Supplier Manager

Last updated 11 days ago
Location:Macquarie Park
Job Type:Full Time

At Optus our vision is to continue to lead Australia through outstanding customer experience and we believe our people are at the heart of this. We are passionate about creating a climate that encourages our people to achieve their best – personally and professionally!

An opportunity which offers impact, progression and purpose! Making a direct impact on our customers.

The Supplier Manager is a pivotal role in the organisation, it will manage multiple relationships with major prepaid and potential postpaid vendors across the Mobile Device landscape.

The relationship management of mobile vendors incorporates:

  • Strong business acumen translation into vendor management strategies within the Telco Devices space
  • Owns all commercials, purchasing, go-to-market and escalations for products and services
  • Delivers strategic master Supplier agreements and all commercials deals
  • Continually seeks optimal value from vendors, reviewing and monitoring performance and return-on-investment metrics through quarterly vendor reviews
  • Owns the end-to-end supply relationship management

The role will also look after the multiple portfolio categories with responsibilities to:

  • Define a competitive portfolio strategy and roadmap both in long term and short term
  • Understand all the details and constraints and use responsible judgment to make the best recommendations and trade-offs for the business
  • Own the product lifecycle management for all products in their portfolio ensuring they drive strong profitability and minimize obsolescence and aged inventory risks


  • Diploma/Cert qualified (marketing or business related)
  • 3 or more years in Telco Devices with Focus on Vendor Management/Commercials
  • Some background in contract negotiation and creation
  • Product or Portfolio Management experience, some background in PLM
  • Current mobile device market knowledge
  • Experience in presenting ideas and plans to senior executives for endorsement and approval
  • Solid financial skills in business case development, campaign projections and forecasting
  • Extensive Mobile Device experience