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Senior Sourcing Specialist/Buyer

Posted on 19-Jan-2023
Application Close Date: 09-Feb-2023
Job Details
Procurement and Supply Chain
Position Type:
Full Time
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  • Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne locations considered
  • Flexible work environment, including working a 9-day fortnight
  • A role with plenty of breadth, depth and broader scope to make the role your own

We have a newly created role for an experienced Senior Sourcing Specialist/Buyer! Reporting into the Director for Global Sourcing based in the USA with a locally based Leader in the Chatswood Sydney office, you will be responsible for sourcing medical supplies locally for our fleet across our house of brands whilst ensuring commercial savings, superior service and quality improvements including delivery in full every time.

First things first, check out what we have on offer!

  • Competitive base + super + bonus
  • Named as one of the best places to work in Australia in the Great Place to Work® survey 2022.
  • Work life balance – 9 day (compressed hours) working fortnight with full time pay. Yes, that's a long weekend every fortnight!
  • Offering a hybrid work model – 2 days WFH and 3 days Office 
  • Fantastic Chatswood office location close to shops, public transport, restaurants, gyms and more!
  • An inclusive and diverse proud workforce with an amazing culture
  • Annual salary review based on personal and company achieved targets
  • Supportive Health & Wellbeing – physical, mental, and financial health benefits
  • Fantastic family & friends discount on cruises and onboard product launches
  • Airline and Hotel discounts through our partners
  • Supportive parental leave for both primary and non-primary carers
  • Reward & Recognition – attractive incentive schemes and recognition programs

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: 

  • Strategic sourcing of medical suppliers and supply for all onboard medical levels
  • Develop and negotiate supplier contracts ensuring the best commercial outcome and continued supply levels
  • Manage, measure and report on delivery in full to each cruise ship docked
  • Monitor suppliers' performance through KPIs, manage their relationship and systematically communicate expectations and performance, 
  • Investigate and resolve escalated supplier issues.
  • Category spend and develop and implementing contract strategies and procurement activities on strategic projects for spend
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on customer relationship management and supplier relationship management to Sourcing Organization, Global brands, and process partners

About you:

This hands-on role, you will be sourcing and building local business partnerships to support our ongoing medical supplies for our fleet. You will have demonstrated creative, strategic and commercial acumen with a focus on achieving results. You will work across multiple brands thus have outstanding organisation, time management, attention to detail and the ability to be agile and pivot when urgent requests are prioritised. You are a confident thinker, strong communication and negotiator with the ability to build trust and a positive experience for all stakeholders. As part of a close-knit team, your outgoing personality and willingness to roll up your sleeves and get the work done will set you apart from your competitors.

We would love to hear from people with: 

  • 4+ years' experience as a Sourcing or Buyer Specialist                                                       
  • Experience in Supply Chain, Procurement, Sourcing, Finance
  • Industry background in Pharmaceuticals, medical devices or counter medical knowledge
  • Exposure in regulated environments such as medical, automotive, aerospace
  • Confident decision-making skills including the ability to negotiate outcomes in the context of competing priorities.
  • Ability to engage key stakeholders both internal and external teams at various levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong levels of resilience, excellent prioritisation skills and a team-centric attitude 
  • Ability to produce concise documentations with high attention to detail
  • Certification in Six Sigma – bonus but not mandatory

We are seeking someone with the right attitude to fit into our fun and supportive culture so, if you meet the above requirements, have a down to earth personality and solid work ethic, please send your application for consideration. Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

About Us:

Carnival Australia is part of the Carnival Corporation, the worlds' leading cruise holiday company, representing iconic brands including P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard, Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line and Seabourn. It's an exciting time to join the local team, with the resumption of cruising in Australia! At Carnival Australia we pride ourselves on promoting an inclusive and flexible workplace culture where individual differences are valued. We are committed to working with people's strengths and encourage applicants to approach us for any necessary adjustments.

*Carnival Australia promotes diversity and inclusion across our workplace and encourages applications from all backgrounds and communities including people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the LGBTQIA+ community and people living with disability.

*As part of our recruitment process and commitment to safety, suitable candidates will be required to undertake background checks which may include a police check, skills assessment/ testing, and reference checks as part of your application process. In setting expectations, there will be a one-stage interview with our US based team.

*We will not be accepting unsolicited resumes from Agency recruiters. Any unsolicited resumes submitted will not be eligible for a placement fee. Only approved Recruiters on our panel will be engaged.

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