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Category Lead

Aurizon - Brisbane City, QLD

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Location: Brisbane

Remuneration/Benefit: Attractive Salary + Bonus on Offer

Full time permanent position
Supportive culture and values driven environment
Flexible working

We are seeking an experienced procurement lead on a permanent full-time basis to deliver strategic procurement and supply chain fit for purpose outcomes that optimise Aurizon's supply base and improve the overall value proposition. This role will be responsible for Asset Renewals, Contractor Maintenance Services, Wet Hire and Dry Hire; therefore, you will need demonstrated experience in either one or more of these categories to be considered for this position.

About the role:
Accountable for developing and implementing the category strategy and management plan
Responsible for providing end-to-end source to contract expertise, as well as delivering commercial contract and supplier performance management outcomes
Accountable for the supplier relationship and contract management for Tier 1 suppliers
Partner with the business to understand objectives and to identify, mitigate and manage risks associated with procurement and supply chain activities
Identify cost savings and produce tangible procurement, contract management and aggregation benefits
Ensure understanding of and adherence to relevant legislation (Competition and Consumer Act, ACCC etc.), legal principles and corporate policies/procedures
Demonstrated delivery of continuous improvement initiatives utilising highly developed commercial and business acumen
Besides achieving the strategic goals of the Category, this role will coach, mentor and influence the organisation to achieve both strategic and operational goals

About you:
5+ years commercial category management experience in Energy (Mandatory)
Bachelor of Business or another related field (Mandatory) and a nationally recognised professional commercial accreditation (Preferred)
Experience working in a large, complex organization (i.e. ability to operate independently and under pressure, to perform multiple concurrent tasks and responsibilities, and to deal with changing priorities, while maintaining personal effectiveness)
People leadership and performance management skills optimising the team and individuals' performance in a dynamic environment
Ability to think and act strategically, articulate complex matters succinctly to influence, and drive decision making and articulate a business case for change, and to influence relevant stakeholders to deliver that sustainably
High level communication, negotiation and consultation skills that build and sustain productive relationships
Demonstrated experience in analytical thinking and problem solving to define and review analysis of data sets required to measure benefits and performance

What we can offer you:
At Aurizon, we support the development and growth of our employees to reach their full potential. With a National portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with long term and exciting career opportunities. Some of our benefits include:

Development and growth opportunities
Access to female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring programs
Great location in Fortitude Valley with high end refurbished offices (depending on location)
Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, gyms, vehicles and retail brands
Parental Leave Program and Super Booster
As an endorsed WORK180 employer, you can view of policies and benefits here

At Aurizon we believe in connection

It is our ability to connect that strengthens communities, industries and builds economies. It helps to embrace diversity in our workplace and that is the experience we want for everyone. We are building a culture where everyone is seen, heard and valued, because of their diversity. We value inclusion throughout the whole company and encourage you to apply.

About Aurizon

Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 50 ASX company. Each year, we transport more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities, connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets.

We strive for a diverse, collaborative, creative and a high-performance culture that celebrates the contribution of every employee and provide opportunities for career development in a dynamic work environment.

To learn about us and our company values visit www.aurizon.com.au/careers

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited candidates for our roles. Any candidates that may have been sent to our hiring managers that they wish to hire, will be done so at 2% + GST fee with a 100% refund should the candidate leave within 12 months.

Brisbane City, QLD

Manufacturing & Industrial


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