Purchasing Officer
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Dudley Park, South Australia

Your Role

The Purchasing Officer will be responsible for strategic sourcing of raw materials and components of a specified quality, and at a competitive price in accordance with the planned production schedules. This role will include managing current suppliers’ Quality, Delivery and Cost performance of either mechanical, gas, chemical or electrical commodities or a combination of these.

Right at the very beginning of our journey to creating better customer experiences, the value and quality we achieve in Purchasing shapes everything we do. So as Purchasing Officer, your negotiating and relationship building skills will not only keep the lights on and the production line running, but also shape the efficiency and quality our products bring to life around the world every day.

A Typical Day

Working with the Commodity Manager and the Plant Purchasing Manager, you’ll ensure we have the right tools, components and consumables, where and when we need them. That means developing and maintaining great relationships with stakeholders, knowing our business inside out and understanding suppliers so that you can negotiate with confidence. You’ll also enthuse our partners and suppliers with a passion for our purpose, so that they too share our focus on delivering for our customers.

Who You Are

Agile - You work with urgency, analysing and adapting to different situations, quickly understanding changes and reacting confidently and decisively.

Negotiator - You understand good negotiations begin long before doing a deal, through building good working relationships, understanding your suppliers’ motivations and starting from a confident position.

A Problem-Solver - You see challenge as opportunity.

Analytical - With an eye for detail and the ability to interpret complex data, you can also translate this into meaningful, useful information that informs service delivery.

Collaborative - You build trust, good working relationships and communicate effectively with your colleagues and customers at all levels.

Results Driven - Maximizing efficiencies and hitting KPIs are just the beginning, your real passion is delivering products that change and enhance lives. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Comply with all safety, quality and environmental procedures and practices within their area of work
  • Cross Functional Projects: Provide necessary support to new product introduction teams by completing necessary project tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Management of Current Suppliers: Ensure all current suppliers are meeting contractual performance requirements
  • Introduction of New Suppliers: Introduce new suppliers to Electrolux Cooking Plant which deliver higher levels of supplier performance in the areas of cost, quality and reliability
  • Information and Systems Management: Ensure the integrity of supplier data bases (e.g. cost)
  • Component Safety: Ensure compliance to all safety procedures
  • Team Performance: Assist the Purchasing Manager to develop and maintain a supportive environment amongst the purchasing team
  • Communication: Ensure personal effectiveness through participation in team or cross functional communication

Education, Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge and Skills

  • A full appreciation of Value Analysis techniques and Quality Control functions
  • Collaboration and liaison skills in respect to internal personnel – Engineer, Quality, Production and Production Control
  • Good computer application skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, etc.)
  • Ability to represent the organisation with integrity and professionalism

Experience and Qualifications

  • Possess tertiary qualifications in relevant field of business or engineering
  • Experience gained within a similar role
  • Experience gained in a larger matrix, international FMCG, automotive or similarly complex business desirable

Keeping you Healthy and Safe

We want you to return home in even better shape than when you started, so we need you to help us do this by making sure you follow a few simple steps. We need you to:

  • Make sure you take reasonable care for your own health and safety, and
  • Take reasonable care that what you do (or what you don’t do when you should have) doesn’t affect the health and safety of others, and
  • Follow reasonable instructions that we might give from time-to-time, such as reporting incidents and hazards, and
  • Follow policies or procedures, so long as it’s reasonable and we’ve told you about it, and 
  • Attend training that helps you to work safely 

Apply now

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as candidates will be interviewed continuously. The position may be filled prior to the date described as 'Apply by'