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General information

Name
Senior Procurement Specialist (Technology & IT Services)
Site / Location
Melbourne Support Office
Ref #
12360151
Entity
Australia Post
Opening Date
31-May-2024
Suburb
Melbourne
Work Type
Permanent Full Time

Description & Requirements

Partnering with our business partners and third-party suppliers to provide cost-effective, high-quality, and reliable sourcing solutions.  


Help us deliver like never before 

Australia Post is delivering like never before. From the vehicles that we drive to the small businesses that make our communities thrive. We’re delivering for the environment, for our communities, for our customers, and for our people. We’re moving forward and we want you to come along for the ride.  


About the opportunity  

Reporting to the ‘Strategic Procurement Manager’, your role is to work as part of the procurement team in partnership with the relevant business units, and third-party suppliers to provide cost-effective, high-quality, and reliable sourcing solutions.  The solutions must meet Australia Post’s national requirement for technology, assets, goods, and services as well as Australia Post customer’s commercial needs and expectations. Previous experience across the technology, services, telecommunications category is preferred.


You’ll also   

  • Negotiate contractual agreements with suppliers to ensure that service, quality, added value, total cost, security of supply, and the deployment of the supplier’s capabilities in innovation are secured
  • Reduce and maintain a low-cost base across the entire business through the management of strategically planned contract negotiations, supplier management, demand management activities, and supply chain initiatives
  • High level of stakeholder engagement at all levels and senior business stakeholders across the business
  • Interact and work closely with the Procurement & Business Unit teams to influence and drive the right outcomes. 
  • Drive Supplier Relationship Management, Sustainable and Social Procurement
  • Develop and maintain relationships with strategic and major suppliers, develop sourcing strategies and strategic supplier management plans


About you  

  • Experienced procurement professional with exposure to sourcing practices and processes
  • Sound commercial knowledge and understanding, including an understanding of national/global providers, contract law, probity practices, and procedures
  • Proven experience in supplier relationship management within a large organisation across several categories.
  • Experience in managing and working with multiple senior stakeholders


What are we looking for?

  • Sound understanding of technology category/portfolio management, and technology supplier management.
  • Experienced procurement professional with exposure to sourcing practices and procedures
  • Sound commercial knowledge and understanding, including an understanding of national/global providers, contract law, probity practices, and procedures
  • Proven experience in supplier relationship management within a large organisation across IT software, network and infrastructure services, and IT consulting categories
  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships as a trusted advisor and working with multiple senior stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to present to senior stakeholders
  • Experience with Ariba Source to Contract is highly desirable


How we’ll deliver for you

  • Join one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse workforces in Australia, where we’re all ages, genders and come from all walks of life
  • We deliver on our values of Trust, Inclusivity, Empowerment and Safety every day. They’re the TIES that bind our team together
  • Immerse yourself in the AP Way – where every single team member partakes in a learning module to help understand the vital role we play in delivering on our strategy and purpose


We’re delivering together 

At Australia Post, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live and gather as employees. 


We believe our business should reflect the diverse communities we operate in and are proud to be an inclusive workplace for people from all walks of life. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People with Disability, LGBTQIA+ and Refugees. We are one of the largest organisations in Australia to successfully achieve Disability Confident Recruiter status. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process and workplace for those living with a disability and are committed to reviewing and removing bias in our processes to create a gender-equitable recruitment experience and workplace.  If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact our Diversity & Inclusion team on inclusivecareers@auspost.com.au 


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