Procurement Specialist

Merivale is still on the lookout for top talent to join Sydney’s best hospitality venues. We have amazing opportunities across the business at multiple levels and in all venues from our pubs to hatted restaurants and the Head Office. This is an exciting time to be part of the Merivale family as we continue to grow, with new openings coming online in the next few months. We are actively recruiting and want to hear from you today!  


We are in search for a passionate Procurement Specialist to join our Head Office. 


The Role
In this exciting and busy role which will see you assist in analysing, developing and implementing procurement / sourcing strategies to help deliver the best products and services to our customers in venue.  You will be looking to identify and drive cost savings and supplier improvement initiatives, with the goal of delivering improved results to Merivale Operations and Venues.


This role will see you working across our supply and services sector giving you the ability to make some big impacts across our business. 

Reporting to the Senior Procurement Specialist, your key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Lead sourcing activity through direct negotiation and formal RFP processes
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts in line with our standard purchasing agreement
  • Managing & mitigating Supply Chain risk
  • Facilitate measurements and maintain KPI measures for relevant vendors
  • Conducting spend data analyses to establish cost baselines and help determine best opportunities for sourcing initiatives.
  • Manage supplier relationships, including supplier performance reviews and non-conformance
  • Developing buying guides / catalogues to enable venues to be self sufficient
  • Conducting market research, supplier research and supplier prequalification & evaluation to ensure adherence to business requirements and capability to meet present or future business needs.
  • Resolving issues e.g. invoice, delivery, quality problems with suppliers and A/P, Ops and end users.
  • Identifying continuous improvement opportunities to product and service specifications
  • Creating and maintaining tools to track savings and progress of projects.
  • Engaging with internal stakeholders to ensure business needs are being prioritised & met, identify and quantify trade-offs between cost, quality and service.


The Essentials
To be successful in this position, you will also have the following skills, knowledge and attributes:

  • 4-5 years' experience within a similar role, experience within hospitality would be a bonus but is not essential
  • Experience with procurement, contract management, competative price analysis and supplier management within a complex environment
  • Change management skills
  • Strong commercial and critical mindset
  • Strength in business partnering and ability to communicate effectively to stakeholders and suppliers
  • A ‘Can do’ attitude with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to manage to a timeline and juggle multiple tasks
  • A sense of humour and a team orientated mindset
  • A passion for food and beverages and keen to be part of our team.


The Reward 

As part of our Merivale Family you’ll be joining a team where individuality means everything – we want you to bring your authentic self to work. In return, you will be provided with fantastic personal development opportunities, a strong and supportive team environment and incredibly generous discounts and benefits – including free lunch in our venues and discounts for you and your mates when you’re not working. 


If you’re looking to excel in your career in procurement, please apply today by submitting your resume for review and we will be in touch. 


Merivale is looking forward to a strong and bright future, this includes being a registered ‘COVIDsafe’ organisation. Keeping the health & safety of our guests and employees is at the forefront of how we operate, and under the directive of the Government, we will continue to maintain a ‘COVIDSAFE’ environment for all. 

(Please note only suitable applicants’ that have the right to work in Australia will be contacted.) 

Job Segment: Procurement, Supply, Buyer, Market Research, Change Management, Operations, Marketing, Management