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Category Specialist

Hudson - Perth, WA

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Role is focussed on reviewing and driving safety into the contracts, stakeholder engagement plans, supplier panel arrangements.

We are seeking an experienced Category Specialist to join our client's team to support the development of their sourcing and category strategies.

You will:

  • Demonstrate a strong safety focussed drive which you imbed and promote through the whole contract and procurement process.
  • 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.
  • 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.

To achieve this the successful candidate will have experience with:

  • Strong negotiation skills and demonstrated experience leading complex contract negotiations
  • Effective time management and project management skills to balance multiple and competing priorities
  • Exceptional executive level stakeholder engagement skills
  • Strong sourcing, procurement and/or category management background are highly desirable
  • Tertiary degree qualified within relevant discipline

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