Strategic Sourcing Manager

Melbourne Permanent AU$130,000 - AU$150,000
  • Competitive salary package and benefits
  • Close-knit and high-performing Procurement department

About Our Client

Michael Page has exclusively partnered with one of our longest running clients, a leading Victorian Education Provider. We are seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager that is responsible for sourcing and developing external supply partners to deliver strategic and commercially effective solutions across a wide variety of categories; including IT, Facilities and Construction. In this role, you'll work in a close-knit and high-performing team to review sourcing and procurement options across the Education Provider based on an expenditure on goods and services of $500 million.

Job Description

  • Engage with Portfolio/College stakeholders and leadership on project status and solicit support to remove barriers to progress
  • Liaise with Category/Vendor Managers to gain an understanding of how each sourcing event fits into the broader category/vendor strategy
  • Define sourcing strategies to maximise leverage opportunities through creative and/or joint/co-operative or service solutions
  • Develop comprehensive RFI/RFQ/RFT/RFP documents, including non-price elements such as capability questionnaires, different rebate structures and key T&Cs options to better understand how value can be delivered
  • Manage tender processes including working with suppliers to clarify requirements and process
  • Lead development of contracts with appropriate level of legal protection (with legal support) and the most advantageous commercial terms
  • Develop transition and change management plans in partnership with Category/Vendor Managers and support the implementation and transition
  • Contribute to the identification and implementation of continuous process improvement initiatives within agreed scope and timeframes

The Successful Applicant

  • Proven strategic sourcing experience (structured and fact-based) in a commercial, government or other large organisational settings
  • Demonstrated the capability to successfully develop/execute sourcing strategies, tender processes, supplier evaluations and negotiation strategies to deliver significant value
  • Strong contract development experience
  • Advanced stakeholder management, influencing skills and written and verbal communication skills
  • Clear understanding of sustainable procurement principles and their application through techniques such as life cycle costing and assessment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Category/Vendor Managers/Procurement Analysts to ensure that sourcing events align to and compliment category strategies/plans
  • Strong contract development experience and understanding of commercial implication of key legal clauses

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary package and benefits
  • Close-knit and high-performing Procurement department
Ollie Iedema
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Phone number
+61 431 981 329

Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Procurement Management
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Ollie Iedema
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+61 431 981 329
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About Michael Page

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