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At South East Water, passion flows through our veins. From installing cost-saving technologies to proactively replacing water assets, we proudly deliver services that keep communities running with minimal disruptions. Our brand-new location in Frankston is home to a progressive and vibrant team who drive commercial solutions that lead the way in the industry. Bring us your innovative thinking and you’ll make great things happen for our business and your career.

Strategic Procurement Manager

Job Number: 494104
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Frankston
Categories: Other Professional

Located at our stunning waterside head office in Frankston and reporting into the General Manager – Finance & Digital, this newly created senior role will lead the development and implementation of South East Water’s procurement strategy and provides specialist advice to business stakeholders in the planning and execution of key procurement initiatives, with a focus on achieving high quality, fit for purpose sourcing outcomes that drive value for money.

This pivotal role will lead the Procurement function at South East Water and work collaboratively with the leadership team to develop procurement strategies that align to our current and future state business model.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated track record in leading successful sourcing activities in the private or public sector
  • Prior experience of working in an “outcome focussed” procurement environment
  • An understanding of government: working knowledge of key processes involved in government procurement frameworks and policies is desirable
  • Proven experience in strategic sourcing, with strong skills in market analysis and supplier negotiation
  • Ability to conduct detailed analysis of suppliers and markets affecting the respective business unit and preparation and evaluation of market responses
  • The ability to think at the big picture level; entertaining wide-ranging possibilities in developing a vision for the future; works to deadlines; translates strategic direction into day-to-day activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with executives and group managers having exceptional communication and relationship building skills.
  • Experience in managing a small and effective team working across the organisation.



Let your passion flow in a challenging role and be proud to work for an innovative and progressive company that leverages new and emerging resources and technologies to meet the community’s future needs.


Download File PD - Strategic Procurement Manager.docx

Download File Appendices to Position Descriptions.pdf


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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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At South East Water we are building a workforce that is representative of the community we serve. We welcome people from diverse backgrounds and are committed to flexible working arrangements, making reasonable adjustments for individuals with differing abilities, supporting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and multicultural communities. We thrive with continual opportunities to learn and challenge ourselves and we’re proud to be building a culture where everyone creates positive change. If you share our passion, you’re welcome here.