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Strategic Buyer

Plant/Site:  JBS Corporate Office
Req Id:  12225
Date Posted:  25-Jul-2022

JBS Australia is Australia’s largest and most respected meat and food processor. The Company has a strong portfolio of leading beef, lamb, pork, and value-added branded products. In our Corporate Office we drive and foster the JBS culture of excellence and believe success is achieved through hard work. JBS can provide you with more than a job, it can provide a long term rewarding career.


About the role:

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Strategic Buyer - Direct Materials, to join the JBS Group Procurement team in a permanent full-time position. Based at our office in Riverview, Ipswich, this role will be pivotal in partnering with our business to deliver optimal procurement outcomes.


Reporting to the Procurement Manager - Direct Materials, this role requires a self-driven, ambitious individual who is used to working in a dynamic environment with diverse teams to deliver results. Your passion for procurement, coupled with your continuous improvement mindset and collaborative approach will support your ongoing success in this role.


Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Drive end-to-end sourcing processes for responsible categories.
  • Proactively identify procurement initiatives through spend, market, category and supply risk analysis.
  • Develop and implement strategies for responsible categories leveraging a structured approach to strategic sourcing and category management.
  • Ensure business engagement through proactive collaboration and communication with key stakeholders.
  • Proactively engage and manage value-add relationships with key suppliers, applying appropriate supplier relationship management techniques
  • Support and/or drive local, regional and global procurement teams on key projects.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to support improvement in the areas of procure-to-pay (P2P) and inventory management through collaboration with key suppliers.
  • Support business planning and forecasting activities.


About you:

  • Proven track record of delivering results in procurement.
  • CIPSA and/or APICS qualifications viewed favourably.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Operations, Supply Chain or related discipline desirable, though not required.
  • Experience with SAP.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering competitive advantage through application of strategic sourcing and category management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects and cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent analytical skills, problem solving and commercial acumen.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Good understanding of the value chain in FMCG/Manufacturing.
  • Must have work rights in Australia.


Benefits include (but not limited to):

  • Retail discounts with national partners
  • Discounted meat products
  • Health insurance discounts on Bupa Health and Medibank Private.
  • Onsite parking and chef catered restaurant


What next?

If you’re passionate and want to be a part of the largest meat, pork and salmon manufacturer and producer in Australia, this opportunity may be for you.


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