Procurement Specialist

Full-Time - Sydney - CBD

Date posted
25 July 2019
Applications close
22 August 2019
  • Motivated to make change? Empowered to achieve.
  • Work in a culture that encourages you to be your best
  • flexible working environment

Be empowered to deliver, use your procurement expertise in this newly created role. Work in an environment that supports you to be your best.

About Us

As one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, Rest plays a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians. Our people are committed to delivering real benefits for our customers and making a difference as their fund for life – from their first job to their last. As a profit-to-member fund, we put our members first.

At Rest we have a culture built around our values, customer focus, collaboration, courage, integrity and trust. We empower our people to make a difference to our customers and in their own life. We are proud to offer benefits including an open plan modern working environment, flexible working, health and wellbeing programs and tailored development plans to support you be the best you can be.

About the Job

A newly created role with opportunity to make a difference and showcase your expertise.

As the Procurement Specialist, you will have responsibility for supporting the development and implementation of the vendor sourcing and governance framework; that supports vendor selection, contract negotiation, vendor management, governance and oversight practices across Rest. Your role will be responsible for supporting the business in implementing and embedding the whole of life vendor management process, working closely with the Head of Strategic Procurement to manage  vendor performance and compliance across the portfolio.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the design and implementation of the strategic sourcing and procurement governance framework
  • Whole of life vendor management governance framework, including business case, procurement, vendor selection and management oversight accountabilities. 
  • Establishing a vendor management RACI and managing it’s application to all existing third-party arrangements across Rest.
  • Establish, maintain and review a Rest supplier database
  • Reviewing existing supplier contracts and SLAs into a single database, whilst identifying opportunities for 3rd party vendor efficiencies.
  • Developing online and face to face training on Rest outsourcing, procurement and vendor management practices and obligations
  • Partnering with the business to maintain and monitor Rest’s procurement governance framework, whilst facilitating the RFP and procurement processes and leading contract negotiation.
  • Support business awareness of material outsourcing obligations
  • Ensure compliance obligations and vendor management standards are met.

About You:

You are motivated to make a difference in a changing environment, knowing you can add value and make a significant contribution. You thrive on being empowered to act independently, yet knowing a team of highly regarded professionals are there to support and collaborate with.

You are adept at managing multiple projects sometimes with competing deadlines, with an appreciation for attention to detail and accuracy. Commercial acumen, quality stakeholder management and ability to communicate and negotiate is standard to you, bringing a depth of procurement and contract management expertise.

Required experience or understanding of:
  • Significant procurement and contract management subject matter expertise ideally within the financial services or related industry
  • Proven stakeholder engagement skills and an understanding of the regulatory and compliance obligations
  • Proven experience developing, implementing and managing vendor sourcing and governance frameworks.
  • Considerable stakeholder engagement experience.
  • Proven experience partnering with the business on contract negotiation and procurement activities including, but not limited to, business case development, RFP design, vendor selection, contract negotiation and execution.
  • Understanding of risk management and compliance frameworks
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a business-related field required

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.
If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and a covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role.

Please note only people with the right to work permanently in Australia will be considered. 

To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.

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