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Procurement Portfolio Managers

Virgin Australia - Brisbane City, QLD

Executive & Strategic Management
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Job no: 504851

Work type: Full Time

Location: Brisbane

Categories: Other Procurement, Category Management, Fleet Management

Multiple Procurement Portfolio Manager Opportunities

The Opportunity:

You will be responsible for leading a team that will develop, manage and execute multiple Group wide procurement category strategies.

The 3 roles support portfolios in

  • IT
  • Engineering
  • General Business.

These senior opportunities are a combination of leadership and coaching but involve hands-on execution of tasks. You will be a forefront of strategy development and provide senior expertise in all significant negotiations to achieve commercially optimum outcomes

Key Accountabilities

  • Accountable for the agreement and execution of Group wide category strategies in consultation with business segment stakeholders.
  • Work closely with their category teams, providing expertise and guidance on the development of category strategies as necessary.
  • Ensuring that category strategies support the overall Procurement strategy and delivery of business strategies.
  • Manage a team of Category Management Specialists ensuring they are provided with appropriate coaching, mentoring and development.
  • Ensuring appropriate development and performance management activity is carried out for their teams.
  • Be accountable for benefits tracking and reporting for their portfolio of categories,
  • Leading and ensuring continuous improvement programs are implemented and tracked, leading team engagement and development, and promoting to, and educating the broader business with regard to Procurement methods and policies.
  • Act as a key senior client relationship lead, establishing and maintaining relevant stakeholder relationships to ensure that they are consulted and informed as appropriate.

What you need to be successful:

  • Tertiary qualifications in commerce / accounting / business
  • 10+ years’ experience in strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, category management and procurement experience,
  • Minimum 5 years leading category and / or supplier management teams
  • Expert influencing, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to Influence and persuade senior stakeholders, build effective on-going business relationships, lead multiple complex high value negotiations and coach negotiation teams
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrable ability in managing teams to deliver on complex projects, coaching and mentoring staff development, delivering outcomes in a time sensitive environment and Project Management / Change Management
  • Demonstrable commercial expertise with a clear understanding of the drivers affecting business. Demonstrates a passion for and a clear track record of delivering commercially astute outcomes.
  • Complex business case development and financial modelling principles to enable critical analysis of Procurement and business-led initiatives.
  • Outstanding presentation skills and strong computer literacy skills
  • Expert-level understanding of category strategy development and its alignment with overall business goals and strategies.

About Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia Group is a major Australian airline group that operates domestic, charter and cargo services, and the award-winning loyalty program Velocity Frequent Flyer. The Group has been a competitor in the Australian aviation landscape for more than 20 years.

2021 is an exciting time for Virgin Australia as our tourism industry begins to recover from the impact of COVID-19. The Group took flight under new ownership last year, with a renewed sense of identity and focus on its mid-market heartland. We are ramping up our flying schedule as border restrictions ease, refreshing our offering to our core customers, and continuing to deliver the uniquely Virgin customer experience Australians know and love.

If you have the skills and experience to work in fast paced, high performing team, please apply!

Advertised: 18 Feb 2021 E. Australia Standard Time

Application close: 26 Feb 2021 E. Australia Standard Time

Brisbane City, QLD

Executive & Strategic Management


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