Purchasing Specialist - 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

In this role you will be responsible for purchasing activities and associated services such as converting Purchase Requisitions to Purchase Orders, initiating Request for Quotes, evaluating vendors, negotiating low to moderate value purchases, managing contracts and suppliers as well as updating system records.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

The focus of the role is conversion of Purchase Requisitions into Purchase Orders, ensuring timely and competitive pricing of goods and services, strong stakeholder engagement, within the governance requirements outlined in AGL’s Policy & Standards.

Some of the key accountabilities are as follows:

  • Develop strong relationships with business stakeholders raising requisitions
  • Initiate Request for Quotes and compare and evaluate offers from suppliers
  • Negotiate pricing and potentially develop low to medium complexity contracts where required;
  • Manage nominated contracts and participate in supplier reviews to ensure high performance;
  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery;
  • Convert Purchase Requisitions into Purchase Orders;

To be successful, you’ll have:

To be successful in this role you will have strong stakeholder engagement, previous experience in a purchasing function and a collaborative approach to working.

Some of the skills/experience we are looking for are:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including written and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a matrix management and team environment
  • Ability to use effective negotiating and influencing skills in a consultative and constructive manner
  • Must be able to demonstrate management of external suppliers and vendors;
  • Demonstrated experience in purchase negotiations
  • Understanding of a mature procurement environment, including purchasing policies and processes

What’s in it for you?
You’ll be working in an A-grade building with state of the art activity based working facilities. Being supported by our new flexible ways of working. We call it Smarter Working.

You’ll get the opportunity to work with some of the most engaged and innovative in the business. Being exposed to more opportunities to advance your skills and career.

Working in a company the size of ours the sky’s the limit for your career aspirations and we’re focused on investing in you.

About us
It truly is an exciting time to be part of AGL Energy as we lead the way in generating sustainable energy solutions for all Australians.

With a heritage of over 175 years and listed in the top 50 companies on the ASX, AGL offers a genuinely diverse, safe and supportive work environment, where "actions not words" fosters a culture of achievement and personal development.

Come with us on a journey of exploration and creativity, doing the same things differently, better, faster by encompassing innovation and passion for a more sustainable world.

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