector role descriptions please refer to the Sector Role Description Action Guide (PDF 47kb) and the Sector Role Descriptions Frequently Asked Questions.

All role descriptions specify the capability levels required for the role, which have been identified from the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework and the Procurement Professionals Capability Set.

These sector role descriptions can be used across a range of workforce management activities, including recruitment, performance management, learning and development and career planning.

Email capabilityframework@psc.nsw.gov.au for any enquiries about the procurement sector role descriptions.

PSSE Band 2

Chief Procurement Officer
Responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and governance of procurement functions and frameworks. Partners with the business and provides strategic advice to drive effective, efficient and value-add procurement.

PSSE Band 1

Director Procurement
Provides strategic direction, leadership and governance of the procurement function.

PSSE Band 1

Director Category Management
Provides strategic direction, leadership and governance across a portfolio of categories.

Grade 11/12

Principal Procurement Analyst
Leads the selection, deployment, and use of data resources, analytical tools and methodologies. Typically found in a service centre or in a centralised function.

Grade 9/10

Senior Procurement Analyst
Responsible for the development of procurement intelligence from a range of data sources. Typically found in a service centre or in a centralised function.

Grade 7/8

Procurement Analyst
Researches and analyses a wide range of supplier and organisational information. Typically found in a service centre or in a centralised function.

Grade 9/10

Senior Procurement Advisor
Provides expert technical procurement advice on procurement processes to those undertaking procurement planning, sourcing and contract management activities. Typically found in a centralised procurement function.

Grade 7/8

Procurement Advisor
Provides technical procurement advice on procurement processes to those undertaking procurement planning, sourcing and contract management activities. Typically found in a centralised procurement function.

Grade 11/12

Manager Procurement
Leads and directs the provision of procurement services in partnership with the business. Typically found in a service centre or as part of a centralised procurement function.

Grade 11/12

Category Manager
Leads and directs the categories under management in partnership with the business. Typically found in a service centre or as part of a centralised procurement function.

Grade 9/10

Senior Procurement Officer
Partners with stakeholders to plan, develop, source and manage procurement arrangements. Typically found in a service centre or as part of a centralised procurement function.

Grade 9/10

Senior Category Officer
Partners with stakeholders in a category/range of categories to plan, develop, source and manage procurement arrangements. Typically found in a service centre or as part of a centralised procurement function.

Grade 7/8

Procurement Officer
Assists stakeholders to plan, develop, source and manage procurement arrangements. Typically found in a service centre or as part of a centralised procurement function.

Grade 7/8

Category Officer
Assists stakeholders to plan, develop, source and manage procurement arrangements in a category/range of categories. Typically found in a service centre or as part of a centralised procurement function.

Grade 11/12

Manager Contracts
Responsible for managing commercial contracts in partnership with the business. Typically found in a service centre or embedded within the business.

Grade 9/10

Senior Contracts Administrator
Manages established contracts and provides advice to stakeholders. Typically found in a service centre or embedded within the business.

Grade 7/8

Contracts Administrator
Administers established contracts. Typically found in a service centre or embedded within the business.