Sourcing Manager - Multiple Opportunities

Melbourne Permanent Work from Home or Hybrid
  • Multiple opportunities to drive Strategic Sourcing across Generalist & ICT Ca
  • Be a key driver in Melbourne Water's procurement transformation.

About Our Client

Michael Page are proud to be partnering with Melbourne Water; a leading water utility dedicated to enhancing life and liveability for Melbourne communities. They manage water resources, provide world-class sewerage services, and protect and enhance our waterways and bays for over 5 million customers across the greater Melbourne region. Their vision is to be a trusted and valued partner for a resilient and sustainable Melbourne. Melbourne Water is focused on 'the decade that matters' with a clear strategic direction and focus on building financial strength and strategic leverage across the procurement function.

Job Description

Reporting to the Procurement Manager - Sourcing Delivery, Melbourne Water are looking to appoint multiple Sourcing Managers to take ownership of spend across both generalist and ICT portfolios.
The Sourcing Managers are accountable for facilitating sourcing and procurement tender activities across multiple category portfolios. The role is responsible for developing, delivering, and managing the end-to-end sourcing process from when a sourcing need is identified and allocated in the Programme of Works, to contract execution.

  • Supporting and leading internal Business stakeholders with scoping requirements, and developing tender suites, evaluation criteria, and assessment outcomes for tender events.
  • Managing conflict of interest and 1st line Probity requirements amongst stakeholder groups across the life of the sourcing event.
  • Providing related Procurement Framework and Contract Management Framework guidance to cross-functional stakeholder groups where it relates to the sourcing activities.
  • Evaluating and researching the use and choice of prequalified suppliers, pre‐qualification criteria or processes for supplier appraisal in the sourcing process taking into account stakeholder requirements, CMP insights, and contract management inputs.
  • Analysing and advising on supplier's financial capability, liquidity, and compliance with internal policies, and WoVG regulatory frameworks.
  • Liaising with suppliers and other stakeholders and undertake proactive actions towards successful sourcing activity delivery.
  • Negotiating requirements with internal stakeholders and create best value for money outcomes and manageable risk outcomes achieved with suppliers acting within limits of authority.
  • Negotiating with suppliers and internal stakeholders to set and achieve desired sourcing outcomes.
  • Supporting monitoring processes and procedures adopted by internal and external stakeholders to ensure that ethical and responsible procurement and supply principles are upheld, and escalating to Procurement Manager, Sourcing Delivery suspected, or identified breaches.
  • Engaging stakeholders to devise specifications, KPIs and other instruments to encourage suppliers to prevent, detect and eradicate breaches of ethical standards (Social Procurement outcomes such as SOCI, Modern Slavery, Local Jobs First, Diversity & Inclusion, Gender equality, Tradition Owner engagement).
  • Provide guidance, and work with the Procurement & Tender Administrator in tender and documentation management and supplier engagement.

The Successful Applicant

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake end-to-end sourcing activities with cross-functional input.
  • Demonstrated communication skills across mid-to-senior stakeholders and vendor environments.
  • Category Management experience.
  • Strong understanding of contractual terms, and negotiating levers.
  • Excellent experience in tendering policy (RFx), procedures, and evaluation; contract administration, management, and negotiation.
  • Demonstrated time management skills.
  • Supply Chain and Logistics degree or equivalent.
  • CIPS qualification desirable.

What's on Offer

The team at Melbourne Water are collaborative, innovative and live true to their vision.
If successful you will receive;

  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the community and environment.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Supportive and inclusive workplace culture.
  • Professional development and growth opportunities.
  • Flexible work arrangements.

Andy Buykx-Smith
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Phone number
+(61) 451884739

Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Procurement Management
What is your industry?
Energy & Natural Resources
Job Type
Consultant name
Andy Buykx-Smith
Consultant phone
+(61) 451884739
Job Reference
Work from Home
Work from Home or Hybrid

Diversity & Inclusion at Michael Page

We don't just accept difference - we celebrate it. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this role and are committed to building inclusive, diverse workplaces where everyone can thrive. If you require any support or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know. PageGroup acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the land we operate on.