Category Specialist

Job Title: Category Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Perth, Australia
Salary: $68 - $72 per hour
Start Date: 2019-05-07
Reference: BH-107828
Contact Name: Ben Hyland
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 08, 2019 08:18

Job Description

The Role:

Participates in and may lead the development and execution of sourcing initiatives. Develop and execute sourcing strategies in alignment with applicable market sector and commodity strategies.
The role includes understanding the local business objectives and desired outcomes, engaging internal customers, understanding options and risks associated with supply chain activities, building supplier relationships in order to achieve superior supplier performance, negotiating commercial terms to deliver best value solutions, and the measurement/reporting of the value delivered.
Accountable for:
  • Working with the relevant market sector and commodity managers to implement sourcing processes to ensure delivery of business plans and market sector/commodity strategies
  • The development of sourcing strategies in alignment with applicable market sector / commodity strategies and specific business objectives (both local and global)
  • Understands business requirements for third party goods and services
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of relevant supply market places
  • Engaging the business and provide guidance on PSCM process and risk management
  • Manages supplier relationships, engagement and involvement
  • Leading the full sourcing process which includes development of scope, supplier selection, commercial negotiation, and contract execution
  • Provides on-going contract cost management and risk assessment
  • Championing and supporting the deployment of the appropriate purchase to pay solution
  • Ensuring the PSCM common processes are implemented, used and continually improved
  • Coaching less experienced PSCM staff
  • Participating in company networks, sharing information, best practices and lessons learned
  • Interfacing where relevant with the Indirect Procurement Operations Centre
  • Effective utilization of IP Procurement Operations Centre to deliver sourcing activities
  • Work closely with Service Delivery Leads and Service Delivery Coordinators to assure sourcing delivery to the business stakeholders.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Hold a minimum of 2-3 years experiencxe as a Category Specialist
  • Be confident in running workshops
  • Have excellent skills using Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Have relevant industry experience, Oil & Gas is preferable but not neccessary
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills in English