Technology Lead (Supply Chain & Procurement)

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 


We are currently embarking on some exciting integration activities in order to deliver a best-in-class centralised supply chain and procurement function to support our six operating divisions.    In building our Centre of Excellence capability we are now looking to appoint a Technology Lead to manage the development of the Supply Chain & Procurement technology road-map.    Providing the all-important interface between the Supply Chain organisation and our Group IT function you will be responsible for;


  • Driving the delivery of Technology enablers required for the successful execution of the Supply Chain & Procurement strategy
  • Advising the business on the technical aspects of the enablers including presenting option analysis, vendor selection and relationship management with key technology partners.  
  • Evaluating and Supporting decision making processes relating  to technology selection, existing product upgrades and contract renewals in line with strategy and technology road-map.
  • Managing technical aspects of solution build, testing and implementation including the relationship with system integrators and technical vendors and ensuring  alignment between Group IT requirements and the proposed solution
  • Providing thought leadership on enabling technology and emerging trends and their applications for Opal 


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 10 years prior experience implementing Supply Chain and Procurement Technologies.   Our primary tools are SAP and Ariba and your learnings from a variety of technologies will be well regarded.
  • Previous experience in having developed a Technology roadmap/strategy and demonstrated practical knowledge of delivering technical projects
  • Strong influencing capability and the ability to engage non-technical stakeholders; able to convert technical information into business relevant communications.
  • Previous experience in a highly matrixed, complex organisation with plenty of cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline



Discover more… by contacting Kathy Head on 0418494015 or jump right in by hitting the apply button now.







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