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Supplier (Procurement)Manager

Apply now Job no: 503141
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Procurement

About Kmart

With more than 235 stores and employing over 34,000 people, Kmart is proud to be one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most successful retailers.

Serving the needs of Australian and New Zealand families is at the core of who we are as a business, that’s why we are driven to be the place customers rely on for low prices and making every day living brighter.

Culture

You’ll be joining a dynamic team with a fantastic culture where diversity is openly celebrated, and you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve personal and business goals. Expect a work environment that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, inclusive and progressive - with no two days the same! Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive.

What we’re looking for?

We are now seeking an experienced Supplier Manager to join our Procurement team at Kmart National Office in Mulgrave to build and manage relationships with a portfolio of select suppliers, ensuring they meet or exceed their contractual obligations. Other key responsibilities of this role will include the following:

  • Managing outward communication to suppliers to facilitate understanding and awareness of organisational strategic direction, changes and challenges
  • Delivery of the highest quality service at the lowest cost availability to meets Kmart Group’s standards & requirements
  • Engage with stakeholders to develop strategies and ask questions that clarify complex or ambiguous issues as well as develop close working relationship with store and stakeholder counterparts to ensure efficient market engagement process.
  • Research/analyse markets and establish appropriate sourcing strategies based on experiences from previous projects and/or industries
  • Support Supplier prequalification and coaching of non-compliant suppliers to ensure they are able to qualify in the future
  • Consider further market engagements as necessary, such as negotiations or best and final offers (BAFO), to conclude the formal engagement process.
  • Work collaboratively with other Procurement functions across Kmart Group (Kmart & Target) & the wider Wesfarmers Group or external providers where appropriate

About You

To be successful in securing this role, you will ideally possess the following skills and experience;

  • Supplier Management/Procurement experience, preferably in a large store format retail environment
  • The ability to manage multiple projects/demands with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to manage challenging conversations
  • Prior experience in tender preparation and driving a supplier tender process
  • Advanced skills across Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook combined with a strong commercial mindset and managing costs
  • Previous experience and/or formal qualifications in procurement (preferred)
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel (both to Target Corporate office in William’s Landing, interstate and New Zealand)

Benefits

You will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, inclusion in company bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan (both for eligible team members), free parking and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Coles, Target and Officeworks.

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

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