Category Specialist


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Branch: Mining
  • Area of Expertise: Cost Control & Procurement
  • Location: East Perth

What is required?

  • hours per week: 38
  • Education level: Professional Courses
  • Closing date: Friday, 7 October 2022

About this role: Category Specialist

On behalf of our client one of Australia's top Iron-Ore mining companies. We are seeking a Category Specialist to join the team. As a Specialist Category Management you are someone who is passionate, honest, enthusiastic, and willing to step up to the challenge of being part of an innovative and achievement driven organisation.

  • Working proactively as part of a procurement team focused on providing exceptional customer service to provide commercial support to the business by confidently applying your skills and experience to deliver business outcomes.
  • Contract management - developing and applying processes, procedures, systems, and knowledge to ensure optimum commercial benefit and minimal commercial risk.
  • Supplier relationship management - deliver value through effective management of strategic supplier relationships.
  • Category management and strategic sourcing - build appropriate term category strategies that are aligned with Fortescue business objectives and manage the end-to-end sourcing process for allocated projects.
  • Negotiating – applying an effective process and an understanding of each party’s position to engage with suppliers on high risk and/or high value contracts.
  • Governance and risk management - ensure business objectives are met through effective governance, compliance management and the identification, assessment, and treatment of risk.
  • Analysis & reporting - effective analysis and reporting of relevant data at all stages of the procurement lifecycle.
  • Business partnering and commercial acumen - create and maintain credible and trusting relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure full alignment of procurement effort with business needs and opportunities


  • Demonstrate an alignment to all of Fortescue’s values.
  • Effectively self-manage with an ability to efficiently manage priorities.
  • Show a level of resilience to challenging circumstances.
  • Demonstrate how your experience to date will positively contribute to you being successful in this role and an understanding of procurement practices, governance, and processes.
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Commerce, Law or similar is desirable.


  • CBD Location
  • Monday – Friday
  • Great opportunity and challenge
  • Join the faced paced, innovative team and make a difference

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Join the Brunel Community

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100 offices and 45 years of successful operation.Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

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Your consultant, Sheila Pillay is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Sheila Pillay
Brunel Projects Australia Perth

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