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Procurement Operations Manager

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. And we’re back (in a big way).

We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. For us, flying is so much more than simply taking off and landing (although we understand that is quite important). It’s about going the extra mile, in the air and on the ground, to create authentic experiences that put our guests firmly at the heart of everything we do. 


Who we’re looking for:

A collaborative and consultative procurement leader who is commercially and analytically driven.  You are a solid negotiator, who able to deliver multi-disciplinary solutions outcomes in a dynamic environment  while leading a successful customer focused team.  Our Procurement team needs leaders who foster passion, self-motivation, resilience while encouraging a one team culture. 


What you’ll be doing:

As part of the Group Procurement leadership team, you will focus on establishing and maturing our procurement operations teams.  You will aim to deliver a seamless purchasing experience with rigorous governance and spend controls.  As you lead the establishment and development of a centralised procurement operations team your objective will be to streamline and optimise purchasing through Oracle and uncovering opportunities to deliver cost savings, cost avoidance and contract compliance.

Additionally you will also:

  • Maintain a complete and accurate database and Vendor Master File ensuring effective control and reporting
  • Create efficient end user purchasing experience
  • Drive stakeholder satisfaction through excellent customer service and support
  • Develop and maintain procurement operational assets
  • Report and improve on key P2P metrics in collaboration with procurement peers


What you need to be successful:

  • Hold a tertiary qualification in either commerce, economics or business
  • An experienced procurement professional with over 8 years’ experience in category management or procurement operations
  • Demonstrated in leading successful goal driven teams
  • A strong understanding of Source to Pay value chain which includes interrelationship between systems, process and user experience
  • You will have a detailed understanding of procurement and purchasing governance frameworks


What you will get from us

We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to):

  • Heavily discounted air travel for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • Flexible working arrangements (including work hours and work from home)
  • Discounts on travel insurance, car hire, accommodation and experiences worldwide
  • Discounted Virgin Australia Lounge membership
  • Hospitality, retail, technology, beauty services and wellness discounts
  • Wellness support, including the betterme digital wellbeing platform
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, which offers confidential coaching and support from qualified professionals for all aspects of life – physical, mental, social and financial
  • Dress for Your Day – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever is appropriate for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you


Equality rules:

You might end up with a group title, but you’re all individuals. We love that. And want you to be yourself. Whoever that is. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, those of you with disabilities, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI community, and anyone else who wants to join our rich, diverse culture.


Next Steps

If you are ready for your next challenge and want to be a part of the Virgin Australia Procurement Team, then we encourage you to submit your application now!

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