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Insitu Pacific - Purchasing Specialist

Brisbane, Queensland Job ID 225748688 Category Insitu Post Date Nov. 27, 2023
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Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

About Insitu Pacific

Insitu Pacific delivers industry-leading uncrewed aerial system (UAS) services to Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Our expertise, operational experience, and knowledge has established Insitu Pacific as a key provider of end-to-end advanced multi-domain ISR solutions.

Since 2009, our people, partnerships, suppliers and local flight testing and training facilities have effectively supported defence, commercial and civil customers. We are committed to maintaining and further developing our local supply chains and supporting Australia's sovereign capability as a vital component to a strong Australian defence industry sector.

The Opportunity

The Purchasing Specialist is primarily responsible for assisting the Subcontracts Specialists in identifying and soliciting vendors and conducting purchasing.


  • Assist in the preparation of basic charts and reports for Subcontract Specialists and management to support analysis and management of procurement elements
  • Conduct basic negotiations in consultation with Subcontracts Specialists in relation to buying terms with vendors
  • Ensure completion of required administrative tasks related to buying (writing purchase orders, new item set-up, pricing worksheets, etc.).
  • Support Subcontracts specialists in tasks related to higher-value procurement transactions. Enter data, run queries, perform updates and edit databases for Subcontracts Specialists, management and other customers to ensure data integrity and timeliness.
  • Oversee monitoring and reporting on management of deliveries, including late deliveries, incorrect/partial deliveries, incorrect invoices
  • Prepare and review correspondence with subcontractors and suppliers in regard to commercial issues including performance assessments, risk management, delays and invoicing
  • Perform assigned activities in compliance with procedures and provided systems and tools


To be successful in this role:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks effectively while working to schedule commitments
  • Proven ability to display a positive and flexible attitude, self-motivated and efficient
  • Ability to prioritise work as required with guidance from Senior Subcontracts Specialists
  • Demonstrated skills in successfully negotiating contracts / subcontracts is desirable
  • Understanding of Defence Contracting policies and procedures is desirable

Australia citizenship to meet Australian Defence security requirements.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Female applicants, people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and ex-defence personnel are encouraged to apply.

If you are ready to join an innovative industry leader and would like to register your interest in working for Insitu Pacific, please click Apply Now. The preferred candidate may be selected prior to the advertisement closing.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world’s most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. We are proud members of the Valuable 500 and welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process. Accommodations may include but are not limited to: conducting interviews in accessible locations that accommodate mobility needs, encouraging candidates to bring and use any existing assistive technology such as screen readers and offering flexible interview formats such as virtual or phone interviews.

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Your Benefits

No matter where you are in life, our benefits help prepare you for the present and the future.

  • Competitive base pay and incentive programs.
  • Industry-leading tuition assistance program pays your institution directly.
  • Resources and opportunities to grow your career.
  • Up to $10,000 match when you support your favorite nonprofit organizations.
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