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Lead Purchasing

Inland Rail - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Transport / Logistics / Drivers
  • Purchasing
  • Brisbane
  • Permanent / Full Time

19/1/2021
  • Based in Brisbane, QLD
  • Mega Project Exposure - Iconic Inland Rail
  • Permanent Position

The Inland Rail Program is a once-in-a-generation Program of infrastructure works which will, when completed, connect regional Australia to domestic and international markets, transforming the way freight is transported around the country. It will complete the ‘spine’ of the national freight network with a new 1,710-kilometre freight line linking Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

The Program includes the upgrading of existing standard gauge track, the enhancement of existing standard gauge track to cater for double stacking and the construction of new standard gauge links comprising of: viaducts, tunnels, rail track, crossings and bridges. More information relating to the project can be found here: http://inlandrail.artc.com.au.

About The Position

Inland Rail are currently seeking an experienced Purchasing Lead to provide management, co-ordination, support and guidance for all purchasing activities in accordance with all Inland Rail Commercial Management Plans, processes, procedures and systems. The role is the critical interface between the broader Inland Rail business and the purchasing team and requires the ability to build rapport with stakeholders at all levels within the business. The Purchasing Lead will be the go-to person for advice and guidance on how to action purchasing activities within Inland Rail. This will include developing and delivering both individual and group purchasing awareness training sessions.
Responsibilities include but will not be limited to:-
  • Mentor and empower the team of Buyers by providing support, guidance, performance management and staff development.
  • Provide ongoing training, learning and development and performance improvement with the team of Buyers.
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders, specifically Inland Rail Program and Projects Finance, Accounts Payable and Project Accountants managing the commercial elements of the Purchasing process.
  • Proactively engage, communicate and provide Purchasing and Commercial Administrative guidance to Inland Rail stakeholders/users including but not limited to Project Delivery Teams and Program Functional and Business Requirements teams and Budget Owners.
  • Provide ongoing input and support to the continual improvement of the Inland Rail Purchasing and Commercial Administration processes, systems, tools and procedures.


About You

To ensure your success in this position, you will be able to demonstrate:-
  • Tertiary qualifications in commercial, business or a relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 5-10 years proven experience in a similar role within Purchasing or Contract Management.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including presentations and the delivery of training programs.
  • Sound understanding of Commercial Administration and Purchase to Pay within major projects.
  • Strong commercial acumen and understanding of commercial issues when dealing with Contractors, Suppliers, Third Parties, Service Providers, Tenderers and Proponents.
  • Significant experience with purchasing, contracts, accounts payable and finance systems in a good understanding and knowledge of the process, systems and workflows.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead, develop, empower and support an efficient and effective team


If this position is of interest, please click 'Apply Now' by COB . Please note that applications may be considered and progressed prior to the closing date.

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Manufacturing & Industrial




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