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Senior Procurement Specialist/senior Buyer


Any Industry
Source: uWorkin


Queensland Rail is looking for a highly organised individual with outstanding communication skills to join its fast-paced, dynamic procurement team on a permanent basis.

In this role you procure goods and services of significant value in line with relevant legislation and policy requirements to achieve commercial outcomes and contribute to continuous improvement.

Stakeholder management is critical in this role and the successful applicant will need to have strong communication skills along with the ability to investigate, collate, analyse and present data into meaningful reports for tender evaluations. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Procure relevant goods and services of significant value for portfolio customer in line with relevant legislation and policy requirements to achieve commercial outcomes.
  • Manage day-to-day procurement process activities, including purchasing and payment and maintaining business records, to facilitate the procurement of goods and services.
  • Negotiate prices, contract terms and conditions, and key performance indicators for major goods and services with suppliers to ensure best value is achieved.
  • Review spend analysis, supply sources and supplier information and make recommendations for supplier development or substitution or to improve the value and effectiveness of supplier interactions.
  • Conduct contract reviews to ensure their efficiency and effectiveness and ensure goods and services meet quality requirements as specified in relevant contracts.
  • Develop and sustain productive relationships with portfolio customers and external suppliers to understand and plan for needs and anticipate future requirements.
  • Develop complex procurement strategies for the relevant portfolio area.

To be considered for this role you will need:

  • High level of skill in procurement of goods and services of significant value providing a commercial and customer focused service to relevant portfolio areas within the business.
  • High level of skill in managing tender processes, contract negotiations and contract reviews.
  • Substantial level of interpersonal, relationship building and negotiation skills that build and sustain productive relationships and partnerships.
  • Substantial level of skill in conducting contract reviews to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Substantial level of skill in contributing to improving the effectiveness of the procurement process for the relevant portfolio area.
  • Substantial level of skill in planning and implementing strategic and innovative procurement solutions.

The candidate we are looking for has demonstrated experience in a similar role who can adapt to the rail environment. Your ability to embrace change and show resilience in a changing environment will ensure your success in this role. 

Position Description

Starting salary: $110,328 + superannuation

In addition to a generous superannuation scheme, Queensland Rail also offers free train travel to and from work on duty days and a healthy work/ life balance.

If this position interests you and you feel you have the knowledge and experience please apply to Senior Buyer (630) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button. Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 11:59pm Sunday 18 April 2021


Queensland Rail employees must apply for vacancies via the People Connect solution and not via the external Queensland Rail career site or Seek using one of the following options: 

1. While at home or on the go at anytime, anywhere using the People Connect Solution on a personal device not connected to the Queensland Rail IT network or LAN. Please note you will need to set up Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) on your account profile. There are two options to do this: 

  • Install the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone. 
  • If your phone does not support the app, or you do not wish to use an app, you can authenticate by either an automated phone call or a 6-digit verification code received via a text message

2. While at work signed via the People Connect solution (Single Sign On) using a Queensland Rail corporate device connected to the Queensland Rail IT network or LAN. 

External applicants applying for roles within Queensland Rail will be subject to Alcohol and Other Drugs pre-employment testing. The recruitment and selection process for this position might require shortlisted applicants to undertake psychometric assessment, pre-employment health assessment and background checks that might also include criminal history and credit checks.

Queensland Rail embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We have built the foundation for diversity in the areas of gender balance, First Nations Peoples, Youth, Disability and Multiculturalism. We continue to establish and integrate key programs such as QRWomen, Graduate and Apprentice Programs, Work and Welcome, Returned to Work processes, Employee Assistance Program, as well as Queensland Rail First Nations and LGBTIQ+ Staff Reference Groups.

To learn more about this Queensland Rail career opportunity please contact Kristy Jordan with your specific enquiry on 1800 115 000 or email qrcareers@qr.com.au. Please do not email your application. We can only accept applications received via our website.