chief procurement officer in Inner West Sydney

Inner West Sydney, New South Wales
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job description

Our client is a global utilities based company seeking an experienced Chief Procurement Officer to drive and lead the group’s centralisation of procurement operations in Australia. The addressable spend will be $650 million nationally, over 35 categories across 50 plus locations. Great opportunity to join a global brand and develop the centralisation of procurement for the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen procurement function and organisation
  • Develop and implement procurement governance and policy frameworks
  • Manage and develop procurement team headcount and progression
  • Manage and implement procurement tools and ensure training has been adhered too
  • Establish and roll out risk, compliance and KPI dashboards
  • Strengthen and progress category strategy and supplier relationships
  • Advance the global procurement objectives within the Australian business units through innovation, supplier partnerships, supplier performance, cost matrix’s on spend to implement strategy
  • Collaborate and implement global category strategies, information systems and procurement tools to suppliers, procurement team and business units
  • Develop greater procurement relationships, annual procurement plans, costing models and objectives with internal teams to progress competitive advantage for the company

Candidate Criteria:

  • At least 10 years experience in a CPO or head of procurement or portfolio management role
  • Experience in procurement centralisation and organisational implementation
  • Experience in procurement transformation projects and strategy
  • Experience in team development
  • Strong stakeholder management and relationships to promote procurement strategy
  • Ability to coordinate the implementation of group strategies and taking ownership of the process with the global head office
  • Excellent communication skills and presentation

How to apply:

If you are interested in the role, please press APPLY NOW or please email Senal Jayawickrema at

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