Aug 02, 2022

Procurement Risk Officer

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time

Job Description

  • Join a highly collaborative team

  • Experience flexibility with our hybrid model

  • Permanent role, based in Melbourne

We're REA

An Australian start-up success story we're quietly proud of.

From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we're humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America.

We’re proud to have been named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for 2021. This recognition is a great proof point of our unique and special culture. A culture that is driven by our people, our values, and our commitment to making a difference in the community.

Where the Procurement & Workplace Experience team fits in

The Procurement & Workplace Experience team are passionate about providing value to the REA Group. Whether this is through driving good service and commercial outcomes from our vendors or managing a best-in-class property management and travel and expenses program or, the team have work closely together to deliver consistent outcomes to the business.

What you’ll be doing

The key function of this role is to be the procurement lead for REA’s Supplier Onboarding and Due Diligence process, managing our newly implemented Onetrust platform. You will be responsible for overseeing the issuance of our Due Diligence survey to third parties identified as having the potential of exposing REA to one of the risk triggers. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and maintain the Onetrust platform

  • Guide internal stakeholders through the Supplier Onboarding and Due Diligence process

  • Provide training with an appropriate cadence

  • Identify Suppliers that hit one of the risk triggers

  • Track and monitor progress of all Due Diligence activities, providing up to date reporting to relevant internal stakeholders

  • Be the liaison between the Category Leads and Third Party for additional information and clarification

  • Escalate identified Risks to the relevant internal parties

  • Manage stakeholder expectations throughout the process

  • Further to this, you will champion the Due Diligence process, lifting its profile within the organisation

The role will also be critical in working with the Procurement Leads to develop and maintain appropriate controls for Suppliers, including but not limited to:

  • Supplier onboarding process

  • Government sanctions

  • Modern Slavery Act

  • Supplier governance

  • Code of Conduct

Who we’re looking for

  • Experience across controls and reporting.

  • Bachelor in Business or Commerce or equivalent preferred.

  • Ability to work productively in a fast paced and agile environment - #gsd (see urban dictionary for help).

  • Great interpersonal skills; to engage key stakeholders around the business.

  • Work in or be flexible to work in an agile and fast paced environment.

  • Collaborative team member; provide assistance and support to team members.

  • Someone who embraces change, and responsibility.

  • Self-starter and enthusiastic – you’ll enjoy problem-solving and bringing new ideas to the table.

  • Experience in Procurement Operations or Risk and Assurance is welcome, but not essential.

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise.  It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:

  • Savvy minded and have curiosity to think a little left of field / outside the box

  • A strong and creative communicator

  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills

  • An avid contributor to our inclusive culture - we celebrate different perspectives and all play an active role in creating a sense of belonging

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

We offer:

  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly)

  • A hybrid approach to the future of work -

  • Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers

  • Summer Fridays – time back to focus on your wellness every Friday afternoon from December through to March

  • Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program

  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community

  • Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment

  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday

Oh, and by the way:

At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?