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Head of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management

Avant Mutual Group Limited
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Head of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management

Job no: 500217
Work type: full time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Strategy and Planning, Facilities Management

Avant is Australia's leading medical defence organisation with a proud heritage of protecting Australian medical professionals for over 130 years.

Avant now represents 82,000 health practitioners and medical students across every state and territory, delivering market leading products and services to meet their professional, personal and practice needs. Building on this heritage, our vision is to be the most trusted professional partner in supporting doctors throughout their lives and careers.

As a mutual organisation, owned by members and run purely for their benefit, our members are at the centre of all we do. As well as providing products and services to our member, we play a broader community role by advocating for improvements in the healthcare system and in quality, safety and professionalism in medicine, through delivering education and research activities.

The commitment to members and the profession from our ~950 staff has resulted in over 50% of Australia's doctors choosing to be Avant members, delivered annual revenues of $445 million and net assets of ~$2 billion.

About the role:

The Head of Strategic Supplier Management reports to the Chief Risk Officer.

This is newly created role will support the organisation transform its procurement capabilities towards strategic supplier management, providing a greater focus over holistic third-party risk management to build resilience through partnerships and security capability, and maximise value within Avant's supply chain across the whole group.

This role would suit a talented, pragmatic leader who is ready to take the next step in their career. Hybrid working from our Sydney CBD offices.

Key focus of the role:

  • Lead the transition from current decentralised function to a Group procurement model.
  • Evolve and uplift the current function to a strategic supplier management process in accordance with slated roadmap.
  • Uplift the organisation with respect to CPS 230 and CPS 231 compliance.
  • Oversight and thought leadership of Avant's real estate portfolio and facilities functional area.
  • Provide people leadership and professional development to the Procurement Manager and Facilities team.

Key requirements for success:

  • Tertiary qualifications in business/commerce, finance/accounting, engineering, IT or a related discipline
  • Financial Services or Insurance background (beneficial)
  • Experience in C- level interactions
  • Sustained record of effectively leading and managing multiple concurrent vendor relationships
  • Demonstrable record of strategic and mutually beneficial arrangements in the interests of the organisation and its customers and partners
  • Good track record in tracking and monitoring service arrangements with vendors and suppliers.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship building
  • Ability to leading change, complex teams, budgets and projects
  • Strong experience of practical and pragmatic governance and risk management

At Avant, our people are the centre of everything we do for our members. We offer a range of benefits and opportunities to enable you to make a difference, learn, and grow in your career.

For further information, please contact Sue Allen, Talent Acquisition Business Partner on 0429 404 856.

Advertised: 30 Apr 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

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