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Sourcing Specialist

Date: 17-Jun-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.


Position Purpose Statement


We have an exciting opportunity for a Sourcing Specialist to join our Procurement and Supply Chain team. This is a newly formed role, expanding the team to support Metro’s Technology requirements.


In this role you will be responsible for the development, deployment, and management of sourcing strategies for the Technology category to deliver sustained value and competitive advantage to Metro Trains Melbourne. Reporting to the Sourcing and Category Manager, you will work in a dynamic and supportive team environment that values unique and diverse thinking and promotes career development to help you achieve your aspirations.


In this role you will also gain experience in the Category Management space, supporting the development of Category Strategies across Technology hardware, software, and professional services. There are also opportunities for advancement with defined Career pathways within the Procurement and Supply Chain function.


About the Role


As the Sourcing Specialist, you will:


  • Provide a central point of sourcing and category spend expertise and knowledge for users across Metro Trains
  • Lead the development of procurement strategies to manage goods/services consistent with overall company sourcing goals and strategies
  • Establish business requirements/specifications and identify supplier base with input from internal customers
  • Work with senior business leaders to develop sourcing and category strategies for key spend areas
  • Develop and lead sourcing events from strategy to contract execution
  • Constantly monitor the supplier market and identify opportunities resulting from new product offerings and/or market shifts
  • Work with the Sourcing & Category Manager to perform detailed spend and market analysis to inform strategic category strategies and contract planning
  • Plan and agree procurement strategies with the business units ahead of contract expiry
  • Perform detailed spend data, market and business analysis and make recommendations on business process improvement


 What's in it for You?


  • Metro supports work/life balance and understands that there is more to life than work. We provide opportunities to work from home as agreed with your line manager aligned with achieving required business outcomes and MTM Flexible Work policy
  • All Metro employees receive a free Myki Pass that allows free Public Transport in Victoria
  • Have a significant impact on improving current processes and initiatives
  • Work with a supportive, down to earth team of individuals from varying backgrounds and experiences
  • Access to a wide range of Corporate discounts


About Us


Our aim is to promote work/life balance, allow members to bring their unique selves to work and be truly focused on a common goal which is to provide a world-class railway service. Furthermore, you will work in a highly supportive team environment that empowers you to make decisions, values your ideas and contributions, and encourages career development.


At Metro we believe that inclusion is the achievement of a work environment, in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to our success. We place a significant focus on increasing women in our workforce and have made substantial efforts to increase the number of women in train driving, engineering and senior leadership roles. We also have our commitment to social inclusion employment for people from under-represented groups and those facing barriers to employment. 


About You


 To be successful in this role you will have:


  • Demonstrated sourcing experience within Information Technology or similar category (Preferable)
  • Understanding of procurement methodologies as applied with sourcing and category management framework
  • Experience in contract preparation, negotiation, execution and management as well as supplier development/management
  • Experience in leading sourcing projects across cross-functional teams
  • A mindset to challenge the status quo and out of the box thinking
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills


This is a full-time permanent opportunity but part- time applicants will also be considered and are encouraged to apply


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!


Applications close 11.59 pm Wednesday 29th June 2022.


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.