Category Lead

Job Title: Category Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: CBD & Inner Suburbs
Salary: Strong remuneration with bonus
Reference: 849248
Contact Name: Sean Johnson
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 01, 2019 16:45

Job Description

TROOCOO are proud to be working with a major provider in the infrastructure space and a company that will be instantly recognisable to most Australians. As a market leader they have an ongoing commitment to continually optimise every facet of their business to excel in the marketplace and position themselves for continuous growth.

As a result of a period of strategic transformation and reform the procurement team is on the lookout for exceptional talent to add strength to an experienced team. Reporting to a Senior Procurement Manager they are sourcing a Category Lead to lead the Materials procurement team working closely with engineers, asset managers and the PMO.

You will have the following background:
  • At least 5 years’ experience in heavy industry focussed categories (e.g. mining, infrastructure, engineering)
  • A working knowledge or larger scale organisations and an ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks
  • A proven background in the delivery of strategic procurement initiatives to optimise the supplier base
  • End to end source to contract expertise delivering commercial outcomes
  • Extensive experience managing supplier relationships and contracts with Tier one suppliers
  • Previous experience coaching, mentoring and influencing category teams
  • Tertiary qualifications in a business or technical discipline will be highly regarded
You should have the following personal attributes:
  • Energy
  • A passion for continuous improvement
  • High level communication and negotiation skills
  • Motivated, organised and analytical thinker
  • A sharp commercial mind and thirst for knowledge
This is a superb opportunity to work with an organisation entering an exciting period for the business, leveraging recent change to drive long term strategic outcomes that will ensure they have a robust long-term commercial plan.

For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Sean Johnson – Director Projects, Procurement and Operations on 07 3054 1128 or at

Troocoo are exclusively engaged on this assignment and any direct applications will be included in our process.
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