Procurement Officer,

Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Sunshine North

Business unit: Metal Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is proud to be one of the world's leading industrial companies. Headquartered in Europe, we make and supply a wide range of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals.  As a major producer of specialty chemicals we supply industries worldwide with quality ingredients for life's essentials.


An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced and motivated Procurement Officer to join our team based at our Sunshine North site.


The purpose of this role is to purchase goods on time and at the lowest total cost to the company, within specification, to ensure that the supply chain can deliver to our customers on time and in full.


The specific tasks of the role will include:

- Order raw material, finished goods and sundry products in line with ERP and requisition demands.
- Liaise with the Procurement Manager and Production Planners so that goods are received in a timely manner.
- Maintain purchasing data, for example; prices, safety stocks, order quantities, lead times;
- Monitor, report and improve supplier performance utilising the supplier performance report, so that product is consistently delivered on time in full and within specification;
- Maintain all international benchmark reports and produce general KPI reports, as required by the Procurement Manager to monitor and improve the procurement and business performance;
- Assisting with possible improvements of the purchasing system to ensure that effective and efficient stock management procedures are applied.

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Closing date

October 27, 2017

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Melbourne, Victoria


Sunshine North

Business unit

Metal Coatings

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

As the successful candidate you will ideally possess:

- Experience in procurement or a similar role
- An understanding of internal and external customer requirements
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Sound problem solving skills
- Excellent time management skills
- Sound MFGPro and SAP skills.