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Director, Strategic Procurement

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Finance

Macquarie University is recognised globally as one of Australia's leading universities. It is home to first-class infrastructure, a private teaching hospital and cutting edge technology, and has well-established collaborations with some of the world's leading businesses. The University – which is adjacent to Australia's largest business park – has an annual turnover close to $1 billion, more than 3000 staff and around 40,000 students.

The University is seeking an experienced Director, Strategic Procurement who will provide leadership, expertise and direction to the procurement function. The Director, Strategic Procurement will establish a highly talented team to deliver best in class processes for the procurement of goods and services for the University. They will develop and lead active strategic, commercial and sustainable relationships with suppliers for the benefit of the University and look to create mutually beneficial commercial engagements.

The Director, Strategic Procurement reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is a newly created role. The incumbent will lead the development and implementation of Macquarie University’s procurement strategy and will champion a strong procurement culture across the University by providing leadership, direction and change management to ensure the University’s procurement processes are state of the art, deliver real savings and are strategically focused.

The successful candidate will have experience in developing procurement strategies and strategic supplier engagements that deliver on the strategic agenda. They will be a commercially astute self-starter who works well in dynamic, ambiguous environments. A track record of building teams and embedding a service culture is essential.

The University has engaged Omera Partners to assist in the recruitment process. For a confidential discussion please contact Isobelle Truong at Omera Partners on +61 2 8922 7215.

To obtain an information pack or to apply, email quoting reference number 17PG08, by Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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