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Manager, Content Procurement

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: Senior Manager 1
Salary package: $111,621 - $117,039, plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, continuing contingent funded (3 years)

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is seeking an experienced Content Procurement Manager with exceptional communication, negotiation and influencing skills to manage and lead sector-wide information resources licensing and agreements with publishers and vendors on behalf of more than 60 higher education and research organisations in Australia and New Zealand. Responsible for the full procurement life cycle, you will provide strategic advice and recommendations to the CAUL Director, the Board and other stakeholders. This is a fast-paced, high volume environment, requiring well-honed analytical skills and an eye for detail for the effective quality assurance and administration of consortium contracts and agreements.


Position overview

CAUL is the peak leadership organisation for university libraries in Australia.  Members are the lead library executive of the institutions that have representation on Universities Australia.

The position, working closely with the CAUL Director and the Board, will lead strategic and tactical content procurement activities that deliver value for money for members and their institutions.  

You will be integral to a small, dynamic team which provides administrative, fiduciary and operational support for the development and coordination of CAUL’s strategic agenda and programs. The significance and scale of required skills and experience is reflected in the complexity of the content environment, with content procurement initiatives valued in excess of $400M. Your strong communication, planning, analytical and organisational skills are essential to deliver successful procurement projects and activities.

For further information contact the CAUL President, Margie Jantti on +61 (0) 2 4221 3579

CAUL has an MOU with the Australian National University for the administration of its human resources services. The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact ANU’s Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.


Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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