Manager, Procurement and Fleet

Job No: VIN2061
Location: Lewisham; flexible to work within any of the Society's main regional offices

 
  • Autonomous role both strategic and hands on
  • Opportunity to build a strong procurement framework
  • Competitive salary and generous benefits offered  

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

 

About the role 

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You will have dual responsibilities to manage the Procurement function across all categories for the Society as well as management of a large fleet of company vehicles. You will be charged with establishing procurement processes, review spend categories and conduct a systemic review of agreements to leverage opportunities for the Society. This role offers an even mix of being strategic and hands on in which you will also need to be highly collaborative and act as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert to stakeholders across the organisation.      

 You will be accountable for:

  • Leading the development and implementation of procurement and fleet policies and procedures and conduct periodic audits to assess compliance.
  • Developing our procurement framework to prioritise internal capacity to serve/ deliver, prior to procurement of external products and services.
  • Prioritising and consolidating procurement providers across the supply chain to those capable of serving the Society across all regions, to enhance the quality of supplier relationships and ensure the best supplier terms are achieved.
  • Undertaking periodic reviews of vendor contracts to ensure compliance to terms, renewal and renegotiation of terms to ensure best arrangements for the society.  
  • Monitoring and managing the Society’s vehicle fleet and allocations to staff.

This role reports to the Chief Financial Officer.  Please click here for a copy of the position description.

About you:

You will have strong hands on experience within a procurement function, and be looking for an opportunity to work independently and love the challenge of finding opportunities to streamline processes. Your financial acumen will be strong as will be your ability to build strong relationships. You will also have:     

  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s in business, management or procurement.
  • Demonstrated ability in successfully leading procurement operations.
  • Demonstrated ability and expertise in project leadership to oversee effective implementation of initiatives. 
  • Demonstrated ability to review and analyse business data and analytics to enable effective reporting and decision-making on operational performance. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with a proven ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • High-level understanding of current trends in procurement and issues facing the not for profit industry.

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Come and join our team! 

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Background checks

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

 

If you have questions about this role, please email to Agnes Isaias, Manager Staff Recruitment at agnes.isaias@vinnies.org.au.

Please submit your application online - attach your Resume and your responses to the 'Role-specific criteria' outlined under the Essential Criteria on the attached Position Description.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE at 11 pm on 29th October 2020

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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