At Lifeblood, we're here for all Australians. And while our organisation started over 90 years ago with blood donations, today we facilitate the donation of tissue, organs, breast milk, bone marrow and microbiota. It’s It all part of a single purpose — to give life, but we couldn’t do it without the dedication of thousands of people, from all walks of life, working across the country.

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.

Next steps

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.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach Australian Red Cross Lifeblood directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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