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Supplier Communications Lead

About us:
At Bunnings, we believe home improvement should be accessible to everyone. When it comes to working with us, the same applies.

To create a work environment where our team members feel like they belong, we do our best to nurture a supportive culture. Our trust in each other gives us confidence to make an impact in our roles and to our customers.

Our team members are encouraged to lead their own way. Our teams are empowered and encouraged to be accountable for making an impact, no matter how big or small.

In our support offices, we may not quite resemble our iconic green sheds, but working behind the scenes are a team of people that make our stores come to life.

About the role:
The Supplier Communications Lead is tasked with delivering compelling and engaging communication which meets the needs of the Suppliers to Bunnings.

This role will see the Communications Lead create a robust Stakeholder Communication Strategy for Suppliers, as well as deliver the Corporate Affairs Communication Strategy as it applies to the Supplier Engagement.

Our ideal candidate will have previously created communication strategy for suppliers, have outstanding stakeholder management skills, a keen eye for detail, an understanding of crisis management processes, and strong commercial acumen, with understanding of complex industry and reputational issues.

As the Supplier Communications Lead, you can expect to:

– Develop and implement communication strategy/plan for suppliers working across all communication channels
– Ensure relevant communication to all Bunnings’ local, national and international suppliers is clear and consistent
– Work with the Merchandise Team and other internal stakeholders to ensure potential risks are communicated and/or escalated as required
– Work closely with the Supplier Engagement Team to identify reputational risks, including keeping them informed of relevant issues and develop responses as required
– Participate in and report on supplier round-table meetings with core suppliers and senior leaders
– Ensure potential risks are communicated and/or escalated as required
– Communicate potential risks to relevant stakeholders and collect further context as necessary to ensure accuracy of communications
– Contribute to the strategic goals of Corporate Affairs as they relate to suppliers
– Manage the Change Communications process with suppliers

You’ll need:
– A tertiary qualification in Communications, Journalism, PR, Media, or related field
– 5+ years’ communications experience in a commercial, corporate or agency environment
– Proven experience working with/communicating to local, national and international suppliers
– Strong practical and commercial understanding of supplier channels
– Ability to coach key stakeholders and support communication requirements
– Ability to develop and deliver clear, concise communications which resonate across the business and external stakeholders
– Excellent written skills and demonstrated ability to tailor messages specifically for target audience, i.e., suppliers
– High level issues management skills including identification, mitigation, and management processes
– Demonstrated ability to monitor communication channels, identify potential reputational risks and escalate where required, and provide detailed analysis of trends and sentiment
– Strong focus on quality and attention to detail, delivered in a fast-paced environment
– Well organised with strong planning and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to work to tight deadlines
– Experience and understanding of issues and crisis management processes
– Proven ability to identify potential reputational risks
– Strong commercial acumen and understanding of complex industry and reputational risks

Note: This role works across both Australia and New Zealand and will be required to perform regular work out of hours. Some domestic and international travel may be required.

What’s in it for you:
– Competitive salary package
– Team member and partner discount
– 12 weeks paid parental leave for eligible team members
– The opportunity to participate in Wesfarmers Share Plan
– Access to discounted offers from corporate partners
– Ongoing career development and training
– Work in a fun and informal team
– Offers flexibility in an inclusive work environment
– Chances to create a real difference in your community and environment

Retaining an inclusive, family feel while growing into one of Australia and New Zealand largest and most widely recognised brands has come naturally to us and we’d love to welcome you to the family.

External Agencies please note: We request you do not reach out or send unsolicited resumes to HR or any Hiring Managers within the business. Bunnings will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Melbourne 3123



Please send your resume and cover letter to;
Sasha Kinane – TA Partner, Bunnings Australia
0400 971 674


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