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Sourcing Manager – Raw Materials


  • Permanent full-time opportunity – hybrid and flexible
  • Great company values and culture.
  • Based in Berkeley Vale on the Central Coast of NSW

The Role:

This role is responsible for managing supplier relationships to provide continuity of supply for all raw materials (excluding commodities) whilst ensuring savings and quality targets are achieved. The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Using corporate buying analysis to form strategic partnerships with suppliers to support long term mutually beneficial relationships whilst achieving operational targets.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing, corporate, R&D, marketing, other sourcing managers and material schedulers to understand raw material needs and ensure on time delivery of agreed quality products.
  • Appropriately communicate supply agreements and supplier performance. This will be supported through the maintenance of SAP records including contracts, source lists and information records.
  • Achieve savings targets through value analysis, ethical negotiations, and implementation of supplier integration programs.
  • Monitor and continuously improve supplier performance using corporate appraisal systems whilst building a data base of suitable alternatives via cross functional evaluation.
  • Participate in new product development and project groups to ensure timely launches to budget.
  • Recognise suppliers as a resource and actively seek to maximise benefits for Sanitarium via ongoing management of cost down and supply improvement programs.
  • Harnesses industry and supplier knowledge to implement short-, medium- and long-term strategies that deliver outstanding value whilst leveraging our growing company volumes and reputation as a customer of choice.
  • Work with other Sourcing Managers to leverage like spend across categories and suppliers.
  • Ensure compliance to BRC standards for supplier portfolio.

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, or a related field.
  • Proven experience, a minimum of 3 years in strategic sourcing and procurement, with a focus on raw materials.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to build and maintain effective supplier relationships.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management principles and practices.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally as required.

About Sanitarium & Our Culture:

Sanitarium believes in the potential of every Australian to live well.  That’s why everything we do – from the foods we create, to our role in the community and how we care and develop our staff – is guided by this philosophy. We are Australian owned, and we are also proud to produce some of Australia’s’ most loved products from the favourite Aussie breakfast cereal Weet-Bix, to the nutritious on-the-go liquid breakfast drink UP&GO and the category leader in non-dairy milks, So Good. Not only do we have great products, but we have great teams behind them.  We love what we do, we’re constantly evolving and, where there’s a chance to learn or try something new, we roll up our sleeves.  There’s never a dull moment! We are an organisation driven by our mission, vision, and values.

At Sanitarium we acknowledge that for us to be truly successful and sustainable our people, our values and our philosophy need to be at the forefront of what we do. We are passionate about fostering an environment in which you can flourish and grow, where you feel valued and know that you can make a difference.

The Benefits:

  • Hybrid work arrangement
  • Half-day Fridays
  • Access to a range of workplace health and wellbeing initiatives including an onsite gym
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Staff store and canteen
  • Opportunity to contribute to community initiatives
  • Collaborative and approachable culture

The Recruitment Process:

We are shortlisting and interviewing candidates as applications are received. The selection process will include interviews, online and functional testing as well as Police, medical and reference checking.

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