Procurement Specialist

Global FMCG, Permanent Opportunity, Castlemaine or Port Melbourne, VIC.

About Us
The DON brand is Australia’s most loved smallgoods brand and has a strong presence across all smallgoods categories including bacon, ham, continentals, franks and salami. Our Castlemaine based, state-of-the-art facility is the largest manufacturer in regional Victoria with approximately 1,300 team members. 
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic candidate to join our Procurement team in Castlemaine, where we are “proudly making meat even better”!

About The Job
Reporting to the Procurement & Inbound Supply Chain Manager, this Procurement Specialist will assist the with the development of category strategies for Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Operations and Corporate. 
Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the execution and implementation of procurement initiatives working directly with key stakeholders on cost improvement, category/material optimisation & spend reduction
  • Supporting negotiations with key suppliers ensuring risks are identified and managed
  • Executing robust supplier management / supplier relationship management processes to deliver incremental value to the businesses
  • Continuous improvement through best practice bench-marking & the deployment of latest Procurement tools and techniques.

About You
We’re not necessarily looking for a ready-made “Procurement Specialist” to fill this job. If the below any of the below sounds like you, please get in touch.

  • Degree or equivalent (ideally in Business or Business/Finance, food science)
  • Prepared to study towards professional membership of CIPSA
  • Ideally 2-5 years in the Food Industry – not essential
  • Ideally 2 years Procurement experience but the role is also considered to be an entry level position for the right person looking to develop a career in Procurement
  • Some experience of managing negotiations and basic contract law
  • Stakeholder engagement and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to mix professionally and build effective relationships at all levels internally and externally
  • Able to provide insight and quickly identify a way forward when presented with issues
  • Proven experience identifying and deploying process improvements
  • Demonstrated resilience and ability to quickly engage with change


  • A safe working environment, everyday
  • Global Career Opportunities
  • DON Caring Everyday - community partnership
  • Employee Assistance Program - Benestar
  • Flexible working
  • Study Assistance Program
  • Discounted products and services including Private Health Insurance, Car Rental, PC & Software Packages, Hotel rates. 

At DON and George Weston Foods, we are an equal opportunity employer. We embrace inclusion and diversity, and celebrate what makes us unique. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment. 

02/12/2019 $0 Bendigo, Goldfields & Macedon Ranges 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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