Senior Business Analyst, Strategic Procurement

Macquarie University
December 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:$133,989 - $141,514
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• Salary Package: $133,989 - $141,514 (HEW 9), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading • Appointment Type: Full-time, Continuing • Location: Macquarie University, Wallumattagal campus (North Ryde)


The Strategic Procurement team are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Business Analyst to join our team. Reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer you will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with the Chief Procurement Officer on the development of objectives, strategies and plans aimed at achieving stakeholder and supplier satisfaction and the efficient use of suppliers and resources;

  • Partner with key stakeholders to assess business needs and shortcomings to inform decision making, process improvements and development of innovative procurement and category management strategies, polices and processes;

  • Analyse and evaluate finance, purchasing and reporting systems and structures with the purpose of improving the University's ability to analyse and report on modern slavery, sustainability, corporate and supplier governance;

  • Lead the thought process and facilitate discussion on finance, purchasing and reporting systems as they relate to finance, procurement, auditing, and process efficiency at all levels of the organisation with the purpose of improving category management to achieve savings and minimise risk within the University supplier portfolio;

  • Review organisational structures, identify process efficiencies and recommending solutions for the establishment of category management and contract governance function/s or structures;

  • Maintain and critically evaluate databases to interpret a wide range of supplier and organisation information, including developing reports, forecasts to inform procurement planning and decision making, recommendations on processes, workflows, purchasing, data analytics, and category management;

  • Review operating procedures such as ProcureRight, Travel Right and ContractRight; Report and Analyse departures from procedures and advise Faculty and Business Unit heads to ensure compliance to minimise financial and reputational risks; recommend improvements to operating procedures;

  • Lead the research and analysis of supply market to determine market segmentation, trends, issues, maturity, risks, and relative organisational positions to identify opportunities and inform sourcing strategies and identify commercial opportunities;

  • Build pricing models for the purposes of requests for tender; evaluate pricing submissions and provide financial and corporate viability recommendations;

  • Identify, manage, and provide advice on political, commercial, contractual, operational, financial, reputational, ethical and supply chain risks to meet organisation obligations and maximise business opportunity and minimise financial (category management and strategic procurement) and reputational (modern slavery, ESG, corporate governance) risks;

  • Develop reports and dashboards for the effective management of supplier performance, track and report on benefits delivered and identify appropriate metrics to identify risks and compliance issues and supplier performance;

  • Gather and document procurement requirements in preparation for multiple market approaches for services to meet organisational and government priorities and provide advice and guidance across the University to maximise engagement in support of University, Finance and Procurement objectives;

  • Ensure the logistics and transparency of response evaluation is coordinated, compliant, and meets timelines;

  • Comply with relevant EEO and WHS regulations;

  • Perform any other duties as required and appropriate for this classification.


    You will be tertiary educated and will bring to this role your ability to translate data into tangible actions. You will thrive on a challenge and have an innate ability to juggle multiple priorities. You will understand what it means to be ready busy and how to triage and prioritise activities. You are a problem solver and a great listener and communicator.


    Strategic Procurement at Macquarie University is an organisational function that continuously improves and re-evaluates the procurement and sourcing activities at the University. Our procurement framework is based on three fundamental principles: trust, empowerment, and accountability. We aim to make our policies, processes, models, and systems as simple as possible given the constraints of our operating environment and the probity and governance principles under which we conduct our business. Procurement at Macquarie University is centrally led with its Strategic Procurement function designed to be an advisory service. It is responsible for ideation, creation, delivery and continuous improvement of procurement related policies and frameworks in support of achieving the University's strategic objectives.

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    To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet to the selection criteria below:

  • Degree in finance, economics, supply chain management, business or equivalent and/or substantial relevant experience;

  • Expert knowledge of Sourcing and Procurement, including assisting in development of objectives, strategies and plans to achieve stakeholder and supplier satisfaction and effective use of suppliers and resources;

  • Expert knowledge and experience in the application of procurement frameworks, including strategic sourcing, tendering, contracting and supplier management;

  • In depth knowledge and experience in the development of reporting, spend models and dashboards to identify risks, compliance issues and supplier performance;

  • Working knowledge and understanding of commercial drivers and risk mitigation strategies;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with experience in building and maintaining professional and collaborative relationships with colleagues, clients and internal/external stakeholders;

  • Extensive experience in end-to-end supplier management, including developing reports/forecasts to inform procurement planning and decision making, recommendations on processes, workflows, purchasing, data analytics, and category management;

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate procurement and complex concepts and to provide advice and train business stakeholders to undertake these processes;

  • Well-developed self-management skills, including task prioritisation and excellent attention to details;

  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, FinanceOne, Basware or similar.

  • This position requires a criminal history check.

    Specific Position Enquiries: Natalie Budovsky, Chief Procurement Officer at [email protected]

    General Enquiries: Emma Todd, HR Consultant at [email protected]

    Applications Close : Friday, 1 December 2023 at 11:59am (AEDT)

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    01/12/2023 11:59 PM

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