Procurement Specialist

Job title : Procurement Specialist
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Contact name : Wendy Terry
Contact email :
Job reference : 1508101
Procurement Specialist

Our client a well known manufacturer and distributor, is looking for a Procurement Specialist with a “can do” attitude to join their highly motivated and friendly team based at Dandenong South.

This is an an opportunity for an energetic all-rounder to work closely with the Management Team. Working as part of a small team, this is an autonomous and highly hands-on role that requires an individual who is happy to "roll up their sleeves" and take ownership of a range of tasks. No two days will be the same, from procurement, purchasing, vendor selection and project management.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Review and Develop Procurement Processes: Evaluate and enhance procurement procedures to ensure optimal value for expenditures on goods.
  • Compliance and Policy Adherence: Ensure adherence to group purchasing policies and procedures while comparing and evaluating offers from suppliers.
  • Supplier Management: Engage with suppliers, assess offers, and develop relationships to facilitate smooth procurement processes.
  • Inventory Coordination: Collaborate with the Stores Manager to maintain adequate stock levels and resolve issues such as late deliveries or missing paperwork.
  • Dispute Resolution: Address and resolve disputes related to deliveries, paperwork, warranty claims, etc.
  • Vendor Evaluation and Relationship Development: Assess vendor performance and foster positive relationships to optimise procurement outcomes.
  • Purchase Order Management: Review, monitor, negotiate, and manage purchase orders, project costs, expenses, and contractual agreements.
  • Logistics Coordination: Liaise with the production manager to ensure timely delivery of manufactured goods to customers.
  • Accounts Payable Support: Assist the Financial Controller with Accounts Payable tasks as required.
To be considered for the role, ideally you will be able to demonstrate:
  • Proven experience in procurement, vendor management, and purchasing processes.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills for engaging with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a small team environment.
  • Prior experience in the manufacturing or engineering industry is advantageous.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • A proactive attitude and a willingness to take ownership of tasks.
In return, our client is able to offer a close knit and engaging team environment, great salary and benefits, opportunities for further development and a flexible working day.

To find out more, please contact Wendy Terry on 0419 963 163 or email: