Sustainable Procurement Specialist Job at Woolworths Supermarkets – in Bella Vista NSW

Great opportunity to develop supplier diversity spend growth goals with a focus on continuous improvement

Passionate about sustainability and supplier diversity, focused on doing things differently to create a long-term change

Join a collaborative and highly engaging team

About Us

Woolworths Group Procurement is an enterprise wide function and our job is to provide thought leadership, best practice advice and deliver a service that adds value to our business partners.

We operate in a fast paced, nimble environment with entrepreneurial-minded professionals who work collaboratively to build relationships to achieve outcomes to be the leaders in the market. Our point of difference is that we are part of Australia’s largest retailer allowing us to provide unparalleled career opportunities.

The team is positioned to drive change and continuous improvement across the business whilst continually focussed on providing excellent customer experiences to key stakeholders. The Woolworths Group Procurement operating model ensures that we are a high performing team providing the best service to our customers.

About the Role

At Woolworths Group, Sustainability is important to our customers, and is now an intrinsic part of our business. We are continuing to lift our ambitions to drive the transformative change that is needed.

This is a purposeful opportunity to join the Woolworths Procurement team, working on our procurement strategy on sustainability to create a better tomorrow. You will be responsible for building upon and executing the supplier diversity and sustainable procurement agenda.

This role will be critical in ensuring that the supplier diversity and sustainability strategy develops and is communicated clearly and concisely to both internal and external stakeholders. You will also work closely with the procurement team to develop category based solutions which support overall the sustainability strategy.

Reporting to the Governance Manager, you will have the following responsibilities:

Assist in developing supplier diversity spend growth goals with a focus on continuous improvement

Partner with internal and external stakeholders in identifying potential diverse suppliers

Develop and manage supplier diversity internal best practices, tools and templates

Design and communicate messages to increase awareness and engagement, convey policies and best practices related to supplier diversity and sustainability

Act as a trusted advisor and resource for Category Managers and Business Stakeholders

Work collaboratively with Category Teams and Business Stakeholders to assist with diverse supplier identification for sourcing and other opportunities

Create supplier diversity analytical reports and dashboards to monitor diverse supplier spend trends and performance to established goals

Improve procurement team’s diversity goals through coaching and capability development

Measure and deliver against Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) for spend on diverse suppliers

Timely and accurate reporting on progress, risks and roadblocks

About You

We are looking for our next supplier diversity advocate for change with the following skills:

Tertiary qualifications in sustainability or related field

4-5 years of Procurement experience with functional experience on supplier diversity programs in a private, public, or government environment

Prior experience leading projects, analysing reports, and developing communications

Self-starter with ability to successfully navigate within a large business and work as an advocate for the function

Ability to build strong working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills supported by the ability to use spreadsheet programs

Represent the Woolworths Group at supplier diversity events and conferences

Consumer market experience and retail experience is an advantage and outstanding academic record and social achievements; would be advantageous

Joining the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do.

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage and we are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference.

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we’re all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn or via www.wowcareers.com.au. #LI #Work180

Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. Woolworths Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

About the Company

Company: Woolworths Supermarkets –

Company Location:  Bella Vista NSW

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