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Category Manager - Procurement And Supply


Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin

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Apply nowJob ID:578167
Job type:Full Time - Permanent
Location:North Ryde, Brisbane, Sydney
Categories:Procurement/Supply Chain

Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Downer has over 100 years’ experience delivering total rail asset solutions for its passenger and freight customers. We have an extensive national footprint with approximately 20 sites across Australia.

Position summary

Our Rolling Stock Services (RSS) business is looking for a Category Manager to support our maintenance contracts and Procurement initiatives. This is a great opportunity to join a market leader and be a driver in some of our key procurement projects. You’ll be working with a team of highly skilled procurement professionals; you’ll drive innovative ways of working and managing change, leading to significant year-on-year savings. The primary purpose of the role is to understand overall customer needs within the category and support the bids team in delivering value to successfully win new business with sustainable EBIT growth, through long term contracts.

You will deliver reduced overall cost and service improvement for our business through the negotiation and management of supply contracts across your category. Also, critical to your success in this position is the management of relationships with key Downer stakeholders and relevant vendors (both existing and potential).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage category strategies to ensure value for money, high levels of service and compliance with procedures and professional best practice
  • Work closely with Procurement Leaders in the delivery of agreed objectives, in-line with the Downer RSS strategic procurement roadmap.
  • To manage contracts at an operational level including management of suppliers and internal customers and to drive improvement initiatives to address under performance.
  • To manage ongoing supplier performance to relevant KPIs and report results back to the business.
  • Establish key strategic alliances with suppliers, coupled with internal stakeholder management of complex relationships with a focus on delivery of cost reduction, cost mitigation and long-term sustainable benefits to the business.
  • Function as a key member of the Procurement Team, supporting essential projects within the Through-Life Support service line, improving quality and reliability of all rolling stock.

Ideally, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • MCIPS preferred combined with an Engineering, Law &/or Finance degree or similar qualifications
  • Experience in procurement category/ contracts and/or a Commercial role will be preferred
  • The ability to lead and manage complex negotiations and improve on supplier performance
  • Proven track record in negotiation, delivering long term sustainable savings
  • Proficient in procurement best practice, with experience in implementing them in a commercial, multinational environment

What we offer:

  • A highly supportive, team environment.
  • A strong commitment to maintaining a Zero Harm environment for all our employees and visitors
  • Competitive remuneration with on-going training and support.
  • An opportunity to work with an ASX Listed Company.

How to Apply:

To apply for this great opportunity please click the APPLY NOW button. For more information about this position please contact Astrid Viegas – Talent & Sourcing Business Partner email astrid.viegas@downergroup.com

Please note applications will not be accepted via email, please apply via the link.

Employment with Downer is subject to a Pre-Employment Medical and on-going drug and alcohol screening 

Downer does not accept anyunsolicited resume referrals from Recruitment Agencies. 

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