Operational Purchasing Team Lead

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 Purchasing Team Lead

This role is an integral part of the Procure to Pay team and will provide ongoing development and support for the Operational Buying team. 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:

  • Oversee non-strategic sourcing events and online pricing
  • Manage process change and implementation across the Operational Buying & Procurement Operation functions
  • Support to internal stakeholders (ie: Category Mangers, Contract Owners, Sourcing Manager, Business Unit Managers)
  • Deliver value for the organisation through governance of purchasing activity compliance, transparency, financial control and efficiency
  • Management of Operational Buyers team
  • Provide business support in all matters related to SAP Ariba


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;

  • Experience leading and directing Purchasing Teams with an eye for improvement
  • Thorough understanding of Purchase to Pay lifecycle including compliance reporting & GST tax law
  • Experience with SAP and Ariba highly desired
  • Excellent ability to liaise with stakeholders across the organisation and understand varied requirements
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and deliver high quality output under time pressure


Discover more… by 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.