Chief Procurement Officer

Job Title: Chief Procurement Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: CBD & Inner Suburbs
Reference: 909538
Contact Name: Sean Johnson
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 25, 2019 13:30

Job Description

About Queensland Urban Utilities
Queensland Urban Utilities make a difference every single day to the lives of over 1.5 million people across South-East Queensland. As one of Australia’s largest and most innovative water and sewerage businesses, that’s their purpose - to enrich the quality of life for others.

To help them achieve their purpose, we’re looking for an exceptional Chief Procurement Officer with a demonstrated passion and drive to deliver exceptional procurement and supply strategy. You will be a highly regarded procurement professional, with an impressive track record of achievement in complex businesses operating in demanding strategic environments.

Equally as important to Queensland Urban Utilities, you will be a great leader of people with a passion to work with others to make a significant difference to the organisation, customers, communities and stakeholders that they serve.

Role Purpose

As their Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) you will be responsible for the procurement and supply chain operations of the business and making a critical contribution to their financial strategy.

In doing so, you will also provide professional procurement advice and support to the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and broader business delivering vision and leadership in shaping the ongoing procurement strategy in accordance with the procurement plan.

Key Role Requirements:
  • A proven record leading a large procurement / supply chain teams;
  • Extensive ability across strategic procurement planning, development and innovation;
  • A proven background leading procurement transformation and change;
  • An exceptional understanding of analytics and highly developed skills across problem solving and investigation;
  • A proven track record delivering to complex procurement plans / operations;
  • An exceptional ability to influence and derive value from procurement activity;
  • Technically excellent within end to end procurement process;
  • An evolved ability to build and foster enduring commercial and professional relationships;
  • Confidence in your ability to present to executive leadership teams and to provide high level advice / recommendations in the procurement space;
  • An exceptional understanding of commerce, financials and risk within the procurement environment.
You will display the following personal attributes:
  • Tangible energy and drive in the workplace;
  • Passionate about your work and supporting those around you;
  • Inquisitive by nature and committed to continuous improvement;
  • Personable, approachable and accountable;
  • Exceptional communicator at all levels. 
If this is you then we’d like to discuss this exceptional role with you further. Queensland Urban Utilities will offer the successful candidate a competitive remuneration package with an organisation that focuses on developing its people both personally and professionally. 

Ideally you will be tertiary qualified in areas such as accounting, finance, law or similar which underpin your solid technical skills and knowledge. MCIPS Qualifications will held in high regard.

For further information please call Sean Johnson at Troocoo on 0422 184 378. To apply, please submit your resume in word format and we will be in contact shortly.  Troocoo are exclusively engaged on this assignment.

Thanks for your interest in this fantastic opportunity.

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