Procurement Specialist

New Penrith Office, Great Culture and Team Environment, New position with thriving business.

Procurement Specialist

An amazing opportunity for an experienced Procurement Specialist to join Australia's leading cleaning suppliers co-operative delivering quality supply solutions.

Rapid Group is a Co-operative with over 65 wholesale cleaning supply stores located throughout Australia and New Zealand. Our Group has generated sustained growth for over 10 years and this is a new position created to support our member stores by leveraging their collective purchasing power in a thriving industry. 

Reporting to the General Manager, this position is available for an immediate start and will be a permanent full time role. 

Primary Goals

As the Procurement Specialist, you will work closely with the external Preferred Suppliers to ensure our members receive the most cost-effective and beneficial outcome relative to the purchasing power of the Group.

Secure new Preferred Suppliers that add value & benefit to our members' businesses. 

Experience & Training

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a similar procurement role
  • Formal training in Procurement
  • Cleaning Industry Knowledge (Preferred)

Skills & Attributes 

  • Superior analytical skills
  • Time Management & Organisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Outstanding written & oral communication skills
  • Computer & Applications literacy
  • Professional presence
  • Negotiation & problem solving skills 
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Team player with can-do attitude
  • Superior relationship building skills

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Organise quarterly business review meetings (physical or virtual) with all Preferred Suppliers
  • Manage the content of the Rapid Group Intranet 
  • Maintain supplier pricing within ERP system and aligned with online ordering platforms.
  • Liaise with Suppliers to secure the best terms and pricing for Rapid Group members.
  • Liaise with Suppliers to secure specials & deals only available to Rapid Group members.
  • Liaise with members to obtain information relevant to creating market leverage
  • Collect and collate data from suppliers and members 
  • Liaise with potential new suppliers to enable preferred supplier applications
  • Seek and secure suppliers in non-core areas 
  • Monitor Industry marketing to ensure a thorough understanding of the industry
  • Attend industry events as and when required 
  • Annually review all Preferred Suppliers Trading Terms 
  • Advise GM of member's concerns / issues
  • Point of contact for members & suppliers
  • Work with Key Account Managers 
  • Design, Build and Evaluate tenders for the supply of RapidClean private labelled products
  • Ensure the RapidClean private labelled program is maintained within the terms of the contract 
  • Analyse and secure opportunities to import and distribute core products to RapidClean members 
  • Seek and secure opportunities to provide product exclusivities for RapidClean members

We are looking for a dynamic new Team Member to assist with the rapid expansion and growth within our business while maintaining our status as market leaders in the professional cleaning supplies industry.

If you are looking for a position to test your skills and provide you with the opportunity to make a difference then please send a covering letter and resume to Bruce Lees


27/07/2020 $0 Parramatta & Western Suburbs 1 Administration & Office Support
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