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Purchasing Officer

Cement Australia - Darra, QLD

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
We have an opportunity for a team focused Purchasing Officer to join Cement Australia. Reporting to the Purchasing Team Leader, you will be part of a team coordinating the purchasing requirements for our operating sites with your own portfolio to focus on.

Your days will be spent in SAP as you convert purchase requisitions to purchase orders and other tasks in the Procure-to-Pay process. Working closely with your site stakeholders on a daily basis, you will ensure the quality and accuracy of information is high. You’ll influence and manage expectations internally and externally, ensuring our sites obtain what they need, when they need it. Your skill in resolving issues as they arise is where you are able to make a difference and ultimately achieve personal satisfaction with the impact you have on our operations.

About the role:
To successfully support our sites and ensure the timely supply of goods and services, you will:

Organise end-to-end management of Purchase Orders from placement to payment
Follow up expedites, backorders and update SAP records
Manage the centralised inbox, including allocating to other Purchasing Officers
Manage RFQ process, updating info records, ensuring quotes are within policy guidelines
Work with Category Managers to establish new, and maintain/manage existing contracts for goods and services
Support shutdown activities in relation to required purchasing, planning and execution
Manage invoices to facilitate 'in full, on time' payment of Suppliers' invoices
Manage overseas purchases, including freight quotes and tracking delivery
Drive process improvements, standard procedures and training
Back up for other team members

About you:
Proven experience in a similar Purchasing role
SAP Purchasing experience essential
Outstanding relationship building skills, vendor management skills a plus
Intermediate skills in MS Office suite, especially Excel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Positive and engaging attitude
Values based on honesty and a high work ethic committed to get the job done
A good understanding of international freight would be a plus

About us:
An icon of the Australian cement industry, Cement Australia is the nation’s leading supplier of cementitious products and services.

Whilst cement is in the name, the business portfolio is diverse, comprising a series of heavy industrial manufacturing operations, coal and limestone mines, bulk distribution transport fleet, rail and shipping interactions and hazardous waste treatment and alternative fuel production (Geocycle).

As an organisation, we offer our employees work-life balance, a close-knit and collaborative team whilst providing you with the tools and opportunity to make your mark. Our vision is to create a safe, healthy, productive and sustainable business and we are looking for like-minded professionals who align with our company values.

Why work for Cement Australia?

Opportunity to work on process improvement projects
Join an industry considered an “essential service”
Team focused on supporting each other and sharing skills/experience

Please note a medical, background check and references will form part of the recruitment process.

As part of the recruitment process you will be required to complete a pre-employment medical and a background check.

Cement Australia is an Equal Opportunity employer and open to residents of Australia with valid working rights.

Please apply directly as submissions from third party agencies will not be accepted at this time.

Build your dream career and lifestyle with Australia’s largest and most respected cement manufacturer and innovator.