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Buying Manager (Strategic Projects)

Job no:
498891
Work type:
Full Time
Location:
New South Wales - Corporate Buying Office
Categories:
Business Support Manager
Salary:
$114,100 - $165,900*
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An opportunity for a Buying Manager (Strategic Projects) has become available within the Corporate Buying Department of ALDI Stores, based in Minchinbury.

 

This newly created role is responsible for unlocking opportunities by utilising supply chain and engagement expertise and consulting with various stakeholders to help maximise category performance and drive efficiencies.

 

What we are looking for:

We are seeking an experienced professional with a strong track record in successfully partnering with suppliers and internal teams to provide ‘outside the box’ thinking when identifying potential process improvements. The successful candidate will ideally have a demonstrated consultancy background along with hands on experience having executed strategic projects and providing insights and analysis.

 

Selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications within a relevant field
  • Minimum 4-5 years’ combined experience working in consultancy, supply chain, project management and stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in an FMCG, consultancy and operations environment highly desirable
  • Proven ability to drive business opportunity initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in managing strategic stakeholder relationships
  • Project management foundational capabilities required
  • Agile experience highly regarded
  • Ability to lead optimisation projects
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with cross functional teams
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Commercial acumen and negotiation skills
  • Advanced IT literacy

 

What's in it for you?  

  • Work life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Be a part of a dynamic team working within a leading international retailer
  • Problem solving real business challenges
  • Tailored and supportive on-boarding training program to get you started

 

Role responsibilities:   

  • Consult with various Directors to understand category challenges and objectives
  • Engage with various stakeholders to develop, implement and maintain strategic category improvements
  • Apply project management framework concepts to implement commercial planning opportunities
  • Improve efficiencies in product and process throughout manufacturing, packaging and operations
  • Provide analysis and insights through various data sources
  • Present recommendations and measured outcomes to senior management
  • Provide relevant training as required

 

This role reports to the Project Director.

Advertised:
04 February 2020
Applications close:
03 March 2020
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