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Indirect Procurement Specialist


Adelaide, SA, Australia



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Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services

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  • Competitive salary
  • Flexibility + access to professional development
  • Opportunity to drive change and apply your best practice procurement knowledge

Nurture. Grow . Thrive .

Accepting a role with Elders means you will be joining a team ready to support and grow your career. Be part of a culture that has been in the making for more than 180 years, a culture so strong it is almost tangible. Much like the farmers and communities we work with, you will experience, passion, dedication and resilience across all parts of the business. With such an iconic, essential business in the Australian landscape we are confident that you too will be proud to grow your career at Elders and wear the pink shirt.

About the role

We are looking for an Indirect Procurement Specialist to join the growing team on a Fixed Term (2 year), full time basis.

An Elders Indirect Procurement Specialist is accountable for executing the category strategy to deliver cost savings, supply continuity and other efficiencies through development and implementation of best practice strategies, policies and processes.

The role proactively reviews their assigned categories and works with SMEs to enhance total value delivery through the RFx process, scrutiny of current contracts, supplier performance and streamlining internal processes.

They load level the work pipeline, using data driven decision making to drive out waste and identify new areas where improvements and more cost-effective management can be driven.


  • Implement the Source to Contract process and lead supplier negotiations
  • Use data driven analysis to determine category spend, benchmark analysis to calculate cost savings, identify where cost savings can be made and drive implementation
  • Engage stakeholders in procurement activities, ensuring that the needs of head office and network are balanced, and the voice of the customer is central to decisions
  • Manage key supplier relationships against KPIs and SLAs and conduct regular supplier reviews to ensure best practice procurement processes
  • Maintain a Team Procurement Pipeline, identify how to load level annual workload for themselves and the Team, and lead improvements to reduce peaks
  • Identify and drive improvements to Procurement and Procure to Pay processes
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholders at all levels
  • Identify and escalate gaps in policies, processes and procedures to close compliance gaps
  • Proactively engage stakeholders and project manage the processes to ensure tenders, contracts and any transition periods are delivered on time, within policy and guidelines
  • Contribute to development and maintenance of vendor master data and category hierarchies
  • Ensure safety is a priority in all activities

About you

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in procurement or commodity management role
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or working towards these
  • Demonstrated experience using category management and spend analysis to identify and drive cost savings
  • Understanding of total cost drivers, inventory management, KPIs and SLAs
  • Experience leading Supplier Performance Reviews and routine meetings, using KPIs and SLAs to drive these
  • Can perform simple cost-benefit analysis and scenario analysis in Excel and apply the outcomes in decision making
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Sound business acumen
  • Ability to run tender process and manage contracts
  • Comfortable having difficult conversations
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • MS Office - proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams, including intermediate Excel skills
  • Understanding of master data in vendor management and spend analysis
  • An understanding of retail and network distribution, operations, fleet or agriculture is well regarded

About Elders

Elders is proud to be the last Australian-listed major agribusiness. The most trusted agribusiness brand in Australia. We're part of the landscape, part of the local communities, part of Australia's history and we are entrenched in Australian agriculture.

The brand is more than a company, more than a logo - it's part of Australia. And, with an authentic drive to create a sustainable future for farming and the farmers of Australia, Elders is... for Australian agriculture.

We are now looking for the next generation to be part of something big and drive the future of Elders.

If you are ready to grow your career with Elders, please click on 'Apply' today.

For more information call Gemma West, Acting Manager Indirect Procurement on 0439 511 646 or visit our careers page.

Please note, applications will be shortlisted as they are received.

At Elders, we strive to create a safe environment where everyone can thrive. We aspire to do this by recognising talent, promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity. No matter how you identify, we encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for roles at Elders.

We will accept applications from all people with the right to live and work in Australia


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Job Post Date: 08/23/22
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