My large manufacturing client has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Procurement Specialist on a contract basis for 6 months. Due to organisational growth and various acquisitions the business has been growing from strength to strength, however this growth has identified potential opportunities to drive cost and efficiency savings through economies of scale and driving robust procurement strategies across the group.
This role’s key focus is to establish the procurement methodology, analyse the existing spend and suppliers, develop the strategy to move forward and subsequently implement the plan, to improve supplier relationships, create consistency in supply chain, and reduce the annual spend across consumables, indirects and other areas. This is a new role in the business and the contract nature will identify the viability of a local procurement function on an ongoing basis.
As my clients is a large Australasian company, they have several existing contracts in place that are fixed across Australia and New Zealand that are very competitive and partner with reliable suppliers, however there are a number of local suppliers across different organisations in the group and different managers, that can easily be rationalised and improved.
Ideally you will have strong skills in identifying opportunities deliver saving and how the business can benefit from scale. You will have excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to analyse information and use that information to develop procurement strategies that will financially benefit the organisation.
Ideally you will have the following experience:
- 5+ years’ experience in a procurement role
- Contract Management
- Manufacturing experience (desirable)
- General consumables and Indirects experience (essential)
- Relationship management experience
- Strong negotiation experience
This a great role for someone who enjoys setting the direction and demonstrating tangible savings and benefits.
If this role is of interest, please contact Liam on 027 566 6561 for a confidential conversation or apply now.