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Manager, Strategic Sourcing

AustralianSuper Melbourne, Australia
Posted 5 days ago Permanent Competitive
Manager, Strategic Sourcing
Job Description

At AustralianSuper, we truly care about our colleagues. We know work and life are intertwined. That's why we support the diverse needs of everyone and have policies that enable us all to thrive and be truly flexible. We ensure diversity is celebrated for the opportunity it provides us all to learn and grow, and deliver better outcomes for members.

Your new role

Strategic Sourcing is a key member of AustralianSuper's Procurement team, and is responsible for developing and implementing sourcing, contracting and supplier strategies to ensure the Fund procures goods, services and solutions to meet current and future demands; that we purchase from the right third parties, at the right price, quality and in a timely manner and appropriately manage our supply chain risks.

In this critical role, you will lead our sourcing strategy, delivering cost savings while maintaining the highest standards of quality and compliance.

What you'll be doing

• Developing and executing innovative sourcing strategies to achieve cost reduction goals.

• Managing and nurturing relationships with a diverse range of suppliers to ensure reliability and quality.

• Implementing risk mitigation strategies and ensuring all procurement activities comply with relevant regulations.

• Utilising data analytics to inform decision-making and optimize procurement processes.

• Being part of a high-performing team to foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation

What you'll need

• 10+ years' experience in a combination of commercial as well as management and/or strategy roles, with a proven track-record of success in leadership positions

• Category management experience e.g. Administration, Insurance Services, Technology, Consulting, Professional Services, Property & Facilities, Data & Information Services, Investments, Marketing, Human Resources

• Very good understanding of and experience in Source to Contract (S2C), Procure to Pay (P2P), Third Party Management (TPM) / Vendor Management / Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Modern Slavery, CPS234, SPS231 and other key Prudential Standards

• Excellent experience in engaging with senior stakeholders and influencing commercial decisions

• Excellent experience in contractual negotiations resulting in demonstrable benefits

• Excellent experience providing confident, rigorous and informed commercial and procurement advice and

• expertise in order to optimise outcomes

• Experience with P&Ls, financial models, budgets and BI tools

• Successful management of complex projects and to manage competing deadlines within tight timeframes

Life at AustralianSuper

AustralianSuper is committed to colleague development, and we support our people with ongoing learning, coaching and training, as well as career opportunities across our expanding global organisation. We offer generous leave entitlements and promote a blended working environment in which all roles can flex, and we're happy to discuss what this looks like for you.

We are committed to supporting our diverse workforce in a way that is inclusive and embraces diversity in all its forms. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process or the role, please let our recruitment team know.

What's next

Apply now, if you share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes and would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results.

Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status is required.

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Job ID  300000259924096
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