Category Management Principal - Technology

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Queensland, Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

11 July 2019

Date closing

24 July 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

As the Category Management Principal, you will report to Manager Production Technology and business partner with the Technology team supporting the business’s Supply needs and ensure they are strategically matched with the market.   You will also play a key role in leading initiatives to improve category management and cross-functional engagements, along with supporting the development of robust category strategies and optimal cost of ownership programs.

In this role, you will be responsible for:
  • Providing guidance on category management risks and relevant mitigating actions;
  • Coordinating market intelligence and analysis to build robust category and sourcing strategies;
  • Guiding the development of sourcing opportunities that drive effective utilization of the supply base to maintain a competitive advantage;
  • Reviewing category strategies to ensure cost effectiveness, optimal contract portfolio and process automation;
  • Monitoring sourcing projects and ensuring on-time delivery;
  • Validating the application of procedures for issuing and evaluating tenders;
  • Reviewing contract award recommendations and contracts for approval;
  • Supporting cost optimization through identifying, developing and monitoring cost savings opportunity;
  • Monitoring the portfolio of suppliers supporting the business ensuring optimal usage;
  • Validating the management, development and recognition of suppliers is in line with approved guidelines; and
  • Supporting resolution of supplier performance issues and escalations.

About You

As a highly motivated, capable and competent procurement professional, you will possess a strong commercial background and ideally have experience within Technology or a strong interest in this area.  You will need to be a strategic thinker who is able to quickly navigate and understand complex issues to produce effective business outcomes.  Your relationship, negotiation and influencing building skills will be key strengths and as a leader, you positively influence the team culture and enjoy mentoring team members.  A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred.

In this role, you can be based in either Brisbane or Perth. 

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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