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We are Lactalis AustraliaWe are owned by the Lactalis Group, the world’s largest producer of dairy goods. With a wide range of products, Lactalis is committed to playing a daily role in the health and well-being of consumers throughout the world, via the provision of nutritious dairy products—milk, cheese, yoghurt and other soft foods and beverages.At the heart of our business locally, we have over 2,700 passionate employees, working closely and constructively with some 500 Australian farmers to produce the finest dairy products in the country.Pillar brands such as Paul’s, Oak, Ice Break, Tamar Valley Dairy, Vaalia, President and Galbani provide Lactalis Australia with a deep national footprint for growth and prosperity.We are a growing global company that takes great pride in who we are. We are humble, proud and resilient. Our brands, people and know how define who we are.We provide a safe workplace that delivers the opportunity to drive your development, and believe that true success comes from us. Collaboration, flexibility and diversity are pillars of our environment. With knowledge and experience we encourage you to make a difference!About this OpportunityBased at the Scoresby Office and reporting to the Procurement Manager – Ingredients & Co-Pack, you will have autonomy for leading sourcing activity and the management of several strategic critical contracts for Lactalis Australia.As an experienced end to end Procurement professional, you will be high-calibre with a good track record of managing a spend for business critical categories in the Ingredients sector.Your strengths will be strategic procurement, stakeholder management, negotiation, lateral thinking, commercial expertise, driving process improvement leading to continuous value chain improvement. You will possess leadership experience, skilled at leading or influencing teams to achieve an agreed outcome. You will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally.Key Accountabilities Include:Ensuring strategic sourcing and negotiation activities are aimed at securing the best competitive arrangements with suppliers.Ensuring category management is implemented across multiple manufacturing site locations.Collaboration with suppliers to ensure continuous improvement activities are in place to promote innovation, service and cost improvements.Ensuring service level agreements and contracts are in place and managed to mitigate supply, servicing and pricing risk.Monitoring, auditing and reporting on supplier performance to the wider business as required.Collaboration with Lactalis Global Procurement based in France to achieve commercially acceptable outcomes.The successful applicant will possess:Tertiary qualifications in Procurement, Supply Chain or Business Management would be preferred but not essential.At least 3 - 5 years’ experience within a Procurement/Supply Chain function.Preferably no less than 1 to 5 years’ experience in a leadership role.Strong relevant experience gained in a Directs procurement environment.Experience in working with complex, multi-site operations.Superior communication and inter personal skills alongside the drive to see processes implemented and maintained.Strong planning, organisational and decision making skills.Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and SAP experience is essential.CIPSA qualifications would be highly regarded.If you are confident within your experience and have the ambition, drive and competency to succeed in this role and wish to join an impressive and growing global business and be part of a healthy working environment, please submit your application including current resume by selecting 'Apply' and following the prompts. No Recruitment Agencies: We have this one covered!
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