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Project Manager – 6 month contract – Procurement focus

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on .

Location: Melbourne

Salary description: $140-150k incl super

  • $150-200k AUD Equivalent
  • Contract or Temporary
  • 3 to 7 years of experience

My client, a leading global financial services firm is seeking a a strong, pro-active and dynamic Project Manager from a financial services industry background and ideally with Procurement experience to manage the set up of a new procurement function covering Australia and NZ, establishing governance frameworks, as well as procedures and policies.

This position is an initial 6 month contract with a likely extension and potential to go permanent.

The successful candidate for this role will be involved in the set up, strategy development and management of the procurement process.

The ability to manage a roll out of a process and stakeholder engagement / management are the key skills

Working closely with the relevant sourcing departments, the Procurement Manager is responsible for the full procurement process, except for Real Estate, from definition of needs and identification of potential suppliers, through to selection of suppliers, negotiation of terms and contracts, management of supplier risk, supplier relationship and optimization of external spend.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and manage the Procurement Function and formal governance framework, covering all entities across Australia and New Zealand, ensuring local adherence to Group / Regional Procurement policies and procedures
  • Coordinate procurement of external services and goods (except Real Estate) within Australia and New Zealand and to develop and manage local supplier relationships with the aim of constantly improving service quality vs. cost levels at acceptable level of risk.
  • Support the implementation of Global / Regional agreements within the Territory
  • Ensure local awareness of and compliance to the conditions of agreements
  • Develop category strategy, build strong savings pipeline and implement such strategy
  • Ensure the Bank’s procedures are followed in negotiating and awarding procurement contracts

Experience and Qualifications required:

  • Candidates must possess tertiary qualification, project management experience with some Procurement experience (hands-on sourcing and contract management), majority of which should have been gained within the financial industry environment
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Ideally experience setting up a new procurement function.
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