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Procurement Operations Buyer

Country : Australia Australia

Town : COLLINGWOOD

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Aesop has carefully cultivated a work environment in which our employees are constantly challenged to do their best. Our company is determinedly creative, intelligent and progressive, and nurtures these qualities by employing people who share our passionate interest in design, innovation, and incisive enquiry across all fields.

Our organisational culture is entirely unique, distinguished by an uncommon blend of courtesy, cordiality and intellectual energy. We seek those who can bring a wealth of life experience and inspired ideas to our table.

In return, we provide comprehensive induction and training programmes, and encourage an inclusive culture that nurtures enduring professional relationships. We also appreciate the benefits that flow from our employees' external pursuits.

We raise our bar high at Aesop and never lower it; this is one of the keys to our success and one of the many reasons why people wish to work here. If you would like to join Aesop, we invite you to peruse our current career opportunities.
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Job description

Key responsibilities (not limited to)

  • Supplier Management: day to day management of key suppliers including; Packaging, Essential Oils, and Point of Sale/promotional items to ensure continuity of supply
  • Support business continuity and projects; manage costs and negotiate favourable rates and terms with suppliers. Mitigate and escalate disruptions/risks ahead of time to relevant teams
  • Monitor the performance of all key suppliers, ensuring they are aware of deadlines, priorities and special instructions, collecting monthly KPI data, attending regular site visits and governance meetings
  • Ensure system and operational set up of suppliers and items is complete for on time ordering
  • Supporting of the purchasing activities to ensure goods are available for production use. Ensuring all systems and administrative areas of supplier set up are completed so P2P can raise orders with suppliers in an efficient manner.
  • Supporting NPD projects; actively participate in regular packaging technical development meetings, and ensure relevant parties are kept updated on progress and issues for any projects
  • Act as the escalation contact for the stakeholders with supplier delays, issues and projects
  • To generally support and provide administrative support to the broader Procurement Team as required from time to time

Profile

What we are looking for
  • Previous experience in a similar operational buying role

  • Experience in Supplier Relationship Management

  • Sound knowledge of purchasing systems usage and purchasing procedures

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative to control, manage and continually improve quality, cost efficiency and effectively

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work across different stakeholder groups

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, solve problems, manage, and meet deadlines whilst maintaining a high quality of work

  • A true desire to work, grow and develop a career within Procurement team

  • ERP system knowledge (NetSuite or FuturMaster equivalent).

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