Senior Purchasing Manager

Pit N Portal

Posted on:  5th Feb 2024

Due to some exciting business growth, we are seeking a Senior Purchasing Manager to join our friendly team in Osborne Park.

What you will do

In this role, you will be responsible for leading a team of both centralised and remote purchasing officers and support staff to deliver timely and efficient purchasing of equipment, materials, supplies, and services across multiple business units. The position is expected to demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of all aspects of the procure to pay process, as well as optimise process efficiency using continuous improvement methodologies and tools.

  • Drive performance, culture and align with the company strategy and governance standards.
  • Adherence to Strategic Procurement process, including key sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management and performance measurements.
  • Develop and improve team performance across the function to ensure optimal performance at lowest transactional cost.
  • Optimise workload distribution, and priorities of the team by monitoring workload and assignment of the appropriate tasks to the right skillsets.
  • Contribute to the management of the supplier base through administration of the supplier on boarding process as well as active review of the supplier list to maintain cost targets and efficiency.
  • Monitor, analyse and manage performance against agreed benchmarks utilising agreed KPI’s and reporting mechanisms. Advise management on any potential issues and recommend remedial actions or solutions.
  • Develop and recommend systems, process, flow chart improvements to increase compliance, contractor efficiency and cost effectiveness across all sites.
  • Lead and manage the gathering of market intelligence and identification of new suppliers.
  • Ensure key meetings and work procedures are properly documented and institutionalised.
  • Conduct audits of potential and current suppliers to guarantee an optimum supplier base.
  • Promote the image of Emeco Group businesses with the vendor base.
  • Resolve complaints and queries.
  • Foster trust relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure maximum business penetration of procurement initiatives.
  • Collaborate with operations and planning regularly on demand, and bottlenecks.
  • Process new contracts and monitor contract renewals to ensure adequate time for appropriate renewal action.

How you will be rewarded

  • Permanent opportunity
  • Friendly team passionate about what we do
  • Competitive remuneration including access to a range of lifestyle, retail and entertainment discounts and benefits

What you will bring

  • Significant experience in purchasing, procurement, or contracts administration, preferably within an industrial services multi-site organisation
  • Experience and knowledge of mining equipment industry.
  • Possess excellent planning and organisation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong time management skills and ability to plan and forecast.
  • Can identify and facilitate effective high-level customer and stakeholder relationships.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Energetic and has a "can do" attitude.
  • Concern for high standards of consistency and integrity in procurement practices.Shows a strong commitment to the safety values within the Emeco OHS policy.

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Emeco is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer - we encourage applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to apply.

Emeco was founded in 1972 and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EHL). We have operations in all key mining regions of Australia and our customers include mining companies and contractors across coal, gold, copper, bauxite and iron ore. Emeco also owns new model ancillary heavy earthmoving equipment rental company, Matilda Equipment.

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