Operational Buyer

Thinking Careers.    Discover Opal! 

As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we employ more than 4,500 team members across our operations. We manufacture goods that you see, touch and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce.  

We stand for innovation, smart solutions and sustainability and this is an exciting time to join us as we build our own unique culture fuelled by confidence, energy and passion.   


Discover the Opportunity Operational Buyer

This role is an integral part of the Procure to Pay team and is responsible for providing non-strategic buying support across Opal Packaging ANZ.  Key focus areas would be to minimise operational costs, improve the customer experience & increase spend agility.

You will contribute to the success of Opal by:

  • Work with Opal Sites & central Procurement to support non-strategic spend
  • Optimise Opal’s purchasing processes & platforms
  • Site support re purchasing policy/guidelines & system functionality
  • Vendor sourcing & RFP events (non-strategic) & review of adhoc purchase requests over threshold of $30k
  • Supplier Relationship Management of non-contracted spend
  • Assist to identify areas of opportunity for savings across non contracted spend
  • Support in management of Contract master data & online pricing
  • Lockdown of buying channel to avoid risk of leakage


Discover Yourself

We are able to offer a varied career journey with experiential learning gained from cross-functional and lateral moves. We embrace diversity in all its forms and we look for curious individuals who thrive in an environment of change. Specifically for this role, we expect you will have;

  • At least 2 years’ experience and/or sound understanding of procurement  processes within an SAP environment
  • Experience with e-procurement systems Ariba is essential
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills & an ability to work collaboratively to deliver bottom line results
  • Ability to analyse bids from multiple vendors based on total cost of ownership
  • Ability to identify, access & negotiate with suppliers & internal stakeholders
  • Experience in analysing spend data with strong excel skills


Discover moreby visiting our website at www.opalanz.com

For more information please contact Dean Jones on +614 91158351 or jump right in by sending us your CV.