Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
Utilise your vendor engagement skills to manage suppliers through the negotiations and contract lifecycle
Permanent full-time opportunity
Located in Melbourne with a hybrid work model of WFH and from the office
Discover life-giving possibilities
Lifeblood is more than just a job or a career, it’s an opportunity to be part of something that matters. As an organisation, our purpose is simple: to give life. Together, we want to help you build a fulfilling career with Lifeblood.
About the role
Reporting to the Category Manager, this is an exciting opportunity where you’ll lead all phases of sourcing, including planning, analysing expenditures, identifying cost items, negotiating, and generating contracts.
This is a great development opportunity for the successful applicant to truly make the role their own as you’ll use your existing tools and methods in commercial and contract management to support the continuous improvement and standardisation of Lifeblood’s strategic sourcing processes. A day in the role will see you:
Identify on-going Contract based opportunities to reduce the TCO of products and services across the Lifeblood’s supply chain
Liaise with key stakeholders through the development and execution of contract negotiations and pricing strategies
Set sourcing and negotiations priorities to implement strategies, and address business and operational challenges
Monitor progress of strategies and changing business environment
Prepare and update a sourcing and contract pipeline report for future activities.
Document contract outcomes and governance approvals to ensure successful delivery
Create the required BPAs/CPAs templates for ease of buying and representing in Lifeblood’s Oracle Finance System.
Partner with operational management to identify cost savings through innovative procurement practices
Develop and review sourcing plans to support Procurement activities
This is a permanent full-time opportunity with a hybrid work model of WFH and from our West Melbourne office (10 min walk from Southern Cross & Flagstaff station).
Sound interesting? Here’s what we’re looking for:
Commercial management experience including contract management, contract reviews, commercial performance, and understanding of Agreement terms and conditions
Experience in developing and undertaking contract negotiations, pricing schedules and management plans.
Collaborative nature with a focus on building strong relationships
Ability to manage projects and establish clear goals, schedule, and documented outcomes
Experience managing multiple sourcing events simultaneously
Advanced systems skills and working knowledge of MS Office, with advanced Excel knowledge (able to create and manipulate pivot tables)
Demonstrated ability to use ERP software
Thrive in a diverse culture that cares for your wellbeing
We’re a diverse and inclusive bunch. We’re proud to foster an environment where all people can come together to achieve their very best. Whether it’s workplace safety or work/life balance, we look after our employees’ varying needs. As part of the Lifeblood team, you’ll have access to a generous salary packaging program, plus a great range of rewards like discounts on insurance, groceries, food & beverage, department stores, travel, and more.
Excited to join us? Apply now and discover a career filled with life-giving possibilities.
When it comes to recruitment we like to move fast, this means we progress suitable candidates through the hiring process as soon as we can. You’ll hear from us with an outcome after your application has been reviewed and assessed.
If selected, you’ll be required to complete a few background checks and we’ll help you through this process. If you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please reach out to us.
For further details on this position, please contact Kollyann Thim on [email protected]
This vacancy is being managed directly by Lifeblood’s Talent Acquisition & Engagement team. We won’t accept candidates from external recruitment agencies on this occasion.