Person, Plant, Produce, Food, Vegetable, Lunch, Meal, Bean

Senior Procurement Manager

  • 599855
  • All of Australia
  • North Sydney
  • Sydney CBD
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Other
  • Full Time
  • Permanent role based in McMahons Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Great team environment at this global organisation
  • Experience with a fantastic procurement function.

Compass Group is the global market leader in providing food and beverage to customers in a range of food service environments. We operate in over 50 countries, employ over 600,000 people, and are a recognised top 10 employer worldwide.

We are currently recruiting a Senior Procurement Manager to join our Foodbuy team, based at our corporate offices in Sydney. You will be responsible for the ongoing success of some of our key indirect and non-food supplier partners and manufacturers, as well driving key category plans across Australia. You will need the capacity to operate independently with initiative and self-direction. In this role, you will report to the Head of Procurement and work with a tightly knit team. You will have worked in a procurement role and have a mature understanding of category management, supplier relationship & performance management, eProcurement platforms and long-term planning capability.

Key Duties

  • Take responsibility for a small buying team overseeing significant value in major indirect & non-food categories within Foodbuy, part of Compass Group Australia.
  • Manage mature relationships across our core partners as well as oversee our route-to-market solutions, their governance and ongoing efficiencies work.
  • Plan and deliver key sourcing events through our procurement framework, overseeing online auctions, collaborative sourcing, multi-event negotiations, etc.
  • Performing opportunity analysis to identify projects that will deliver significant hard and soft savings and value improvement
  • Ensure new suppliers and manufacturers are set up in line with company and supply chain policy and have appropriate third-party accreditation and insurances.
  • Identifying and determining detailed costs associated with the Products purchased.
  • Build sourcing strategies that enable compass to optimise its buying power across relevant markets and deliver a range of products which are negotiated to the lowest net level to maximise business profitability and customer satisfaction
  • Conduct industry analysis to support business stakeholders with commercial understanding of the market place & provide proactive insight to long term potential sourcing strategies.
  • Development of category plans and strategies as well as oversight of sourcing events and ensuring that compliance levels remain high.
  • Monitoring supplier and distributor performance and ensuring QBR & governance scheduling is adequately managed, followed up and delivered
  • Execute extensions, variations and terminations of legal instruments in line with Company policy

 The Person

  • Tertiary education is highly desirable, with a Procurement & Supply Chain focus or a Business or Commerce related degree
  • CIPS, IFPSM or AAPCM qualification or equivalent with experience in food, food-distribution, FMCG sourcing, or non-food & services is desirable
  • Excellent Microsoft skills including; Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Experience in a centralised procurement/commercial environment providing services to a broad customer base
  • A strong negotiator and proven procurement professional who can manage supplier relationships at varying levels including supplier executives.
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills which is instrumental to maintaining positive relationships with business stakeholders. Articulate presenter with the ability to summarise key projects succinctly and accurately.
  • Experience in large organisations with complex operating environments
  • Strong procurement knowledge gained through relevant experience
  • Ability to prioritise multiple demands and analyse situations to problem solve effectively

Why work at Compass Group?

You will have the support, infrastructure, systems and processes that you would expect from a global organisational. To be recognised as an employer of choice we offer an attractive benefits program including a competitive salary and incentive scheme, recognition programs and company discounts. If you're looking for a career where you set the standard for personal advancement, then Compass Group is for you. Working together, we will continue to experience success as the industry's best.


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