Procurement Manager – Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust

Job Title: Procurement Manager – Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: To be discussed
Start Date: 2019-12-09
Reference: JO-1912-98856
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 09, 2019 15:20

Job Description

  • Work with One of the World’s Largest Entertainment Precincts
  • Enhance the maturity and perception of the procurement function
  • 2 Year Fixed Term Contract - potential to go permanent for the right candidate
The Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust (M&OP) manages one of the world’s greatest and most loved sporting, entertainment and community precincts for the benefit of all Victorian’s.
As a precinct spanning 40 hectares, Melbourne & Olympic Parks has grown and evolved significantly over 100 years to cater for Victoria’s passion for sport and entertainment, boasting world class venues such as Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park, Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Arena and many more that can transform to meet the needs of a variety of events and audiences year-round. 
The precinct welcomes more than 2.5 million people annually, notably hosting the Australian Open and the city’s most celebrated national and international, sports and entertainment events. It is home to ten national sporting teams, upwards of 900 community activities and 470 contracted days across its venues each year.
Reporting to the Senior Manager Governance and Compliance, this newly created role of Procurement Manager requires an engaging, articulate and experienced Procurement Manager to enhance the maturity and perception of the M&OP procurement function. The initial framework, policy and procedural documentation will be well underway to being established, so the Procurement Manager will take a critical role in ensuring this is adopted by the organisation and viewed as a valuable and enabling function. This will require exceptional stakeholder engagement skills to elevate the prominence of procurement activities and to support the business in more effective use of procurement practices. Furthermore the Procurement Manager will adopt contemporary approaches to procurement including (but not limited to) demand aggregation and strategic sourcing through procurement pipelines.
A highly regarded procurement professional, you bring a proven background in leading contemporary procurement practices. You demonstrate strategic foresight coupled with operational agility and you are renowned for your stakeholder engagement capabilities including the ability to articulate the value of procurement one on one and through various forums and workshops. Furthermore, you are an exceptional team player and who models M&OP’s values of collaboration, integrity, open mindedness and passion.
This is a rare opportunity to join a fun team environment in a progressive organisation looking after a world leading entertainment precinct. Note, while this role will commence as a two year contract, there is the potential to transition to permanent for the right candidate.
Melbourne & Olympic Park is an equal opportunity employer, celebrating diversity and a commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you would like to apply for this role, and be part of this exciting organisation, please email your CV to quoting reference number JO-1912-98856 in the subject line of your email. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Melanie Pecanek on (03) 9929 9587.