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Indirect Procurement and Sourcing Business Partner

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Robert Walters are working with a well known Australian Utilities business to support them in the recruitment of a highly skilled Procurement and Sourcing Business Partner with extensive experience managing indirect categories. This role offers an exciting opportunity to proactively collaborate with internal business customers, understand medium to long term business requirements, and develop procurement category and sourcing strategy options.

Our client is seeking a highly skilled Procurement and Sourcing Business Partner to manage indirect category spend. This role offers an exciting opportunity to proactively collaborate with internal business customers, understand medium to long term business requirements, and develop procurement category and sourcing strategy options. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading multiple programmes from tendering to contract award and ongoing relationship management. This role is based in the vibrant Sydney CBD, offering a fantastic work-life balance.


What you'll do:

As a Procurement and Sourcing Business Partner, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the indirect procurement strategies of our client's organisation. You will have the opportunity to work closely with internal business customers, understanding their needs and developing effective indirect procurement category and sourcing strategies. Your ability to analyse markets, build market intelligence, and implement action plans will be key in realising organisational objectives. You will also take the lead in managing multiple programmes, overseeing everything from tendering to contract award and ongoing relationship management. Working within a dedicated team, you will contribute towards providing a comprehensive end-to-end Procurement function for the organisation. Your commitment to engaging, supporting, motivating, and developing others will also be crucial in this role.

  • Proactively collaborate with internal business customers to understand medium to long term business requirements.
  • Develop indirect procurement category and sourcing strategy options by analysing markets and building market intelligence.
  • Implement action plans and best practice supply base management practices to realise objectives.
  • Actively lead and manage multiple programmes from tendering to contract award and ongoing relationship management.
  • Work within a team that provides the complete end-to-end Procurement function at the organisation.
  • Engage, support, motivate and develop capability and potential in others.


What you bring:

The ideal candidate for the Procurement and Sourcing Business Partner role brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in indirect procurement category strategies and supplier relationship management activities. With tertiary qualifications in Procurement, Supply Chain Management or a similar discipline, you will have spent at least 10 years leading indirect procurement category strategies and supplier relationship management activities. You will also possess strong influencing and negotiation skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels. Experience with contemporary procurement and contract management systems is essential, as is an in-depth understanding of the principles and application of Legal Framework policy.

  • Tertiary qualifications in Procurement, Supply Chain Management or similar discipline.
  • Extensive experience (10+ years) in leading indirect procurement category strategies and supplier relationship management activities.
  • Excellent analytical skills coupled with an understanding of market research.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Knowledge and experience with contemporary procurement and contract management systems.
  • In-depth understanding of the principles and application of Legal Framework policy.


What sets this company apart:

Our client is a leading organisation that values commitment, collaboration and care. They offer a supportive work environment where continuous improvement is fostered and high-quality service delivery is paramount. They are dedicated to providing their employees with opportunities for professional growth and development. Their focus on agility and flexibility in response to market and industry changes makes them a dynamic place to work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.
To apply please click apply or call Jessica Hobden on 02 8289 3178 for a confidential discussion.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Procurement & Supply Chain

Focus: Purchasing / Procurement

Industry: Utilities

Salary: + super

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Ultimo

Job Reference: 1983320/001

Date posted: 24 June 2024

Consultant: Jessica Hobden

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