Purchasing and Finance Officer

• Part time role (3 days spread over 4 days per week)
• ERP experience similar to Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) and Paramount Workplace requisition desirable
• Generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per annum

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) is a leader in the development of experimental and breakthrough cancer treatments. We investigate and develop treatments for cancers of the breast, bowel, lung, melanoma, prostate, liver, gastrointestinal tract and brain. ONJCRI is integrated within the ONJ Cancer Centre, with research laboratories only metres away from where patients are cared for and receive treatment. This inspires and enables the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into clinical trials leading, to new and better cancer treatment.

About the position

We are currently looking for a self-motivated and highly organised Purchasing and Finance Officer to join our friendly team. You will be responsible for providing superior customer service to the researchers and support staff of ONJCRI to ensure that their purchasing needs are met in an effective and timely manner.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Responsible for processing of the ONJCRI’s purchase orders, including placing orders, reviewing the orders, printing of supporting documentation and responding to queries in relation to orders/delivery from internal and external parties.
  • Responsible for processing delivery documentation including matching purchase orders to delivery dockets and recording in the purchase order system.
  • Liaising with vendors for improved turnaround times.
  • Assessing requisitions and batching orders for cost reduction on freight charges.
  • Maintain ongoing adequate supplies of stock within the storeroom and undertake stocktake processes including usage analysis reports.
  • Maintain and update inventory data including product information and pricing in purchasing software.
  • Assist in negotiations on pricing and monitoring of expenditure.
  • Liaison and requisition of goods from Austin Health stores.
  • Ordering all office stationery.
  • Booking of couriers.
  • Provide support for the administration area as necessary.

About you

We are looking for a person with a proven track record of meeting deadlines in a highly efficient and proactive manner. Demonstrated experience in a purchasing/finance support role is required as is the capacity to learn new processes and skills. A strong attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills and sound organisational and time management skills are a must! Experience with Great Plains Accounting Software and Paramount Workplace Requisitions system would be considered highly advantageous.

To apply:

To apply, forward your cover letter and CV with 2 referees and quoting reference number ONJCRI-065/2021 to Tom Witkowski, Assistant Laboratory Manager, at jobs@onjcri.org.au

Due to anticipated high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.