In line with its plans to for growth and move to a single mainline fleet, Virgin Australia has acquired 25 Boeing 737-10 (Max10) aircraft. The first of these aircraft is due to roll out in March 2023.
Virgin Australia has a program of work across the organisation including procurement to ensure timely sourcing and delivery of all the necessary components in time and in line with the Group’s overall strategy.
The Senior Sourcing Specialist will work with key stakeholders across all Virgin Group as it relates to the delivery of the Max 10 aircraft. You will build an understanding of the program strategies, objectives and execution of procurement strategies. You will drive best in class procurement approaches to sourcing across all segments, focusing on delivering value for money from supplier arrangements as well as risk management and compliance with procurement procedures and professional best practice.
Your strong interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills will allow you to engage with internal stakeholders and external suppliers ensuring outcomes in line with program goals. Additionally, the Senior Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for advising and providing commercial leadership for their projects across the Program.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- 10+ years’ experience in strategic sourcing, category management and procurement experience
- Experience in a technical or manufactured product category would be useful (from manufacturing, automotive, transport, aerospace sectors)
- Strong understanding of sourcing strategy development
- Advanced influencing, communication, and negotiation skills.
- Ability to build effective business relationships and to influence stakeholders
- Able to lead moderate to complex negotiations
- Strong commercial acumen and problem-solving skills
About Virgin Australia Group
What a great time to join Virgin Australia! With a strong market position and an outstanding leadership team, we are embarking on an exciting new chapter in our journey as we begin to recover from the impact of COVID-19.
Virgin Australia took flight under new ownership last year, with a renewed sense of identity and a focus on our mid-market heartland. We are more passionate and committed than ever to delivering the uniquely Virgin customer experience Australians know and love.
Since November, we have been re-designing our business for future success, ramping up flying, simplifying our organisational structure, growing our fleet, and delivering a deeper investment in technology and customer experience.
We’re a winning team and we attract the best: challengers, innovators, and seriously fun individuals with big hearts. At Virgin Australia Group, we pride ourselves on recruiting the right people to join our team and help us rise to the challenges ahead. No matter our role – we are united by our ambition to be the most loved airline in Australia, and always go one step further for our customers, colleagues, and our wider community.
For the health and safety of staff and guests, Virgin Australia has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. New staff who commence prior to 15 November 2021 will be required to comply with the Policy which will include being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the deadline for your work group and providing Virgin Australia with evidence of your vaccination status