Reporting to the Manager Procurement Services, the Procurement Pricing Lead sits within the Regional Hub and is responsible for the operational management, of the Procurement Pricing processes through Business Services Management (Onshore and Offshore), E2E Process Management and Service Optimisation.
Leading an offshore team, this role will see you responsible for ensuring the operational fulfilment of Service Levels, Business KPI delivery, enhanced business user and vendor experience, and driving the continuous improvement of services in the Procurement Pricing process areas.
Engage and support offshore service providers to deliver key SLA’s and process accuracy
Maximise returns and reputation by ensuring accurately priced payments to vendors
Actively engage with Procurement category managers to ensure contracts are accurately reflected in Asahi ERP’s
Monitor and manage adherence to agreed service quality and performance requirements; working closely with on-shore and off-shore teams to address gaps in performance
Minimise business disruption through active forward planning with on-shore / off-shore teams
Support the development and execution of the Procurement Pricing process management, continuity, and improvement roadmap
Work towards an aligned Procurement Pricing methodology and process across all Asahi divisions.
Lead and manage off-shore team member/s; motivating them to deliver a service that exceeds our stakeholder expectations
Establish and maintain trusted operational relationships with key business stakeholders and vendors
Partner closely with the on-shore Procurement team, across all categories
Tertiary qualified in Finance, Accounting or related field
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Procurement Services or related field
Experience with direct material category pricing structures desirable
Experience within a similar FMCG environment preferred
Experience working with large, diverse teams and/or stakeholder groups to drive outcomes required (remote team leadership is highly regarded)
Demonstrated ability to deliver business outcomes via 3rd party Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) partnerships
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage stakeholder expectations, negotiating deadlines to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes
Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
Solid vendor governance and service improvement skills
Experience with SAP essential, MS Dynamics ERP system as well is desirable
Why Asahi Beverages?
Asahi Beverages is one of the leading beverage companies in Australia and New Zealand with a rich and varied history. Comprising some of Australia and New Zealand’s most loved brands, the company’s Regional Hub is based in Melbourne with three Business Divisions - Asahi Lifestyle Beverages (formerly Schweppes Australia) and Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) in Australia, and Asahi Beverages NZ in New Zealand. There’s always a great deal going on and opportunities abound for those ready to take them!