Senior Procurement Officer

Mar 11

The Senior Procurement Officer is responsible for overseeing the procurement process within the organisation, ensuring that goods and services are acquired efficiently, cost-effectively, and in compliance with company policies and regulations. This role involves strategic planning, supplier management, contract negotiation, and collaboration with various departments to meet the organisation’s procurement needs.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

• Develop and implement procurement strategies and an organisational framework aligned with organisational goals and objectives.

• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to understand procurement needs, forecast demand, and develop sourcing plans.

• Monitor market trends, evaluate supplier capabilities, and assess risks to inform procurement decisions and mitigate potential disruptions.

• Develop and implement an appropriate procurement policy, with fit-for-purpose implementation and roll-out.

• Streamline and develop listing of approved suppliers and where necessary, identify new suppliers

• Conduct vendor evaluations, credit limit revisions, and negotiate contracts to secure favorable terms and pricing to unlock an ‘efficiency dividend’.

• Manage supplier relationships, including performance evaluations, addressing issues, and fostering partnerships for long-term success.

• Oversee compliance of the procurement process from requisition to delivery, ensuring timely and efficient execution.

• Maintain accurate procurement records, track expenses, and analyze spending patterns to identify cost-saving opportunities.

• Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical standards in procurement practices, including adherence to procurement policies and procedures.

• Lead cross-functional teams for special projects, process improvements, and initiatives aimed at enhancing procurement efficiency and effectiveness.

• Stay abreast of industry best practices, emerging technologies, and innovations in procurement to drive continuous improvement and optimisation.

• Manage and report on the motor vehicle fleet in conjunction with external fleet provider, ensuring existing fleet is adequately maintained, fleet replacement is effectively and efficiently planned and coordinated, and fleet management system are kept accurate and up-to-date.

• Administer vehicle corporate branding, fuel cards, traffic infringements, and servicing.

• In conjunction with operations, track and coordinate other fleet (trailers, jet skis) with regards to ordering, registration and renewal, asset tracking, maintenance, and fuel card management.

Experience

• Diploma or bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain management, or related field;

• Proven experience in procurement, sourcing, or supply chain management, with a minimum of 10 years in a senior lead role.

• Strong organisation and negotiation skills and ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.

• Proficiency in procurement software and tools, along with advanced Excel skills for data analysis and reporting.

• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

• Sound understanding of procurement principles, contract management, and risk assessment.

• Ability to work in a multi-location. fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, and adapt to changing priorities.

Benefits at SLSQ:

  • Access to salary packaging.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Work from home opportunities.

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For more information, please contact:

SLSQ HR Team

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