Manager Indirect Procurement

Job No: ELDERS209412
Location: Adelaide, SA

An Elders’ Manager Indirect Procurement is responsible for the development and implementation of indirect procurement strategies, policies, processes, governance framework and annual indirect procurement plan. The primary objective of this role is to lead the business in indirect procurement operations, commercial negotiations and initiatives resulting in cost benefits and efficiencies, using data driven decision making.

  • Competitive salary + opportunity for annual incentive
  • Full-time Opportunity 
  • Autonomous Working Environment 
  • Opportunity to lead the indirect procurement function in a transformational project

Nurture. Grow. Thrive

Elders is proud to be the last Australian-listed major agribusiness. The most trusted agribusiness brand in Australia. We’re part of the landscape, part of the local communities, part of Australia’s history and we are entrenched in Australian agriculture.

The brand is more than a company, more than a logo - it’s part of Australia. And, with an authentic drive to create a sustainable future for farming and the farmers of Australia, Elders is for Australian agriculture.

We are now looking for the next generation to be part of something big and drive the future of Elders.

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced Procurement Manager, that has a track record in not only delivering good commercial outcomes, but identifying and leading strategic initiatives that drive enhanced business decision making.  Leading a small team, the role will set targets and measure benefits, and improve category management. The role will also be a significant contributor to the design and implementation of Elders’ new indirect procurement platform and data strategy.


  • Strategy Development. Maintains and champions annual indirect procurement plan, policies, procedures and governance framework.
  • Commercial outcomes. Works collaboratively with the business to understand current and future procurement needs and develops robust sourcing strategies to control and minimise costs while ensuring the most cost-effective contract is awarded without compromising quality
  • Risk management. Reduces risk to the organisation through identification, assessment and analysis of commercial risk via effective contract management.
  • Supplier Relationships. Develops and maintains key supplier relationships including monitoring against KPIs and SLAs to ensure value is delivered to Elders consistent with current and driven in new contractual commitments.
  • Successfully motivates, coaches and manages all team members. Builds and facilitates effective relationships between internal and external stakeholders. Trusted advisor to the business in managing suppliers and cost.
  • Champions data driven decision making, developing and leading the data strategy for suppliers and representing indirect procurement in an Elders’ wide platform upgrade.

About you:

  • Considerable experience and proven track record leading procurement and category management in a large organisation
  • Ability to communicate in tense negotiation environments and brief senior management
  • Data governance and data driven decision making knowledge
  • Experience in supplier relationship, performance management and measurement
  • Ability to measure and report on benefits and savings from indirect procurement function
  • Knowledge of best practice procurement processes and framework
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills at all levels
  • Commercial acumen, planning and project management skills
  • Strong people leadership and relationship management skills
  • Tertiary qualification in procurement and/or business management or similar (Essential)
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (Desirable)

If you're interested in this role, please click on 'Apply'.

Life at Elders

Accepting a role with Elders means you will be joining the family backed by a team ready to support and grow your career. Be part of a culture that has been in the making for more than 180 years, a culture so strong it is almost tangible. Much like the farmers and communities we work with, you will experience, passion, dedication and resilience across all parts of the business. With such an iconic, essential business in the Australian landscape we are confident that you too will be proud to grow your career at Elders and wear the pink shirt.

If you are ready to grow your career with Elders, please click on 'Apply'.

At Elders, we recognise talent, foster inclusion and celebrate diversity. No matter how you identify, we encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for roles at Elders.

We will accept applications from all people with the right to live and work in Australia


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