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
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.