Purchasing Officer

Vacancy number • PUB405980

Purchasing Officer

  • Perth
  • Closes March 3
  • 40 hours
  • Other

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About this job

  • Industry: Mining
  • Area of expertise: Cost Control & Procurement
  • Location: Perth

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Other


Our client, a prominent Tier 1 mining company based in Perth, is seeking a highly skilled Purchasing Officer to join their team on a 6-month contract. As a key player in the mining industry, this organisation is committed to excellence and innovation.

About this role

As a Purchasing Officer, you will report to the Purchasing Supervisor and play a crucial role in delivering procurement services for the Customer Group. This includes purchasing and expediting goods and services in accordance with established policies and procedures to optimize price, delivery, and terms.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Purchase and expedite materials, parts, supplies, equipment, and services while adhering to established purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Identify cost-competitive and reliable suppliers, issuing requests for quotations and leveraging RFQ opportunities.
  • Analyze commercial benefit initiatives in new capital, sustaining capital, maintenance programs, and operational spend under direction.
  • Ensure all goods and services are ordered and received according to specifications.
  • Ensure correct costing of materials.
  • Consistently meet the Customer Group's needs regarding the provision of purchasing services.


  • Relevant experience in a similar commercial purchasing/buyer role, preferably within the mining and resources sector.
  • Demonstrated understanding of materials and inventory management, as well as services buying, including commercial and legal terms.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of purchase-to-pay and logistics processes, with experience in the supply of both goods and services.
  • SAP experience.
  • Team orientation and ability to adapt quickly.
  • Ability to handle multiple and highly complex tasks and activities that contain financial and operational risk.
  • you must be currently based in Australia with unrestricted right to work to be considered for this role


  • Tier 1 Mining business
  • $36 per hour + super
  • CBD location
  • 6 month contract - possible extension
  • Salary sacrificing, Novated Leasing, EAP, Hotel/Gym/Insurance discount

Brunel in the United States

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which specialises in connecting highly skilled workers with projects and organisations throughout Australasia and around the world. Operating locally since 1997, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 45 countries, 120 offices and 45 years of successful operation.

At Brunel, we believe that safety is not just a priority, but a value that is integral to our company culture at all levels of our organization.

  • We establish measurable objectives and targets, consistently reviewing our activities, risks, legal obligations, and performance.
  • Brunel Americas is a proud member of Houston Business Roundtable, & Utah Safety Council, and a participant of ISNetworld RAVS Plus Audit.
  • Brunel consistently utilizes performance measuring and monitoring. This includes meticulous record keeping and routine inspections.

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While compensation is important, finding the right cultural fit is equally crucial. At Brunel, our longstanding cultures and values have contributed to a positive employee experience, which is why some candidates have chosen to stay with us for 30 + years.

  • Our values are at the center of everything we do –Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Results-driven, & Passion for people.
  • Brunel is committed to an inclusive workforce and we understand that Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are essential for a successful working culture, business, and community. Thus, Brunel takes both a global and regional approach to DE&I.

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At Brunel, we prioritize candidate’s career abilities and needs even before the hiring process begins.

  • With open lines of communication and a dedicated team assigned to every contractor, we strive to make every employee experience with us as easy and seamless as possible.
  • Our contractors create and maintain lasting industry relationships that can be leveraged throughout their career.
  • We prioritize employee needs in order to build strong partnerships that support our employees’ long-term professional success and development.

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Michael Shirley is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number: PUB405980