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Procurement Analytics & Reporting Lead

  • LocationParramatta, NSW 2150
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 7 days
    Published on 7 Jan 2022
  • Job no: TEGQR
  • Category: Finance & Business Performance
  • Lead the development of analytical capability that enable Sydney Water to achieve the best possible commercial outcome through Procurement activities and processes
  • Enable effective fact-based decision making through Procurement reporting and dashboard
  • Guide and influence internal stakeholders on the journey to fully implement best-in-class procurement processes
  • Competitive salary package based out of Parramatta with flexible work options

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities. 


About us

We have a proud heritage and a progressive future, providing world class drinking water and beautiful waterways from the mountains to the sea. We see the world is changing so we are changing too. Our people and their jobs are as diverse as the communities we serve.


About the role 

Reporting to the Manager Procurement Effectiveness and managing a team of 4 analysts, this role will see you build, define, and implement analytics capability and reporting regime at Sydney Water.

You will support the delivery of Procurement benefits through best-in-class analytics and reporting that includes but not limited to:

  • Provide research, analytics, insights and reporting support to category management, including the analysis of cost structures, supplier research, market indicators and expenditure opportunities in order to identify alternate supply strategies/suppliers, tender analysis and new products and services.
  • Provide data and analytics to inform business cases, hypothesis development, benefits tracking for tenders and contracts and to support the development of sourcing strategies
  • Provide data and analytical tools and methodologies, including data modelling and statistical analysis techniques to improve Procurement outcomes and support decision making
  • Conduct data gathering, data integration, analysis and the production of reports to deliver regular and accurate reporting of procurement KPIs to all key stakeholders 
  • Proactively prepares analysis and hypothesis-based reports to enable management to effectively challenge costs, evaluate performance and enhance decision-making
  • Provide and support the means of integrating information from various systems in support of overall Procurement reporting

About you

This role will suit someone who is a self-starter with excellent problem-solving abilities, who can demonstrate a solid background in extracting and analysis of data as well as previous experience in managing / leading a team. You will have sound knowledge of Power BI or similar analytical tool as well as procurement processes and system such as SAP Ariba.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Relevant degree qualification/s (e.g. Supply Chain, Data and Analytics, Business) and/or proven role experience deemed equivalent
  • 7+ years’ experience working in procurement analytics and reporting function in a large complex organisation, preferably in a similar organisation or industry sector
  • Demonstrated experience in research, systems, data mining and analytics, modelling and information presentation
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team to build analytical capability and support as well as building Procurement reporting and dashboard
  • Proven ability to identify appropriate data sources including interpreting any underpinning factors affecting data reliability and or accuracy  
  • Demonstrated experience in commercial benchmarking and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the business to deliver assigned tasks while maintaining a degree of functional independence.
  • Proven ability to support the development, articulation and implementation of strategy through business insight and analytical skills

Closing date: Thursday 27th January 2022

Please see the position description for the role’s full accountabilities.

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information, you can contact

Sydney Water welcomes you to apply if you feel you meet the selection criteria. The successful completion of a Criminal History Check and Medical Assessment form part of the application process.

Please advise if you require any adjustments to actively participate in the application and recruitment process.

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

As part of the application process, Sydney Water will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role. We will also use your personal information to establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community. We look at our Talent Community first when new opportunities come up when you apply for a role. Your personal information will be collected in accordance with LiveHire’s TermsPrivacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement – Job Application


  • Closes in 7 days - 27 Jan 2022
  • Published on 07 Jan 2022, 2:14 AM