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Category Manager - Early Learning Resources

Goodstart Early Learning - Murarrie, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Role: Category Manager – Early Learning Resources

Location: Murarrie, Brisbane (WFH regularly)

Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent

We’re Goodstart

At Goodstart, we’re all about laying the foundation for better lives through amazing early learning experiences, and we know that we can’t do that without great people!

From our centre directors to centre teams, we work together to make a real difference for children in those crucial early years.

Safety, health and wellbeing are more than just words to us, they are a personal commitment and a promise we make to our children, our families and each other every day.

We’re Goodstart – a not-for-profit with a vision for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life.

Goodstart has an amazing opportunity for a Category Manager, Early Learning Resources to join our team on a full time, permanent basis.

The supply of quality resources to Goodstart remains integral to the overall provision of early learning and care provided to Children whose families entrust Goodstart every day with the responsibility of providing quality early learning to their Children. Quality is at the forefront of everything that Goodstart implements and undertakes from its practice through to the development of new purpose-built facilities and the expansion of its network.

Given the complexity, diversity and scale of Goodstart portfolio, the role will facilitate and lead all negotiations with providers of resources, within Australia and offshore on behalf of Goodstart with a view to developing an alternate, cost effective supply chain for all early learning resource and furniture requirements. You will also ensure that the business requirements are met in terms of quality, budget and timing and will be ultimately responsible for the end to end procurement activities across the category of spend.

The successful applicant will be required to understand and meet the strategic goals of the organisation through the implementation of an innovative strategy to introduce quality resources, cost effective open ended, non-descript furniture items accompanied and supported by best practice sourcing management processes and systems.

Your Impact

  • Develop, lead and execute onshore and offshore negotiations and sourcing strategies based on market research and intel
  • Analysis to optimise value for money outcomes and meet stakeholder needs and expectations
  • Identify and manage commercial, contractual, operational, ethical and supply chain risks to minimise negative impacts on category objectives while encouraging opportunity and innovation
  • Lead negotiations on high impact, complex supply arrangements and contract issues to deliver better outcomes
  • Manage the existing warehouse relationship and distribution of existing product through the epurchasing platform
  • Develop a local and international sourcing model for early learning resources that identifies savings through a direct supply chain model and that also encompasses continuous improvement and new resources to assist with the development of children’s learnings.
  • Coordinate international shipping and local distribution as required.
  • Coordination of budgets, budget adjustments and spend reports.

You’ll help achieve this by
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the early years sector negotiating offshore supply arrangements, sourcing and Customer Management.
  • Minimum of 5 years working within the Retail Early Years Resource and furniture space
  • Previous experience in negotiating with suppliers and manufactures globally
  • Previous experience in procurement of efficiencies (cost and end-to-end sourcing)
  • Flexibility to undertake domestic and international travel is essential.

What Goodstart Can Offer You
  • Work for a company that has an aspiration to be globally recognised for early years practice and learning outcomes
  • Gain significant investment in your growth and development with support, tools, training and experiences that will truly enhance the progress and outcomes for children in their earliest years.
  • Be a part of a team and work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, inclusion and purpose
  • Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income to increase take home pay
  • Access to discounted childcare (up to 15%)
  • Flexible work arrangements giving you choice about when and how work will be done in order to better manage your work and non-work needs
  • Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA
  • Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more….

How To Apply
  • Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application (please do not e-mail your application to this e-mail address, please apply directly through our website to be considered for this position).
  • If you would like a copy of the position description, please contact Alysse Giudice - agiudice@goodstart.org.au

Closing date- 9am Monday the 21st of June or earlier if a suitable applicant is identified

Supporting our people and protecting our children

We are an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We support and encourage individual growth and strong teams that are made up of many different cultures and backgrounds.

We are deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel connected and a strong sense of belonging. By weaving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives through all that we do, we aim to build knowledge and a deeper understanding of our First Nations People and culture for all in our team

Posting Notes: MURARRIE, BRISBANE || QLD || Australia (AU) || Property || SF:LI || No Early Childhood Qualification || Full-Time

Murarrie, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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