Procurement Manager

Last updated 21 hours ago
Location:North Shore

About us

Naval Ship Management (Australia) Pty Ltd (NSM) is a leading provider of asset management solutions to the Australian maritime sector. Utilising a team of highly skilled professionals strategically located across Australia in conjunction with a robust, agile and scalable international supply chain, NSM provides cost-effective, responsive and customer-focused solutions that optimise the availability and capability of our customers’ critical assets.

Established in 2012, as a Joint Venture between Babcock Pty Ltd and UGL Ltd, we now support assets across the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet - most notably the Anzac Class Frigates as a member of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) and the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), LHD Landing Craft (LLC) and associated assets. Our services include: Engineering Support Services; Maintenance Support Services; Ship Repair, Refit and Refurbishment; Supply Chain Management and Procurement and Logistics.

About the role
This position is part of a team of Procurement Managers and has no direct reports. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for the short to medium term procurement decisions that meet operational requirements whilst minimizing contract risk and maximizing value for money. Key to this role will be the development of procurement initiatives within the procurement manager’s market scope which will include analysis of the market, supplier engagement, establishing of contractual and pricing arrangements and ongoing supplier performance management, monitoring and reporting.

  • Review market pricing structures and establish frameworks that create transparency across varying services and trades, for the established category
  • Development of procurement management plans and strategies
  • Negotiations and agreements with suppliers including contract terms and pricing structures, whilst mitigating commercial risks to the business
  • Establishment of long term partnerships and preferred suppliers as well as ongoing assistance with the development of relationships with all suppliers to the business
  • Liaise with subcontractors and suppliers to identify cost effective procurement processes that reduce overall costs
  • Collaborate with the Operations and Commercial function to ensure that operational requirements are being met whilst commercial policy is being adhered to
  • Ongoing performance management, analysis and reporting of subcontractor performance
About you
  • Extensive experience in a strategic procurement or large scale buying role
  • Knowledge of contract terms and conditions and experience in negotiation of commercial contracts
  • Leadership skills to be able to inspire and motivate others to drive business outcomes
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to balance conflicting priorities
  • Superior interpersonal, negotiation, influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Superior communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Knowledge and understanding of Commonwealth Procurement processes and policies and practical application of the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines would be advantageous
  • Strong systems, operational, financial, resource planning and reporting understanding
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to organize and prioritize demands, handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously, set and meet deadlines and follow through within a fast-paced environment with multiple competing demands
  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance
  • MUST be an Australian Citizen