Sourcing Manager

Sourcing Manager

secteur d'activité
Sydney, Australia.
Type de contrat
Full time
  • Join forces with colleagues worldwide, spanning from Veghel to Shanghai, enriching your professional journey with diverse perspectives and insights.

  • Opportunity of jetting off to Veghel twice yearly, leveraging your expertise alongside the Sourcing group in the Netherlands, while also engaging in enriching team events and training session

  • Take the helm as the Procurement Manager within Vanderlande Australia, leading the strategic initiatives and driving transformative change.

  • Set your own agenda, enjoying the freedom to develop and shape this role in a way that aligns with your unique vision and strengths. However, it's worth noting that this role does require a high level of entrepreneurial spirit.

Sourcing Manager

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses and in the parcel market.

Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 7,500 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of 1.8 billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past seven decades as a highly reliable partner for future-proof logistic process automation.

Strategic Sourcing plays a crucial role in both product and non-product-related sourcing and category management. Our goal is to develop and maintain a stable and competitive supply base that supports Vanderlande's projects, services, and ambitious growth. You'll be working closely with our teams in R&D, Engineering, Quality, Service, Projects, and other Supply Chain departments in China and the Netherlands, fostering strong collaborations and ensuring we deliver top-notch results.

Your Position

We are seeking a versatile leader to oversee our strategic procurement activities. As a (Senior) Sourcing Manager, you will collaborate closely with internal stakeholders and manage the supply base to effectively meet business demands in Australia and New Zealand.

This role demands strong leadership, strategic thinking, and effective communication skills to ensure successful outcomes across multiple functions within the organization. You will be integral to projects in the Warehousing, Parcel and Airport markets.

Your Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing category strategies, such as Steelwork & Platforms, Racking Systems, and Mechanical & Electrical Installation, within the construction labour market.

  • Conducting market analysis to identify potential new suppliers and managing supplier relationships through regular Business Review Meetings.

  • Establishing and maintaining Framework Agreements and other supplier agreements, including negotiating commercial conditions.

  • Procurement for the large projects and complex categories,

  • Supporting the Sales team as a Procurement Bid Leader during critical project bids.

  • Coordinating seamless collaboration among stakeholders within the supply chain to develop comprehensive supply plans and ensure accurate cost estimations for equipment purchases.

  • Aligning with and managing the supply base in Australia to meet business demands effectively, while also mitigating risks associated with high-value or complex projects.

  • Serving as an escalation point to the Project Buy / Procurement Project Manager team.

About You

  • Bachelor's or Master's, Degree in a technical field, Business Administration, Procurement, or Supply Chain Management (or equivalent).

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in Procurement or Supply Chain roles.

  • Experience in strategic purchasing/category management within the Australian market of construction and steelworks is preferred.

  • Strong organizational abilities, skilled at multitasking and paying attention to detail.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, capable of communicating effectively across all levels of the organization.

  • Collaborative mindset, promoting teamwork and fostering relationships across functions.

  • Effective time management skills, able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in fast-paced environments.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, proactive in driving actions and initiatives.

  • Ownership, willing to seek answers and hold stakeholders accountable for results.

  • Extensive experience in contract management and handling escalations.

  • Hands-on experience in costing activities, utilizing cost estimation programs.

  • Willingness to travel, up to 30%.

What we offer

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to someone who is a team player with a positive, energetic attitude and work ethic as well as the ability to think outside the square. We offer unlimited career growth and development within the regional and global organisation. 

In a world of technology, Vanderlande believes in people – its employees make the difference in everything the company does.

Diversity & Inclusion 

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

To apply for this unique and exciting opportunity, please submit a covering letter expressing your enthusiasm for joining Vanderlande and detailing why you are confident in your ability to excel as a Sourcing Manager, along with an updated resume.