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Expressions of Interest - Senior Supplier Commercial Manager

Date: 13-Jan-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro is a multi-award winning organisation, and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance, allow team members to bring their best to work and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world-class railway service.

Your new role


We have an exciting opportunity whereby we are seeking expressions of interest.  We will also be considering applicants from the external market. Please note only suitable candidates will be contacted.


This newly created role is a key part of the Supplier Commercial Management team. The Senior Supplier Commercial Manager’s role is to manage a team to provide support to the Centre of Excellence Portfolio across the Metro Trains Melbourne supply chain base.

Functional Responsibilities


  • Provide guidance to the Contract Delivery Managers within their business unit and act as an escalation point. 
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance by the Contract Delivery Managers and Contract Managers with the Contract Management Framework and coordinating corrective actions with the supplier if required.
  • Ensure the agreed commercial outcome is achieved including the most cost-effective ways to comply with contractual obligations.
  • Supporting the business in designing robust controls to mitigate business risks and meeting compliance requirements from contract management and sourcing perspectives.
  • Support training and coaching on compliance and contract management in conjunction with Supplier Governance and Compliance team
  • Assist Procurement with the implementation and ongoing maintenance of Category Management strategies, and ensure that any proposed contract variations or extensions are communicated in a timely manner and incorporated into the overarching strategy.
  • Facilitate innovation opportunities from Metro’s suppliers’ base to support delivery of Metro’s strategic objectives.

Your skills and experience


  • Proven 5-7 years relevant experience in a senior management or team leader position in supplier negotiations and contract and commercial management.
  • Strong financial/ commercial acumen and be able to negotiate with suppliers for the optimal outcome.
  • Demonstrate effective influencing and negotiation skills in an environment where resources may not be in direct control.
  • Demonstrated understanding of legislation and ability to provide advice on commercial commitments
  • Proven ability to interpret and apply complex organisational frameworks and policies.
  • Strong stakeholder management and engagement abilities 

What’s in it for you?


  • An excellent opportunity to develop a brand new team
  • A unique opportunity to take the lead on how MTM manage commercial suppliers 
  • Generous remuneration, corresponding with your experience 
  • An exciting pipeline of work
  • Free MYKI to cover all Metropolitan Melbourne travel 

Please submit your interest by Friday 28th January 2022.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters.

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!


Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.