Tactical Purchasing Officer

Rio Tinto
Perth, WA, AU
Jan 15, 2022
Feb 14, 2022
Full Time
Tactical Purchasing Officer
  • Make your mark setting up our newly created tactical purchasing structure
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Multiple vacancies | (APAC) Perth/Brisbane or (Atlantic) Montreal based
  • K Band role level

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

Due to a recent restructure of the outsourced purchasing support model, we have several newly created Technical Purchasing Officer roles which will operate within our Global Purchase to Pay Team across the Atlantic and APAC hubs. In these roles you will be responsible for the execution of medium complexity purchase requisition to purchase order conversion with a focus on ensuring compliance and maximising value/savings for to the business. The key success to this position will be your ability to deliver consistent results, drive continuous improvement, build credibility with business stakeholders and demonstrate a high level or energy and a "can do" attitude.

Reporting to the Manager Regional Buy APAC your remit will include but not be limited to:
  • Provide SME support to the Rio Tinto Procurement Category and Sourcing teams
  • Conduct multiple quote market testing for purchases < $100,000
  • Assist with the manual conversion of panel agreements
  • Monitor buy channel compliance
  • Support transactional buyers with local market knowledge
  • Engage in one-off sourcing projects
  • Identify business improvement opportunities to generate value/savings eg: automation
  • Support breakdown / urgent requests

What you'll bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
  • Previous experience in a "Buy" role (highly desirable)
  • Working knowledge of the Purchase to Pay processes
  • Strong understanding of SAP and Ariba or similar enterprise software
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated skills in working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholder groups identifying true value through business improvements ideas
  • Experience analysing data and defining gaps/opportunities/savings
  • Strong critical thinking and negotiation skills
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Flexible working from home arrangements as per operational requirements
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Domestic relocation packages where possible

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium the world's first to be certified "responsible" helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.
Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you'll be working

Rio Tinto Global Procurement ensures resilient supply chains that deliver value to the Rio Tinto Group through the strategic sourcing and buying of goods and services for our operations. Playing a fundamental role, value is achieved through effective supplier partnerships, innovation, easy and standardised processes, e-technology, corporate social responsibility and increased commercial advantage.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

Applications close on 26 January 2022 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)