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Melinda Rich

Melbourne, Australia
Function: Procurement
Industry: Business Services & Consulting
Category: HR - Generalist
Level of responsibility: Senior
Procurement system: Other

About me section iconAbout me

An accomplished senior executive with extensive experience developed in domestic and international markets in the agribusiness, resources, chemicals and transport sectors. Procurement and supply chain specialist. Experienced with end-to-end procurement and supply chain processes across a wide range of categories, both direct and indirect. Running spend bases from $50M to $250M. Leading large and diverse teams and working as a business partner to deliver major change and transformation projects.

Work experience section iconWork Experience

Various Engineering Roles

Incitec Pivot, Orica

January 1997 - March 2001 (4 years, 2 months) | Brisbane, Sydney
General Manager - Procurement

Greyhound Australia

February 2012 - Present (10 years, 7 months) | Melbourne
Reporting to the CEO, the role is accountable for management of Greyhound’s procurement, contracting, legal, insurance, property and risk portfolios. Outcomes are focused on developing and implementing strategic plans for major categories that are aligned with Greyhound's growth objectives and deliver sustainable savings with more efficient processes. Major initiatives are around fleet, fuel and insurance which are high-spend and high-risk categories for Greyhound. Project Manager for the relaunch of Greyhound Express, working across Operations, Sales, Marketing, Finance and HR to deliver this critical business transformation.
Supply Chain Manager

Orica

June 2011 - September 2011 (3 months) | Melbourne
Reporting to the General Manager – Orica Mining Chemicals, a 4-month interim executive appointment to cover an absence due to long service leave. No internal candidates were suitable to act in the role. The role was accountable for all supply chain activities from manufacturing sites to customer (Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific), including: distribution/logistics, exports, customer engineering and specialty chemicals. Managing a team of 17 people (5 direct reports).
General Manager - Commercial

Hi Fert

August 2009 - October 2010 (1 year, 2 months) | Melbourne
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the role was accountable for all sourcing and supply chain activities on a total spend of $A250M from a global supplier base (China, Middle East, North America, Australia); plus product stewardship, laboratory services, information technology, and human resources. Managing a team of 17 people (5 direct reports).
General Manager - Sourcing

Hi Fert

January 2006 - August 2009 (3 years, 7 months) | Melbourne
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the role was accountable for all sourcing and supply chain activities on a total spend of $A250M from a global supplier base (China, Middle East, North America, Australia); plus product stewardship and laboratory services. Managing a team of 10 people (4 direct reports).
Operations Development Manager

Hi Fert

April 2005 - December 2005 (8 months) | Melbourne
Newly created role reporting to General Manager – Operations. Appointed in the six month period after major changes to Hi Fert’s ownership structure and a significant acquisition, both requiring Hi Fert to deliver 30% volume growth. The role had a troubleshooting focus primarily on supply chain and procurement.
Strategic Sourcing Category Manager

Zinifex

July 2004 - April 2005 (9 months)
Reporting to the Strategic Sourcing Manager, the role was accountable for developing and executing strategy for ‘Services’ and ‘Major Works’ categories, valued at $A200M/year. As well as projects run centrally in the Strategic Sourcing Team, the role required coaching of site personnel on compliance with Zinifex’s procurement processes and procurement best practice.

Education section iconEducation

Queensland University of Technology

Master

2001 - 2004
University of New South Wales

Bachelor

1992 - 1996
Australian Graduate School of Management

General Manager Program

2013 - 2013
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