Category Specialist

Vacancy number • PUB406644

Category Specialist

  • Perth
  • Closes April 8
  • 40 hours
  • Other

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About this job

  • Industry: Mining
  • Area of expertise: Cost Control & Procurement
  • Location: Perth

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Other


Our client, a prominent mining company based in Perth, Australia, is seeking a dedicated Category Specialist to join their team. The successful candidate will support the Senior Category Manager in managing the mining portfolio and other strategic categories.

About this role

As a Category Specialist, you will play a crucial role in managing procurement categories and implementing category strategies for our client's mining operations. This position requires collaboration with cross-functional teams and occasional travel to mine sites.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage procurement categories identified by the Senior Category Manager, with a focus on the mining portfolio.
  • Conduct detailed category analysis and develop comprehensive category strategies.
  • Work with Contracts Officers to implement strategic category plans, contracts, and supplier relationship management initiatives.
  • Contribute to the development of an overarching logistics strategy for the business.


  • Previous procurement experience, ideally within the mining industry, is advantageous.
  • Experience of Heavy Mobile Equipment leasing contracts will be highly beneficial
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in category analysis.
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills as you will be working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Willingness to travel to mine sites as required.
  • You must be currently based in Australia with current right to work already granted to be considered for this role


  • Well known WA mining business
  • $640-720 per day + super
  • 6 month rolling contract
  • Perth CBD office based role
  • Monday-Friday
  • 40 hour week

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Michael Shirley is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number: PUB406644