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South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company with operations in Australia, South Africa and the America’s and a globally active greenfields exploration & project development portfolio. Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

Our people are central to our success and demonstrate our determination to be a best-in-class operator. We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

This role will be based in our Perth CBD office and engaged on a full-time Permanent basis.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Supply – Purchasing Supervisor the purpose of this role is to ensure operational procurement needs are met in a timely and effective manner through the follow up and expedite of open and overdue purchase orders in accordance with South32 policies and procedures.

Other requirements of this role are:

  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Provides administrative support in the execution of expediting activities in a timely and effective manner as instructed and in line with specified guidelines, processes and procedures.
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal functions (Maintenance, Production, etc.) to ensure operational material and service requirements are met in line with schedules.
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Develops and maintains effective relationships with suppliers to track and measure delivery quantity is in full and on time
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Expedites purchase orders when required and requested by inventory planners and end users, using manual and automated processes
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Tracks open purchase orders and liaise with requesters to utilise or close out remaining open amounts.
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Actively manage the expediting process automation (robot)
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Actively participate in Supply improvement projects as directed by the Purchasing Supervisor
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Identify suppliers that are consistently non-performing and support Purchasing Supervisor, Category Management and Sourcing Teams in correcting suppliers performance
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Notify end users where changes to the delivery date on Purchase Orders with impact the safety or scheduling of work.
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Complete material tracking reports for the operations as required
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Provide support for monthly reporting activities as requested

About You

  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Certificate in a relevant discipline such as Supply or Business Administration
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Full understanding of the entire P2P process chain
  • <span style="font-family:"Letter Gothic""><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Minimum 1 years experience in the Purchasing environment working on SAP

What does South32 offer?

  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Superannuation matching contributions
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the South32 Employee Share Plan
  • Competitive Salaries