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Specialist – Corporate Services

Rio Tinto - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Mining, Oil & Gas
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Category Specialist – Global Indirect Procurement

  • A great opportunity to join Rio Tinto as a key member of our Global Indirect Procurement Team – based in Brisbane
  • Be part of a dynamic and passionate global procurement team dedicated to delivering maximum commercial, social and operational value
  • This role requires a proactive, self-motivated individual that can apply their strong commercial acumen, analytical and interpersonal skills to contribute to the growth and prosperity of the Rio Tinto business

About The Role

We are looking for a Category Specialist to join our Global Indirect Procurement team to support the development of sourcing and category strategies.

This role is a great opportunity to deliver value by providing safe, efficient and effective category management services to the Rio Tinto Group businesses and functional operations. Reporting to the Principal Advisor Corporate Services Global Procurement.

You will
  • Maintain the highest standard of health and safety performance by implementing a personal safety plan, exhibit behaviours consistent with zero tolerance, leading by example with colleagues, team members and suppliers and acting in accordance with RTP HSE Policies
  • Drive ‘Safety’ into the contract and procurement processes in order to meet and exceed minimum Rio Tinto Business Unit and Rio Tinto safety standards.
  • Support the development of stakeholder engagement plans to help formalise effective and collaborative relationships with a broad and varied group of global business units.
  • Work with key stakeholders to support the delivery of key strategic initiatives.
  • Research and update knowledge of relevant categories and sub-categories to identify opportunities for improvement within the category based on industry and market research, organisational priorities, supply chain risk and commercial opportunities.
  • Work with complex data sets and the data warehouse team to perform comprehensive data analysis, commercial modelling and produce meaning category and business insights.
  • Provide input into category reviews to support the development of category management strategies for Corporate Services that deliver commercial and operational excellence to Rio Tinto’s global operations.
  • Work closely with sourcing specialists, legal, finance and other business partners to support an efficient end to end source to contract experience for all stakeholders.
  • Support negotiation strategies and communication plans for supplier negotiations and meetings.
  • Pro-actively work on initiatives to help contain contract-spend leakage and deliver contractual performance outcomes as required.
  • Provide issue resolution for supplier service and quality issues.

About You

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have
  • Commitment to the safety of yourself and your team combined with a passion for both procurement and people
  • Demonstrated success in category management and/or strategic sourcing roles, preferably in managing indirect spend categories
  • Exceptional executive level stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability to formulate and present the analysis and business cases to support complex category and sub-category strategies
  • Proven experience managing large scale global projects with the ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Understanding of end to end procurement processes including category led buying channels
  • Strong negotiation skills and demonstrated experience leading complex contract negotiations
  • Effective time management and project management skills to balance multiple and competing priorities
  • Proficiency in using SAP, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work effectively and productively to support a strong team environment with an expected high degree of individual autonomy (and accountability)

What We Offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your personal growth and ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance

About Us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find then in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

About Our Procurement Team

Rio Tinto’s Procurement team is made up of a complex matrix of teams in the following areas Procurement Business Partners, Strategy and Governance, Sourcing Specialists, Category Management, Regional Procurement and Business Partners providing business processing services. We come together to provide end to end procurement and supply chain services to the Rio Tinto Group at a global, regional and local level. Playing a fundamental role, value is achieved through reduced operational risk, increased operational performance, efficient processes, digital enablement, increased corporate social responsibility and measurable savings.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for a role you must complete all pre-screening questions.