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Head of Technology, Group Procurement

Head of Technology, Group Procurement

Req ID:  27725
Department:  Global Sourcing (CN7929977)
Division:  Enterprise Finance (T87000)
Job Family:  Banking / Core (default)
Location:  Melbourne


  • An exciting opportunity to work in a hybrid setup
  • Join an organisation that prides itself on diversity of people and thought
  • Melbourne based preferred but open to candidates in Sydney or Brisbane

About the role

As Head of Technology, Group Procurement, you help shape the future of end-to-end category management, enable the ANZ businesses to unlock value from their most critical supplier partnerships and lead a team of category managers to focus on strategic priorities.  You will work alongside senior stakeholders in our Technology division to bring data-driven insights, commercial thought leadership and adaptive solutions to some of their most pressing and complex challenges. 


This role sits within the global category management leadership team.  You will be responsible for overseeing delivery across strategic sourcing, commercial contract management and supplier relationship management practice groups, whilst implementing leading practice processes.  You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively across different business groups to understand the forces that are driving disruption within our industry, creating value through new sourcing opportunities and helping our business leverage external capability through our technology supplier ecosystem.

What will your day look like

  • Helping Technology determine the optimal business or commercial strategies or options to help deliver their objectives
  • Capability building: helping your extended global team come together effectively, develop their ability to bring well thought out commercial approaches and leverage our operating model
  • Act as a procurement sponsor and coach category managers on major deals and relationships, driving alignment around agreed objectives and ensure strong strategy to execution
  • Stay abreast of regulatory, industry and supplier trends regarding the Tech portfolios and build relationships externally and internally to understand leading practice, innovations and market disruptions
  • Lead the procurement planning cycle with technology and help drive the productivity and cost benefits agenda on behalf of procurement, bringing informed market insights to improve decision-making
  • Establish and role model strong management and process disciplines to govern key controls across the sourcing and contracting lifecycles, promoting hygiene and ensuring that resources are allocated to the right activities
  • Build trusted relationships with key Business and Functional stakeholders, and broker relationships for other teams who have like stakeholders across the business – be seen as a trusted advisor
  • Support the Supplier Relationship Management COE drive capability improvement across key supplier accounts and internal stakeholders
  • Lead behavioural and cultural change through a supportive, collaborative and highly inclusive environment where team members feel supported, respected and engaged

What will you bring?

To grow and be successful in this role, you will ideally bring the following:

  • Significant professional experience in strategic consulting, planning or procurement role with plenty of exposure to technology
  • Problem Solve within highly complex and ambiguous situations
  • Exceptional team building and communication skills
  • Proven track record of influencing stakeholders and relationship building at senior levels in large organisations
  • Strong commercial acumen with ability to analyse cost vs risk trade-offs, shape deal economics
  • Resilience and temperament to stay calm and thrive under pressure while staying focused on outcomes
  • Experience managing global, diverse teams

So, why join us?

ANZ is a great place to grow. We know our people look to their leaders to understand what is and isn’t valued.


Developing a growth mindset is at the heart of our culture. It means we actively encourage people to try new things so we can improve. With effort, we can all learn and grow.


We ask our leaders to practice daily leadership behaviours – things like connecting with empathy, empowering people, growing people selflessly, being curious and creating shared clarity. These are the leadership behaviours we need to transform ANZ. We support our leaders with tools, tips and online coaching.


ANZ recognises the value of an inclusive and diverse work environment. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from diverse candidates. If you are a candidate with a disability, let us know how we can provide you with additional support.


Our recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.



We work flexibly at ANZ and encourage you to talk to us about how this role can be flexible for you.

Job Posting End Date

31/01/2023image, 11.59pm, (Melbourne Australia)

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