Senior Manager, Procurement & Partnerships

Procurement and Partnerships


Full Time, Hybrid

Procurement and Partnerships


Full Time, Hybrid

The Opportunity

  • You are an avid learner and curious problem solver
  • You’re passionate about innovation and digital technology
  • We’re building new solutions that are safe and secure

Let’s start by introducing ourselves

x15ventures is a venture-scaler, powered by CommBank. We build, acquire and invest-in early stage digital endeavours that can directly connect to the Group’s core business. We actively support experienced entrepreneurs, providing guidance and access to our customer base and distribution networks. Together, we’re building the next generation of solutions for 15 million CommBank customers, and pioneering new ways of working as we go.

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Procurement & Partnerships expert. This role will give you an opportunity to explore the innovative world of the start-up ecosystem.

Working in partnership with a cross-functional team of specialists, you will be responsible for building and enhancing an exciting new approach to agile procurement that can enable our venture teams to quickly test, build and run.

Your impact will be in running a critical function that strikes the delicate balance between managing risk but moving at pace – to ensure that new ventures can be enabled from day-1 safely. This function will manage a broad range of third party engagements including a suite of technology services (SaaS providers) and several strategic partnerships.

Your team

This role sits in the core x15 central team which provides oversight and support to the x15ventures portfolio – so that we can manage risk but build, launch and run ventures at pace.

In one exciting place, you will be working alongside experts in technology, cyber security, risk management, legal, marketing & brand, finance and community engagement. It’s cross-functional, and it’s what we need to help build new digital businesses from the ground up.

You will be joining a fun and passionate team who are highly committed to transformative innovation where creativity, thinking outside the box and ‘getting the job done’ is highly valued.

This role reports to the Chief Risk & Operations Officer, x15ventures

Key responsibilities

  • Collaboratively define and drive the overall strategy, vision, and roadmap for third party management.
  • Deliver long term strategic projects to ensure the procurement and partnership function scales and continues to meet the needs of ventures – including designing frameworks and approaches that are suitable for working with modern technology providers (e.g. SaaS tools) that are fundamental to building digital ventures.
  • Focus on the development and execution of category strategies to develop a set of core suppliers and partners across key service areas required to build ventures – so that new ventures can be enabled from day-1 with out-of-the-box services (e.g. development tools, communication tools, digital marketing and analytics).
  • Accountable for key third party partnerships including development and maintenance of relationships, coordinating due diligence, negotiating favourable commercial and legal outcomes and ongoing governance.
  • Provide advice to ventures as they engage their own third parties.
  • Responsible for proactively managing risks associated with third parties.
  • Proactively identify and understand, openly discuss and act on current and future risks.

Your experience

  • Procurement experience including contract negotiation and category management – especially in technology/digital services.
  • Third-party risk experience preferable (i.e. cyber security and operational risk)
  • Financial services experience preferable (including experience in FS regulatory environment and its application to third-parties)

Something to keep in mind

  • We offer flexible work options to support your emotional and mental well-being in the role
  • An inclusive team culture that promotes collaboration and innovation at their core
  • Amazing development and career progression programs to help you grow!

x15ventures is based at South Eveleigh part of the wider technology community at this exciting location so the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas will be endless.

The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority. This means that we require all of our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.

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