Category Specialist

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Kwinana Beach, Western Australia, Australia

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Category Specialist - Contract - Kwinana, WA

Our client is seeking a Category Specialist to work on location in Kwinana, Western Australia.
You will need to develop understanding the local business objectives and desired outcomes, engage internal customers and understand options and risks associated with supply chain activities
Build supplier relationships in order to achieve superior supplier performance, negotiate commercial terms to deliver best value solutions, and the measurement/reporting of the value delivered.


Work with the relevant market sector and commodity managers to implement sourcing processes to ensure delivery of business plans and market sector/commodity strategies.
Develop sourcing strategies in alignment with applicable market sector / commodity strategies and specific business objectives (both local and global).
Quickly understand business requirements for third party goods and services.
Develop and maintain knowledge of relevant supply marketplaces.
Engage the business and provide guidance on PSCM process and risk management.
Manage supplier relationships, engagement and involvement.
Lead the full sourcing process which includes development of scope, supplier selection, commercial negotiation, and contract execution.
Provide on-going contract cost management and risk assessment.
Champion and supporting the deployment of the appropriate purchase to pay solution.
Ensure the PSCM common processes are implemented, used and continually improved.
Coach less experienced PSCM staff.
Participate in company networks, sharing information, best practices and lessons learned.
Interface where relevant with the Indirect Procurement Operations Centre.
Effective utilisation of IP Procurement Operations Center to deliver sourcing activities.
Work closely with Service Delivery Leads and Service Delivery Coordinators to assure sourcing delivery to the business stakeholders.


Strategic Sourcing
End to end contract life cycle experience
Proven experience in a similar role responsible for pre/post award strategy.

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organisation has is unparalleled.