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Here at Lactalis, we are true to our purpose: we are a family business offering healthy and delicious dairy products that bring people together for everyday needs for Australians. And, we just happen to be the worldwide leader in what we do. At the heart of our Australian business we have over 2,200 passionate employees across 14 locations, working closely with our farmers, customers and consumers 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.About the role:This role will report to the Procurement Manager (Ingredients & Copacking) and will be an integral role within the Directs Team. The overall purpose of this role is the end-to-end category management of defined categories (including but not limited to soft commodities, texturizing agents, flavours and colours). In managing these categories, you will be responsible for their financial performance including identification and delivery of cost savings projects, establishing and making recommendations on short and long term supplier strategies, as well as providing support to the manufacturing sites and NPD projects.You will also be required to produce regular reporting for senior stakeholders (Exco Members and Procurement Directors) such as commodity market reports, business unit dashboards, internal reporting on savings / rebates, payment term performance.About you:Ideally you will have approximately 5 years’ experience within the procurement space. You will have a high level of enthusiasm for learning and can pick up tasks quickly. Your pragmatism, analytical skills and attention to detail will get you over the line!The role requires a well-balanced individual to use their solid commercial acumen and strategic mindset to provide outcomes, whilst supporting the operations of the business. Strong stakeholder management, influencing and great negotiation and communication skills are a must!If this role speaks to you and you have relevant experience, then please reach out – we’d love to hear from you! 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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