Procurement Specialist

Date: 20-Jun-2022

Location: Mulgrave, VIC, AU

Company: kmartaustr



Brighter Futures Start here


As Australia’s biggest and most loved retailer, we’ve been brightening up everyday life for families for over 50 years. At our stores, distribution centres, and offices in Australia and New Zealand. All around the globe. Our diverse and inclusive 47,000 strong team come together for a common cause. Giving families easy access to our on-trend products and incredibly low prices – it’s the heart of everything we do.


As a leader in the retail market, we’re optimistic about our future and yours. We’re relentless in our pursuit for results, but changing at a rapid rate, giving you challenging work that you’ll be proud of. We celebrate your uniqueness and individuality. Because at Kmart it’s not just what you do, it’s who you are that makes every day living brighter.


Join the team


We are seeking an experienced Procurement Specialist to join our high performing team. The Procurement Specialist reports to the Head of Procurement and will be based in our National Office at Mulgrave. 


What You’ll Be Doing

As a Procurement Specialist working for Kmart you will:

  • Lead and manage end-to-end market engagements across varying portfolios including issue of RFX, evaluations, stakeholder and supplier communication, lead negotiations, and finalisation of contracts.

  • Partner with stakeholders to develop innovative supply strategies, establish supply arrangements and lead negotiations to deliver value for money outcomes.

  • Research and identify supply markets and supplier capability and competitiveness.

  • Work with the wider procurement team to develop, detailed contract management plans, KPIs, performance reviews, benefits tracking and reporting for significant procurement spend categories

  • Provision of ongoing contract and stakeholder support including contract execution, implementation, issues resolution, delegation matters, contract expiry monitoring, commercial advice & engagement of Wesfarmers Legal.


To be successful in this role you’ll have:

  • Strong level of experience in managing Procurement processes, evaluation and contract formation, minimum 5 years.

  • Strong communication skills to efficiently communicate strategies and outcomes to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Strong experience in building relationships

  • Ability to ensure effective governance, approach to procurement and contract management are integrated into procurement activities

  • Experience in developing procurement strategies based on market conditions, category/service analysis together with knowledge of business demand and requirements.

  • An attitude and aptitude to develop and engage a range of approaches to generate solutions, seek SME inputs and advice to inform the negotiating strategies.

  • Team mentality to work collaboratively with others, to solve issues and develop better processes and approaches to situations.

  • Multi-tasking abilities to juggle tasks and deliver outcomes in a fast moving, dynamic environment

  • Ability to work autonomously, with a sense of pride in delivering as promised


Benefits we’ll offer you:


  • A dynamic learning and support program

  • Competitive remuneration

  • Flexible working through our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well policy

  • A discount card for Kmart, Target, Officeworks and Bunnings, plus other benefits

  • An inclusive, fun recognition program

  • A bonus program (where eligible)

  • Development opportunities across Kmart Group (comprised of Kmart, Target and Catch) as well as the broader Wesfarmers Group.

  • Supportive leadership team and group culture

  • Free secure office parking

  • Clear career pathways and opportunities to develop your skills within retail


We’re here to make everyday living brighter


From humble beginnings in Burwood East, Victoria, in 1969, we’re now an essential part of 300 communities, and proud of it! From bedding to apparel to kitchenware and beyond. We’re designing and creating the products people reach for every day. 


In-store, online, or Click & Collect – getting the products we love into the hands of happy customers is what we aim to do best. From the remote outback to coastal towns and big cities, and everywhere in-between. We’re progressive in our pursuit to create seamless customer journeys for satisfied shoppers.


A place you can belong


At Kmart, we celebrate the rich diversity of the communities in which we operate and are committed to creating inclusive and safe environments where all our team members can contribute and succeed. We believe that all team members should feel valued, respected and safe irrespective of your gender, ethnicity, indigeneity, religious beliefs, education, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation and gender identity and we encourage applications from all candidates.


We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to do well when applying or working at Kmart, therefore we encourage you to let us know by emailing if you would like any adjustments.


As part of our recruitment process, we will be conducting Pre-Employment Checks with our successful candidates – this will include a police check.  Talent Acquisition will provide further updates to candidates as they progress through our recruitment process.



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