Category Specialist



Health Support Queensland – Why work for us? At Health Support Queensland (HSQ), you will be part of an organisation who helps care for Queenslanders. We know it is important for people to work in an organisation that provides more than just a job. In joining HSQ, you will embark on a journey to help us realise our vision of being ‘Australia's best healthcare support partner'.

Once you join us, we will expect you to exemplify the HSQ fundamental principles of ICARE: Integrity—being honest and ethical in everything we say and do. Customers and patients first—putting customers and patients at the centre of everything we do. Accountability—taking personal responsibility for our actions.

Respect—being considerate, recognising our differences and looking out for each other. Engagement—actively investing in positive outcomes by partnering with others. What is on offer: Up to 12.

75% employer superannuation contribution Annual leave loading 17.5% Work/life balance, variety and flexibility Employee Assistance Program About the role: The Category Specialist is responsible for the management of medium to high value and medium to high complexity category management activities to deliver value for money through the implementation of best practice procurement governance and contracting processes. The Category Specialist is responsible for leading and implementing associated category strategies and plans that support the delivery of best practice category management outcomes.

The role is also responsible for project managing the implementation of planned procurement initiatives utilising relevant value creation levers (e.g. reduce scope, standardise products, strategic sourcing, aggregation of demand etc.

), putting in place transparent benefits realisation reporting and for ensuring that robust contractual arrangements are executed that lock in the procured value. This role is also responsible for managing the contractual performance of the Supplier to ensure strategic long term operational and tactical relationships and relevant performance management issues by mitigating any supply and distribution problems with appropriate stakeholders. To undertake the role, the incumbent will develop and maintain a depth of knowledge of relevant supplier markets, capabilities and technology and is responsible for negotiating and facilitating implementation of long term agreements and/or partnerships between suppliers and customers.

The Category Specialist will also ensure that category strategies and associated procurement activities are compliant with agreed processes and broader Queensland Health governance requirements. What we are looking for: You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key capabilities, knowledge and experience. Within the context of the responsibilities described under ‘your key responsibilities', the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following:.

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17 Nov 2019


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