Consultant Gig #889–Sydney–Procurement Risk and Sustainability Lead PD

Our client is seeking potential candidates who may be able to fill this brief for 1-2  months, during which time they would have several immediate tactical and more strategic tasks, including contributing to shaping the program of Procurement risk and sustainability initiatives for FY23.

Specific responsibilities include:

Risk management:

  • Establish capability to manage Procurement and supply chain risk across the organisation.
  • Maintain a procurement risk management framework to monitor, manage and drive procurement assurance to proactively and reactively manage Procurement related risks.
  • Direct actions & focus towards management of key risks
  • Facilitate risk planning and review processes of Procurement risks, in collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Connect and liaise with business stakeholders and Chief Risk Officer in developing plans, controls, mitigations and review of Procurement risks
  • Identify outcomes and benefits and direct actions & focus towards these


  • Identify key Sustainable Procurement outcomes and benefits.  Direct focus and actions towards delivery towards outcomes.
  • Modern Slavery program. Coordinate initiatives and prepare Board level and legislated external reporting in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act
  • Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – represent Procurement on the clients RAP.  Develop and report on implementation of initiatives in coordination with Procurement leaders & team members
  • Identify, champion and coordinate implementation of social sustainability initiatives such as Buy Local and supplier diversity
  • Develop metrics and baseline reporting for Procurement Sustainability across social and environmental pillars of sustainability
  • Assess opportunities for environmental initiatives in the Procurement supply chain
  • Identify and implement Scope 3 emissions reduction strategies in the clients supply chain.
  • Identify and coordinate training and development opportunities for staff and suppliers in the areas of Procurement Sustainability that will support delivery of sustainability program objectives and aligned to
  • Corporate Sustainability education program.
  • Collaborate closely with Corporate Sustainability function.

Key Deliverables:

The consultant will be able to demonstrate practical application of the qualification for this role, with experience in developing/ implementing / running Sustainability / ESG programs of work in a Procurement or Supply chain environment.

Skills and experience required:

  • The successful candidate will possess tertiary qualification/s (degree, certificate or diploma minimum) in a relevant discipline, such as Procurement, Science, Engineering, Business, or Supply Chain. 
  • Industry experience in Procurement sourcing, including managing contracts and suppliers – minimum 2 years
  • Experience in developing, implementing and maintaining Sustainability / Modern Slavery / ESG programs of work desirable – ideally minimum 1 year
  • Knowledge of the policy environment for social procurement, including other impact measurement frameworks, for example, ESG, GRIs, modern slavery etc).
  • Practical experience of risk management, preferably in Procurement/ supply chain
  • Well-developed skills using MS Office applications to prepare business documentation using Word, Excel, PowerPoint is a requirement, as is an ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence to achieve practical outcomes.



Start Date: Starting immediately. Duration, 1-2months

Location: Sydney, based preferably within NSW.  Most work can be conducted from home &/ or from the clients office
Rates: The daily rate to the consultant will be a rate that reflects the nature of the entity. The Net rate to the consultant is $1,000 per day.
Close date: No later than Monday 8 August 2022, 5pm AEST