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Procurement Officer

Job No: 108499
Location: Matraville

  • Fantastic opportunity for a procurement professional
  • Join this global organisation with ongoing opportunities for development
  • Attractive base salary + super & on-site parking

About Knauf Australia

Knauf is a multinational supplier of plasterboard, metal and associated products. Symbolic with quality and innovation, Knauf, is a 90-year-old German manufacturing company with over 26,000 people worldwide and a massive global footprint across 60 countries and over 150 manufacturing sites. Knauf entered the Australian marketplace in 2010 and have since expanded across both the Australian and Asia Pacific markets.

Knauf has plasterboard and compounds manufacturing facilities in Matraville (New South Wales) Bundaberg (Queensland) and Altona (Victoria) and metal profile lines in Beenleigh (Queensland). With over 280 employees and a national distribution PlastaMasta network, Knauf is a major supplier to the lightweight construction industry and a one-stop-shop for a complete wall framing solution.

About the Opportunity

Knauf Australia now has an opportunity for a full-time Procurement Officer to join their team in Matraville, Sydney.

Reporting to the National Procurement Manager, you will be primarily responsible for undertaking duties related to the sourcing of new goods and services, as well as the category management of existing goods and services, for the Australian business.

Some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Supporting the day-to-day procurement activities in reporting, systems, process and data integrity;
  • Managing a portfolio of indirect categories;
  • Analysing data to identify areas of opportunity, and driving new sourcing opportunities;
  • Preparing and evaluating tenders; and
  • Negotiating favourable price and contract terms, with a focus on cost reduction.

About You

The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of the procurement cycle, including strategy, sourcing, and contract and supplier management. Strong commercial acumen, analytical skills, and intermediate to advanced Excel competency will be required. 

Knauf Australia is looking for someone with a continuous improvement mentality and focus on exceptional service delivery. Strong stakeholder engagement skills will be crucial, ensuring your ability to build relationships with both internal and external parties. A confident and articulate communicator, you will possess negotiation skills and the ability to partake in effective contract discussions.

In addition, the ability to work both autonomously as well as part of a collaborative team will be key to your success. High attention to detail, particularly in relation to data analysis and presentation work, will also be imperative.

Although not essential, familiarity with SAP will be highly regarded.

About the Benefits

Knauf is made up of a diverse mix of talented people working together to attain a shared goal. Their employees are skilled, experienced and have a strong desire to succeed, all sharing the same energy and entrepreneurial spirit.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive base salary plus super. You will also have access to a laptop, phone and free onsite parking.

Additionally, you'll benefit from being part of a global organisation that can provide opportunities for on-going training and career development, that you may not have within other organisations. With a significant global procurement team, there may also be opportunity to develop across different business locations.

Knauf Australia maintains a conscious focus on their people, conducting regular engagement studies that are used to continuously improve employee engagement and experience. Here you won't feel like just another number - every single role plays a part in making the business a success, and you'll be recognised for your contribution.

If you're a procurement professional looking to take on your next exciting career challenge - Apply Now!

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