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Senior Strategic Sourcing Associate

  • Excellent opportunity with Tier 1 Bank in Melbourne
  • 6 Months Contract with view to extend
  • Rate on offer $800/day (Incl super)
  • Experience Required: Procurement manager or category manager

Job Description:

  • Research, develop and implement strategic and operational sourcing policies and procedures for the specific Category of responsibility. Lead specific sourcing projects as identified and contributes to overall functional policy debate.
  • Lead or contribute to complex and sensitive supplier negotiations, Support Major Negotiation, contract discussions, tender evaluations etc and provide support to reporting professionals undertaking negotiations at lower levels.
  • Produce significant financial and operational benefits and cost reduction for the organisation and enhance the professionalism of external supplier management, reporting to Head of Function on success of initiatives developed.
  • Provide specialist technical input into relevant discussions/design issues relating to the Technology Category.
  • Ensure the delivery of added value guidance and advisory services is provided to internal customer areas in relation to the purchase of external supplies or services.
  • Ensure the provision of effective supplier management and commodity management processes and operational working practices for own
  • Support Technology Software Category allowing the Group to standardise sourcing specifications/ benefit from economies of scale.
  • Maintain an understanding of external best practice and new developments within the sourcing field.
  • Engender and model the culture of continuous sourcing service improvements for customers.
  • Provide professional and ethical behaviour in your actions by ensuring compliance with external legislation, bank standards and internal operating policies and procedures relevant to the position.
  • To conform with all internal operating policies and procedures relevant to the position.


  • Minimum of 3+ years specifically as a procurement manager or category manager

Qualification Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications preferred
  • Any accreditation or certificates relevant to procurement
  • Memberships to industry organisations


  • Ensure that all procurement arrangements comply with group policy with regards to onboarding and vendor selection
  • Identify and implement opportunities for procurement savings
  • Monitor vendor performance
  • Uplift procurement documentation and governance

Key Stakeholder:

  • Head, Strategic Sourcing -Agreeing business unit strategy, performance targets and the provision of regular reporting information
  • Procurement direction, to influence re sourcing policies
  • Senior Level Business Unit Managers (frequent) – for identification of sourcing issues, advice, guidance, support
  • Managers/Advisers Strategic Sourcing (frequent) – support, guidance, progress review, mentoring, information

Performance Indicators:

  • Compliance with group policy through self-measurement and audit
  • Procurement related cost savings
  • Number of incidents or issues related to contracts
  • Management of Risks, incidents, and events
  • Stakeholder feedback on ‘quality’…

How to apply:
Please apply using the link below or call Nick on 0480 081 934 for further details. Applications closes based on the volume of applications received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Adaps is an equal opportunity employer that actively embraces diversity in its workforce through accurate community representation of gender, culture; thought and work arrangements.