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Manager Procurement Operations

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Job Ref:  DFE7A
Employer:  Sydney Water
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Sydney NSW, Australia (Show on map)
  • Help Sydney Water to shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney
  • Develop and manage a high performing Procurement Operations team
  • Parramatta head office location

About us

At Sydney Water, we’re proud to service our communities with some of the best water & wastewater services in the world. We ensure over five million customers have access to safe, high quality drinking water and can enjoy healthy rivers and clean beaches. We’re focused on the future, and work with stakeholders, regulators and the community to make smart business decisions that our customers value. We keep greater Sydney liveable, prosperous & thriving for the future.

Our Finance Services Group is creating a capability uplift both within our Procurement team and across the wider organisation. We seek to increase our ability to deliver standardised and simplified process, leverage the wealth of knowledge and expertise from across the organisation, use deep insights to drive informed decisions and provide expertise in process improvement for various business areas, to create business value.

About the role

As the Manager of Procurement Operations, you will partner with the business to lead and direct the provision of procurement services, including procurement planning, operational sourcing, contract and risk management activities, to ensure the organisation attains the best value in the goods and services required to achieve its goals.

Reporting into the CPO / Head of Supply Chain and Property whilst managing a team of 10 direct and indirect reports, you will be the client relationship lead for key strategic business relationships, and manage internal and external suppliers with their procurement needs.

Within this leadership focused position, you will:

  • Lead a high performing Procurement Operations team to deliver value through procurement services to dedicated set of internal business units.
  • Ensure close alignment of Procurement Operations sourcing and business activities.
  • Provide expert advice to key business stakeholders on all aspects of procurement and provide strategic insights.
  • Collaborate with business teams to identify opportunities to expand scope and value of services.
  • Identify and manage commercial, contractual, operational, financial, reputational, ethical and supply chain risks to minimise negative impacts on organisational objectives while encouraging opportunity for innovation.

As a successful applicant, you will have

  • Relevant degree qualification (e.g. Engineering, Business, Supply Chain) or experience deemed equivalent.
  • Professional Procurement qualification (e.g. MCIPS) and Supply Chain qualification (e.g. APICS, MCILT).
  • Experience working in category management and/or procurement operations in a large complex organisation preferably in a similar organisation or industry sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in partnering with the business to develop effective procurement strategies, lead commercial negotiations and manage contracts across the lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the supplier evaluation and selection process and manage the process for high value/high risk projects.
  • Experience managing direct and indirect teams within a matrix environment.

 Please refer to the Position Description attached for further details

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table.

You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

As part of the application process, Sydney Water will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role. We will also use your personal information to establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community. We look at our Talent Community first when new opportunities come up when you apply for a role. Your personal information will be collected in accordance with LiveHire’s TermsPrivacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement – Job Application


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