Group Strategic Sourcing Manager

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Christine Armadass

About the company

Our client is a Fortune 500 global company with market leading brands and diversified product offering. The organisation has multiple manufacturing sites / business units across Australia and has a strong focus on innovation. Our client is also an employer of choice who places a premium on collaboration, culture, engagement & development of their people and we are delighted to bring this newly created greenfield Group Strategic Sourcing Manager role to market overseeing the procurement function for Australia.

About the role

The Group Strategic Sourcing is a newly created role that will report into the Operations Director and will be responsible for a geographically dispersed team of 4 people, overseeing multiple business units and spend of circa $250m. As part of your role you will be responsible for

  • Developing and driving the overarching sourcing strategy across all business units with the view to drive commercial outcomes across all spend categories
  • Ensure security of supply, identifying alternative source of supply
  • Develop supplier relationship frameworks
  • Driving cost savings via negotiations and operational improvements
  • Ensure security of supply, identifying alternative source of supply
  • leverage global sourcing function to drive savings / drive efficiencies.
  • Provide strong leadership to the procurement function

Experience & Skills

To ensure your success in this role, you will present with:

  • Experience leading and managing a procurement function within manufacturing, construction, FMCG industries.
  • Experience gained in greenfield environments
  • Experience managing spend portfolios upwards of $200m in direct categories including raw materials, packaging, ingredients
  • Strong negotiations and influencing skills
  • Experience gained from a multinational organisation would be ideal
  • Ideally experience gained leading small, diverse teams
  • Tertiary qualified in a relevant discipline

If this sounds like it's for you, then we would love you to push the 'Apply Now' button to forward your CV. You can also contact Christine Armadass on 03 8613 3513 for a confidential discussion. Thank you.