Strategic Procurement Manager

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Job Number: 969245
Work type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Project Services, Melbourne

MinterEllison is renowned as one of Asia Pacific's leading legal practices. What sets us apart is  we are driven by a strong sense of purpose: we endeavour to build authentic and enduring relationships with our clients, our people and our communities.  Through our leading-edge innovation and our collaborative legal and consulting specialists, MinterEllison is redefining the boundaries of what it means to be a law firm.

MinterEllison was placed in the top 25 best workplaces in Australia and in LinkedIn’s 25 Top Companies in Australia for 2019—the highest ranking of any law firm.

The Team

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person who is passionate about procurement and the value it delivers. This Procurement Manager role is responsible for the procurement of goods and services firm wide within a small team.

The procurement team manage, negotiate, protect, and optimise the firm's investments in indirect goods and services, including enterprise digital solutions.


Your Role

We are looking for someone who will provide positive commercial outcomes for the firm that are aligned with the our purpose, strategic ambitions and compliance standards.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing procurement activities, primarily of indirect purchasing categories
  • Ensuring our procurement of goods and services provide positive commercial outcomes that are aligned with our strategic ambitions and compliance standards
  • Negotiation of pricing, terms and conditions with new and existing suppliers
  • Providing guidance and assistance to business owners in supplier management best practices, sourcing strategies and negotiation
  • Review and improvement of contract terms and conditions
  • Supporting strategic firm projects by managing key procurement activities
  • Proactively identifying and acting upon opportunities to improve and develop the firm's procurement practices and processes
  • Compiling or contributing to regular procurement reporting
  • Liaising and collaborating with a wide range of internal stakeholders at all levels to raise awareness and improve the procurement capability firm wide
  • Working closely and collaboratively with our Office of General Counsel

More About You

We welcome applicants who have:

  • 7+ years procurement experience including category management, running and supporting tender processes, technology and sourcing strategies
  • Ability to manage multiple tender processes concurrently
  • Supportive, pragmatic and collaborative engagement approach
  • Demonstrated procurement experience with tangible business outcomes
  • Strong Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills with attention to detail

We are also looking for someone who has:

  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Significant business, commercial and financial acumen
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Is proactive and takes initiative and problem solving
  • Highly motivated to achieve results - outcome orientated
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Resilience and a commitment to excellence to match our own

Who We Are

Diversity is one of the five elements that underpin our firm's purpose and informs the way we work internally and with our clients. An inclusive workplace environment is critical to leveraging the impact this diversity brings to all that we do each day. MinterEllison has been recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia for the past 11 years and has been recognised as both a Gold (2019) and Silver (2018 and 2020)  Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).

We believe that agile workplaces can be instrumental in delivering increased levels of productivity. At MinterEllison we support our people to maintain a healthy balance between the demands of work, life and family.  We have a wide range of social, financial and health benefits to support your wellbeing including free gym membership.

How To Apply

We prefer to deal with you directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information, please contact Clare Odell on 02 9921 8747 for a confidential discussion.

Agency submissions will not be accepted without prior express approval from the MinterEllison recruitment team. All agency candidates must be submitted through our on-line portal to be valid.

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