Purchasing Officer


As the sun rises across our five regions, toilets flush, showers flow, water bottles are filled and coffee is brewed…

At Urban Utilities, we provide drinkable, clean and accessible water to over 1.5million households across the greater Brisbane region every second of every day, and effortlessly remove it too.

As an essential service to the community, every Urban Utilities employee is a valued member of our collective team and contributes to the achievement of our purpose: to enrich quality of life.

Current 4 month opportunity for a Purchasing Officer!

The Purchasing Officer ensures goods and services are procured efficiently and effectively by building relationships with staff and suppliers, providing expert knowledge on purchasing processes, procurement governance and contractual agreements.

We are looking for the following Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to process high volume transactions accurately
  • Experience or demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to corporate systems, processes and PC packages.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritise work
  • Self-managed with a drive to develop knowledge and skills
  • Ability to undertake tasks according to compliance rules and standards
  • Proven ability to be able to provide high quality customer service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate price and terms of purchase
  • Coach and guide staff on process, solutions and governance

Does your knowledge and experience include:

  • Proven knowledge of the Procure to Pay process is essential
  • Knowledge of warehousing and inventory desirable
  • Knowledge of purchasing compliance requirements
  • 2 years’ experience in a purchasing role or equivalent
  • Knowledge of procurement process and governance desirable
  • Experience in following procedures and reporting to auditors

Sound like the role for you? If you’re interested in joining a great team in a forward-thinking organisation apply now!

Applications close Monday 23rd November 2020 – this is a band 4 role.

For more info contact the Talent Team careers@urbanutilities.com.au

Purchasing Officer PD V04.pdf


Advertised: 16 Nov 2020 E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 23 Nov 2020 E. Australia Standard Time