Purchasing Officer

  • Beach Energy
Experienced Professionals Supply Chain Management & Procurement

Job Description



  • Dynamic Oil and Gas ASX Listed Company
  • Opportunity to develop your Procurement career
  • Inclusive Office Culture


We are seeking an experienced Purchasing Officer to coordinate and execute the purchasing requirements for the operations division to ensure timely supply of goods and services at lowest total cost and risk within the scope of Beach Energy’s policies and processes. Maximising value from our Contractual Agreements with third party partners will also be a key element of the role.

To be successful in the role, you will need a strong focus on output, and ability to influence and negotiate good outcomes for the business. You will have impeccable stakeholder engagement skills, have a strong desire to achieve, and thrive in a deadline driven environment.  

This is a great opportunity for someone with purchasing, and SAP experience to develop their career by collectively driving efficiencies and value to contribute to the continued growth of the business.

If you are looking for a challenging role in a dynamic and maturing organisation where you are able to build ground up and truly make an impact, this may be the role for you.

The Opportunity
  • Managing Purchase Orders from order placement to payment, ensuring timely supply of goods and services.
  • Reducing and/or containing costs and managing risk to the business within the P2P scope.
  • Keeping master data relating to site information current (SAP materials and vendors, OA, Contracts Data Base and Catalogues).
  • Achieving overall results in line with key performance measurements such as Active Vendors, Spend via Catalogue, Spend without PO and benefits.  
  • Supporting the implementation of new contractual arrangements into systems and across the business.
  • Ensuring compliance to contractual commitment.
  • Managing low value and non-contractual spend to achieve efficiencies and value for money.
More on the Opportunity
  • Supporting shutdown and planned maintenance activities in relation to required purchasing planning and execution.
  • Ensuring P2P processes at site level are maintained, communicated, implemented and fully utilised in accordance with approved and documented procedures and guidelines.
  • Actively supporting the capability in the business through guidance and training.
  • Management of parked or blocked invoices to facilitate “in full, on time” payment of Supplier’s invoices.
  • Managing Supplier performance and relationships.
Selection Criteria

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated purchasing experience
  • Coupa Experience or similar
  • Effective communication skills  
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to act with honesty and integrity at all times
  • Ability to deal with pressure
  • Professional Work Demeanour
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Strong ability to execute      


Desirable selection criteria

  • SAP Experience
  • Experience and in Oil & Gas Industry Projects or Production Operations and Drilling Operations. 
About Beach


Beach Energy is a proud Australian oil and gas company with a strong pioneering history. Formed in 1961 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1962, Beach Energy is an oil and gas exploration and production company that has grown to become Australia’s largest onshore oil producer with a major gas business having operations in South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and New Zealand.

Our portfolio of strategically located oil and gas assets positions us for further growth. Beach Energy’s sensitive approach to the environment, commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate, and sponsorship of local organisations all point to a thriving culture. We are committed to providing a diverse, satisfying and fulfilling workplace for all of our people. We value Safety, Creativity, Respect, Integrity, Performance and Teamwork.

Further information can be found on our website:- http://www.beachenergy.com.au/ 

Please follow the link and upload your resume.

Applications close on Friday 6th December 2019.

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a leading Oil and Gas ASX Listed Company, enjoy an exceptional work environment within a highly experienced team in a highly respected and progressive company.


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