Contract Manager

Updated: 12 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 May 2021

Job no:505406
Work type:Continuing - Full-time
Categories:HEO7, Management

(HEO7) $88,078 to $98,509 plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently applied for a temporary variation to its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Full time, continuing role available immediately

Do you want the work you do every day to matter? Join a team that connects ground-breaking research with industry to transform our world.

As we focus on new and exciting opportunities within the Business Development Team we are seeking an additional Contract Manager to join us as part of the Innovation & Commercial Partners (ICP) Branch of The University of Adelaide. ICP works across the University to identify, structure and close commercial and commercialisation opportunities, and to make working it easy for industry to work with the University.

The role of the Business Development Team is to grow the University’s research and teaching income and to position the University of Adelaide as the ‘partner of choice’ for industry. Our mission is to provide seamless connections between client needs and the resources and the expertise of the University – empowering clients to achieve their goals; expanding the research and teaching base of the University; and adding to the wellbeing and vibrancy of society. The team’s services span business development and contracting.

Working under limited direction, the Contract Manager is responsible for contracting across a range of contract types supported by the BD team and for providing advice to internal stakeholders about a range of contracting and commercial matters related to research and consultancies.  They will foster strong relationships between internal clients and external organisations and will also play an important role in raising the level of commercial awareness and skills within the University research community.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in commercial contracting and project management;
  • An ability to communicate and interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders (including government and industry) at all levels;
  • Outstanding analytical, conceptual, problem solving, lateral thinking and project management skills including the ability to understand complex concepts/technologies and convey them to a range of technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Be passionate about delivering research outcomes for the benefit of the community;
  • Have a customer focussed mindset and the ability to build relationships for long term collaboration with demonstrated high level negotiation and engagement skills.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills knowledge and capability of all our staff. Learn more at:

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging: high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of University Operations enables the University's delivery of high-quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences. Its responsibilities link to Adelaide's strategic plan and focus on people, community, assets and infrastructure, and processes.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 2 May, 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Valerie Morris
Manager, Contract Management, Innovation & Commercial Partnerships Branch


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*Please note the University of Adelaide is on mandatory closedown from COB 16 April 2021 to 26 April 2021, inclusive.

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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