Procurement Manager

Job Title: Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne C B D
Salary: $0 - $150000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-02-19
Reference: JO-1902-11538
Contact Name: Prachi Nawathey
Contact Email: [email protected]
Job Published: February 19, 2019 10:19

Job Description

Join one of Australia's market leading managed services organisation who bring exceptional customer service and reputation to cloud and IT services. This organisation is seeking a Procurement Category Manager who will be dedicated to Cloud Managed Services. This role involves combing strategic initiatives with business critical procurement functions including category management, stakeholder engagement and delivering supplier management resulting in optimal outcomes and measurable wins.

Key responsibilities and duties include
  • Work with head of procurement to build and implement a procurement cloud category profile using in-depth understanding of cloud managed services, partner and contract management and experience in strategic planning
  • Own the various partner and supplier relationships for the cloud business, including, qualification of any pipeline activity
  • Aligning development of category with Internal Procurement strategies and internal stakeholder requirements.
  • Stakeholder relationship management and strong engagement across Internal and supplier stakeholders and leadership to ensure that all objectives are being achieved
  • Direct line of communication with key stakeholders in effort to plan, source, and facilitating data/information gathering
  • Assess viability and prioritisation of proposals and contracts and set internal expectations on feasibility to onboard new suppliers or renew existing contracts.
  • Present recommendations and strategy plans of the sourcing activity back to stakeholders and Leadership team
  • Accountability for delivery of category strategies, pipeline, and transformational sourcing activities
  • Develop key supplier performance metrics and associated tracking/monitoring systems using existing procurement systems
  • Review performance of key suppliers periodically and develop action plans for improvement.

The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Strong leader who can drive strategy, develop pricing models and has influence across all levels of the organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams, can prioritise workload and manage complex projects within cost and schedule
  • Strong business judgement, instincts, and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to overcome obstacles and deliver results
  • Developing market intelligence to communicate across the organisation
  • Proven ability to develop and implement category strategies

Prachi Nawathey
03 83999949