14 Jun, 2018

Category Specialist - Services Contracts

  • Hays
  • Western Australia, Inner Suburbs Perth, Perth Region

Job Description

Category Specialist - initial 6 month role with mining giant - services contracts - immediate start

This global mining giant is looking for a Category / Contracts Specialist to provide end to end category management in their mining services space.

You will work collaboratively across Supply (Region, Global and across sub-functions) and operational stakeholders across Australia to develop and execute category strategies


  • Delivering sustainable, realised total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction through developing and executing category strategies.
  • Engaging with Contract Principals & Specialists to ensure local context & current contract performance is considered.
  • Ensuring category strategy alignment to global category strategies for monitored categories
  • Delivering or supporting strategic sourcing.

A core focus of this role will be providing value leadership through:

  • Developing a working understanding of the category including technical knowledge, demand analysis, spend analysis and market dynamics
  • Validating and valuing opportunities in order to set targets, prioritise activities and effort
  • Driving collaboration by leading and/or participating in cross-functional teams to identify and execute opportunities to reduce
  • Effective communication of strategies to all levels of internal stakeholders, from senior leadership to frontline operations
  • Developing sourcing strategies using best practice
  • Executing sourcing strategies, developing negotiation strategies and leading negotiations with suppliers
  • Developing and driving implementation plans that ensure value is sustainably captured.

It is essential you have experience in the above areas for this role. Initially offered on a 6 month agency basis, there is always the possibility of more long-term work and development for the right person. You must be able to start at short notice.

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