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Hays Australia REM Category Manager - Based Perth Airport - Varied and Interesting Projects This well known WA organisation has a requirement for a Category Manager to work at their headquarters in the Eastern Suburbs. This role is on offer on a full time basis but part time is also on offer to the right candidate as well as flexible working and the opportunity to work from home regularly. The Category Manager will take a key role in the development of category procurement strategy, goals and savings, sourcing events, supply market analysis, and procurement best-practices for assigned categories which could include anything from Facilities Maintenance, IT, Construction, Professional Services and numerous others.
Joining a high performing and enthusiastic team you will work closely with the business to set category short and mid term objectives and pipeline of initiatives and agree on how value will be measured and delivered. You will drive cost reduction initiatives, take ownership and manage specifications, vendor base and contracts. Duties: Prioritise and manage all strategic sourcing initiatives for managed categories; coordinate efforts with support functions and provide direction to strategic sourcing analyst Lead the sourcing process including RFX, negotiations, and contracting to put in place selected vendors Ensure quality of internal demand management for managed categories Constantly monitor vendor market and identify opportunities resulting from new product offerings and/or market shifts (e.
g., entry or exit of vendors, changes in pricing). Monitor category performance and take corrective action when required Develop market intelligence on supply base, own key vendor relationships based on assigned categories and monitor key strategies and vendors Monitor performance of vendors against contract obligations and serve as a resource to resolve issues/problems Engage the support of stakeholders using problem solving and proactive communication skills Accurately forecast total cost benefit opportunities Develop economic projections on key goods and services affecting the business Work with procurement analysts to prioritise and conduct analysis.
Position Requirements: Tertiary qualification Substantial experience in category management or strategic sourcing and pricing and contract T&Cs negotiations Strong analytical, negotiation and interpersonal skills Strong supplier relationship development experience. LHS 297508 2544995 Hays Australia REM.