Procurement Specialist
Permanent Full-Time - Adelaide

A competitive salary, commensurate with experience
International tourism and transport company
ASX 200 Listed with 9,000+ employees globally
Access to a range of Employee Benefits



Kelsian Group Limited is an ASX200 listed business with over 9,000 employees across Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. We are looking for an experienced, passionate and driven individual with extensive experience as a Strategic Procurement Lead.


About the Role


We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Procurement Specialist to support our business in driving value-based business outcomes, identify areas of opportunity through analysis of Kelsian' s supply chain and lead projects to implement improved arrangements.  This role will promote cost and service improvement efficiency through the delivery of supply chain streamlining, risk mitigation, vendor management and cost control.


The successful candidate will report to the Manager, Strategic Procurement and bring a strategic mindset in making sound strategic decisions on the investment of time and money to maximise return on investment for Kelsian. 


As a Procurement Specialist, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include

  • Provide leadership to manage procurement processes to achieve the desired outcomes at best overall cost.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and to co-ordinate stakeholders to ensure that the needs of the users are identified and explored.
  • Promote cost improvement through implementing changes in specification, risk variety, volume, supplier base, sustainability, price, total cost etc.
  • Actively manage vendors to ensure acceptable contractual compliance and service levels are adhered to and intervene in the event of non-performance.
  • Explore opportunities to deploy innovative solutions, concepts and/or products that may add value to Kelsian.
  • Continuous analysis of Kelsian’s supply chain to support forward looking objectives and enhance data visibility.
  • Lead the implementation of a vendor management solution with the intention of centralising important vendor information.
  • Provide project management leadership and support for projects and manage resources to achieve agreed objectives in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Prepare reports and status updates for senior management including the preparation of papers, reports, and associated communications.
  • Lead the implementation of procurement initiatives to build engagement with key stakeholders across the Kelsian Group.
  • Negotiate and liaise with relevant stakeholders to maximise Kelsian’s position and the achievement of the required outcomes, and at the same time minimising risk and exposure.
  • With the Manager, Strategic Procurement develop, monitor, and report performance metrics to measure operational performance and determine short and longer-term actions to deliver the objectives of the procurement service.

About You

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritise deadlines and tasks to achieve outcomes.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strategic Thinker.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement in dealing with sensitive, confidential and/or political matters.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Develops and utilises networks at a strategic level.
  • Experience in taking a lead role in procurement projects and project management whilst managing projects simultaneously.
  • Experience at managing change in a complex and large organisation.
  • Experience in stakeholder management within a complex organisation.
  • A proactive 'can do' approach to shifting priorities and resolving issues.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in areas such as supply chain, business, commerce etc. and/or extensive relevant experience.
  • Membership of a recognised Procurement organisation would be desired but not essential (e.g, CIPS, WorldCC etc).

How to Apply


We are requesting your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the best person for this position. Please fill in as much information as you can in track record section of the application and pay close attention to the questions.


Applications close by 5pm 31 March 2023


We aim to provide meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities that are free from barriers, support and celebrate the diverse talents of our team members, improve awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion across our organisation, and enable our leaders to champion diversity and inclusion.


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