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Group Procurement Manager

22 August 2018

Group Procurement Manager

AKD Softwoods is a successful and integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products. Employing over 600+ people, AKD Softwoods is recognised for being a progressive company, employing the latest technologies.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an astute, self-motivated person to join our team in the newly created position of Group Procurement Manager, proving commercial support to the expanding AKD Group.

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, the role has been developed to lead key strategic procurement activities for the group. The role will work closely with site management at all sites and will have regular exposure to the group Executive Team.

This full-time position is based at our Colac Head Office.

The Group Procurement Manager will be responsible for tasks including:

  • Leading the procurement process for strategic goods & services
  • Conducting competitive tender processes where appropriate
  • Negotiating national supply agreements where deemed appropriate
  • Negotiation and contract development for supply agreements
  • Working with site-based purchasing staff to ensure site requirements are met
  • Ensuring purchasing processes are effective and efficient

In order to be considered for this role you will:

  • Be a driven self starter, who is commercially astute
  • Relate well to, and engage with, a variety of stakeholders.
  • Have experience in a processing or manufacturing environment (advantageous)
  • Have experience in operations or supply chain management
  • Experience with Health & Safety systems and requirements (advantageous)
  • Be suitably tertiary qualified
  • Communicate effectively across the entire organisation is a prerequisite 

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and organisational fit. If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email or post your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘PM0818’ to the below addresses.

Applications Close 31st August 2018. Immediate start available.

Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, may be required.

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