Head of Procurement

Last updated one month ago
Location:Newstead
Job Type:Full Time

  • Join ASX 100 finance leader!
  • Brisbane or Sydney based opportunity
  • Suits a Procurement professional with previous Banking/Finance industry experience

About the Role

An exciting opportunity exists to join Bank of Queensland as our Head of Procurement.

In this newly created role, you will be accountable for supporting our General Manager Procurement, Property and Physical Security on the execution of the agreed strategy. Key focuses will include strategic supplier management, technology procurement, partnering with the business on major projects, enhancement of supplier and stakeholder engagement and relationships, which will include oversight of processes and standards related to strategic IT sourcing and contract management.

From a day to day perspective, some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure that all strategic sourcing activities demonstrably support the organisational strategic objectives
    • Ensuring sourcing and procurement outcomes represent the best value for money option available under market conditions
    • Lead and negotiate agreements for IT hardware, software and services, including variations;
    • Managing a complex procurement function across multiple categories
    • Implement key procurement practices to improve the efficiencies of the entire business
    • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders to partner with them in commercial decision making
    • Lead BOQ in 3rd party negotiations
    • Drive proactive supply chain / supplier management to ensure achievement of key metrics and accountabilities
    • Build and maintain relationships with the Bank's IT vendors as well as managing relationships with the Bank's most senior internal stakeholders, and partner with them in commercial decision making.

About You

As a consummate professional, with previous Procurement experience ideally in a Finance, IT and/or Banking environment, critical to the role will be your ability to consider the broader strategic business impacts of all sourcing activities, in terms of producing the best sourcing outcomes.

Ideally you will have experience in Business and/or IT Partnering and the management of large service delivery style engagements.

You will demonstrate being able to produce complex reports relevant for the target audiences (including Board and EXCO level, and various senior internal stakeholders), and strong analytical and numerical skills, managing budgets and monitoring KPI's constantly.

Naturally you will be a strong communicator and negotiator, and have the innate ability to build strong internal and external working relationships. A flexible approach to work, and the ability to adapt to the ever changing and evolving project requirements will see you succeed in the position.

Working for us is fun and fast-paced, and we need top talent to take us where we want to go. If you are passionate about what you do, and you’re looking to join a brand at the forefront of financial services, we'd love to have a conversation.

About Us

BOQ is passionate about providing opportunities for you to develop your career as we continuously adapt and deliver in a transformational and collaborative environment with a strong focus on community.

We support a flexible workplace and we are committed to an inclusive and diverse culture where differences are embraced!

Our Benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Discounted financial products
  • Salary sacrificing options
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid volunteer days
  • Purchase annual leave
  • BUPA Corporate Plan
  • Mentoring and leadership programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gym, shopping, technology and travel offers!

How to Apply

To apply for this role please follow the links or apply via our Careers Page.

The Bank of Queensland is committed to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

If you are successful for a role with the Bank of Queensland, it is a condition of employment that background screening is completed to ensure that the Bank complies with its obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act. These checks may include, but are not limited to: identity, verification, reference checks, criminal background checks, immigration checks, verification of academic qualifications, bankruptcy checks.