Permanent role for Category Specialist - Plant & Equipment, Assets, Fleet and Materials.
Work for a leading global multidisciplinary company.
Currently going through a period of growth this client is now looking to take on a Category Specialist for their Plant & Equipment, Assets, Fleet and Materials. The Category Specialist will take a key role in the development of category procurement strategy, goals and savings for the above categories. Working closely with the business you will to set short and mid-term objectives and agree on how value will be measured and delivered. You will drive cost reduction initiatives, take ownership and manage specifications, vendor base and contracts.
Prioritize and manage all strategic sourcing initiatives for managed categories;
Prioritize and conduct analysis
Lead the sourcing process including RFQs, negotiations, and contracting to put in place selected vendors
Ensure quality of internal demand management for managed categories
Research vendor market and identify opportunities resulting from new product offerings and/or market shifts
Develop market intelligence on supply base, own key vendor relationships based on assigned categories and monitor key strategies and vendors
Monitor performance of vendors against contract obligations and serve as a resource to resolve issues/problems
Engage the support of stakeholders using problem solving and proactive communication skills
Ensure clear communication and documentation of delivery requirements and expectations
Accurately forecast total cost benefit opportunities
Develop economic projections on key goods and services affecting the business.
Substantial experience in category management or strategic sourcing and pricing and contract T&Cs negotiations; negotiation aptitude
Strong analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with disparate teams
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong negotiation skills
Strong supplier relationship development and Industry experience preferred
Experience in relevant categories.
This role is a permanent salaried role based in Perth CBD. The base salary on offer is in the region of $135k + super.