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Senior Purchasing Officer

Date:  May 14, 2022

Perth, WA, AU (Australia)


Newmont Australian operations are located in Western Australia and the Northern Territory with roles in operations, projects and exploration. Regional Support is provided from our offices based in Subiaco - close to public transport and with onsite parking facilities.  The world's leading gold company, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities. With operations on four continents, we are honoured to be named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the past five years and the only one listed in the S&P 500 index.

The role

In accordance with internal customer requirements, the Senior Purchasing Officer is responsible for the timely, cost effective procurement and supply of the correct goods and services to NAL mine sites and regional support offices as specified.  The Senior Purchasing Officer is expected to undertake cross-functional duties wherever required to ensure that the section provides a high level of customer service.

In this role, you will

  • Prepare quotations (RFQ) for procurement of goods and services not in scope for Infosys BPM  and ensure that an in depth analysis is undertaken to ensure the correct recommendation is made while complying with site and NAL policy and procedures.
  • Expedite quotations (RFQ’s) as required in accordance with Purchasing Department Procedures.
  • Negotiate and place Purchase Orders / Service Orders not in scope for  Infosys BPM provider, ensuring ordering process conforms to ERP system and Supply policy and procedures.
  • All PO Expediting activities will be performed by the BPO provider. However, Newmont’s Purchasing Officers (on-shore) will  be responsible for ensuring expediting of Hotshots or emergency requirements related to their Purchasing Group, Also  that the end-user is properly informed of any changes on related PO’s. 
  • Resolve delivery, pricing and/or quality issues with vendors and internal customers as they arise.
  • Liaise with Expediting Team, End-Users, and Suppliers to ensure PO/SO are transmitted to suppliers, updated in Newmont ERP, and related stakeholders are aware of any change regarding original conditions/expectations of related Purchase Requisitions.   
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve the performance of suppliers to allow the realisation of customer service expectations.
  • Increased due diligence of Purchase Orders (PO) and Service Orders (SO) for improving performance management (e.g. ensure that relevant PO/SO  are linked with an OA, that formal contracts are in place, update service orders with link, review charges in detail for compliance as per OAs, etc.) and compliance with Newmont Procurement Standard, Supplier Management Standard and other related standards in Newmont 
  • Perform periodic data analyses (monthly, quarterly, etc.) on multiple process improvement areas, such as: analysis of DP spend that could be added as stock items, improve identification, development and management of local-local suppliers, analysis of service orders review for clean-up and close-out, vendor master-file review and clean-up, etc.
  • Provide after-hours assistance via participation in the Supply Chain call out roster when required.
  • Ensure that a complete audit trail of all procurement activities is adhered to. 
  • Identify commonly procured direct purchases with a view to cataloguing and adding to existing Outline Agreements (OA).
  • Assist and coach other purchasing officers as required to achieve SCM performance objectives.                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Other duties which are deemed to be reasonable to this position and are in accordance with the incumbent’s qualifications and experience, as assigned by the P2P Manager.

The person

  • Experience in a purchasing role preferably in mining and resources, commensurate with this position.
  • Negotiation skills commensurate with the position.
  • Advanced PC skills and computer literacy with respect to MS Office Suite Products
  • Sound knowledge of ERP system 
  • Sound knowledge of dangerous goods legislation


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


More About Newmont

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