Category Specialist

Category Specialist


Working for a leading mining Company the role of Category Specialist has the primary responsibility for Category Management.  This includes establishing the strategy, sourcing and overseeing the development of commercial agreements, through the tendering, negotiation and management of Agreements.

You will be required to construct a sourcing strategy, evaluate tender proposals and then execute the contract for contracts varying from projects from $250K up-to $20M.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Development of Category plans and sourcing strategy
  • Execution of Strategic Sourcing Activity
  • Contract governance and management including development and achievement of commercial outcomes
  • Providing Procurement and Category Management leadership including the development of key relationships
  • Develop and maintain category strategy
  • Monitor the supply market for market trends and procurement process improvements
  • Develop strategies for engagement models such as selective tendering, direct negotiations, early contractor engagement, partnerships and alliances
  • Monitoring or engagement in Contract negotiations, ensuring the company's benefits are properly represented in the outcomes
  • Management of key vendors and contracts



To be successful in this role:

  • Tertiary qualifications with Procurement, Business, Commerce or Law and experience in developing and managing medium to large scale sourcing and contract negotiations. 
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience - mining preferred
  • Sound knowledge in Category Management with the ability to understand the scope of the contract 
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • High degree of initiative
  • Self-driven/motivated


You will also need excellent communication and interpersonal skills including strong written skills and have the ability to interact proactively with all levels of the organisation and external stakeholders.  High attention to detail, superior time management and organisational skills and the ability to take ownership of the role are also key requirements.

A competitive remuneration package is on offer.
Kellie Horton
0400888837
  • Category: Management, Operations & Support Services
  • Location: Sydney
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time

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