Category Manager

Job Title: Category Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bayside & Eastern Suburbs
Reference: 821880
Contact Name: Sean Johnson
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 06, 2019 13:00

Job Description

Redlands City Council is an innovative and progressive local government region east of Brisbane, including the land and waters of Quandamooka country, the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, mainland suburbs and rural hinterland. The area is seen as one of the most desirable and scenic areas of South East Queensland to work and live.
Redlands City Council is progressing with a significant Procurement Transformation Projects and therefore they have identified the need for two Category Managers / Specialists to join the team. Reporting through to the Procurement Transformation Manager they are looking for collaborative leaders with an understanding of OPEX and CAPEX categories.
  • Applicants will have the following background / skills;
  • An ability to implement category or commodity strategies to optimise business efficiency;
  • Experience executing elements of the overall operations/capital category strategy;
  • Perform category management activities, including strategic sourcing, supplier relationships, contracts, performance and risk;
  • Target spend and identify opportunity to increase quality and improve value for money.
  • Delivery of procurement reporting and analysis for improvement
  • Identify innovative procurement solutions
  • Address vendor issues to ensure the highest level of service delivery.
  • Maintain contractual and business relationships and facilitate implementation of procurement change;
  • Develop best procurement practices to lead and manage procurement teams;
  • Display an understanding of typical categories within a local government environment.
  You will have the following personal attributes:
  • Relationship focussed
  • Highly organised and process focussed but not at the expense of innovation
  • Upbeat, positive and optimistic mindset
  • Collaborative and team focussed
You will be rewarded with a superb opportunity at an opportune time to truly transform procurement within Redlands Council whilst taking advantage of the lifestyle a bayside location can offer. Tertiary qualifications are desirable as is an MCIPS or similar accreditation.
Redlands Council is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and reflecting the community it serves, women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, especially our traditional owners the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.
Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role. For further information please call Sean Johnson on 07 3054 1128 or via email at – Alternatively hit apply now to register your interest.

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