14 Nov 2022

Procurement Professionals – Australia Relocation Opportunities

McConnell Dowell
Sydney NSW, Australia

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About McConnell Dowell
McConnell Dowell is the Creative Construction company – we pride ourselves on being an Engineering-led industry leader.

Founded over 60 years ago, we are not just driving but reimagining the future of infrastructure progress in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and South East Asia.

About the role
McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust.) Pty Ltd are currently recruiting for experienced Procurement Managers to join our team located in Sydney, New South Wales.

If you’re looking to join a company that encourages our people to think outside the box, influence change through great ideas and continuous improvement, this role would be ideal for you.

As a Procurement Manager, you will also be accountable for the following:

  • Management, coordination and delivery of procurement activities
  • Lead the Procurement process, negotiate and recommend major project packages including initiating requests for quotations, evaluation and negotiation of contracts, the expediting of deliveries/services and negotiate/advise on rise and fall clauses for FX and commodities.
  • Lead, facilitate and coordinate the involvement of key stakeholders (Quality, Safety, Environment, Engineering, Planning, etc) on package sourcing decisions
  • Manage, coordinate and assist Project teams with procurement resources. This will include providing “hands on” support for project Procurement activities, i.e., taking responsibility for project packages and running the process.
  • Initiate and ongoing management and preparation of Procurement Plan’s and associated documents for all projects in the region.
  • Manage delivery of cost savings targets against project budgets for project procured items.
  • Facilitate access and utilisation of national and regional supply contracts on to project sites.
  • Report and represent Procurement in the region with Group Procurement.
  • Lead and/or participate as team member for supplier negotiations.
  • Preparation of supplier, subcontractor and consultant contract forms ensuring appropriate forms and commercial terms are duly incorporated and provide advice accordingly.
  • Establish and approve sources of materials both locally and overseas.
  • Manage and promote the Business Unit training of goods and services procurement and ensure the Business Unit’s training activities are planned to meet current and future organisation and employee needs.
  • Ensure the maintenance and continual improvement of procurement procedures.
  • Timely accounts processing.

About your capability, behaviours and experience:

  • Experience in local and international procurement with exposure to an engineering, construction, project or heavy manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, industry knowledge desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute large procurement programs from concept through implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply various approaches to demand estimation, category profiling, sourcing, supplier negotiations, benchmarking, supplier management and supplier development.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse procurement issues and provide solutions through appropriate problem-solving techniques.
  • Demonstrated communications and relationship management ability including customer service orientation towards internal customers and stakeholders.
  • Ability to think laterally and to effectively prioritise.
  • Competent in use of all relevant in-house systems and software.
  • Sound commercial acumen accompanied by proven negotiation and inter-relationship skills.
  • Clear and definitive written and verbal communication.
  • Hold valid work rights.

If you would like to work for a business that appreciates the unique capabilities and perspectives of each employee, and which values the safety and well-being of its people, please consider joining the McConnell Dowell Group.

McConnell Dowell is an equal opportunity employer as we value diversity within our company.
Please note all successful applicants must hold valid work rights for Australia and must pass satisfactory pre-employment checks such as medical, psychometric and drug and alcohol testing.

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