14 Jun, 2018

Category Specialist - Plant & Equipment

  • Hays
  • Western Australia, Eastern Suburbs Perth

Job Description

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.

Position Requirements

  • 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.

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