Job Details
  • Reference398870A_1663898464
  • LocationPort Macquarie
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted3 days ago
  • ConsultantNeva Niland
As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

An exciting opportunity now exists with our NSW Government client for a Category Manager in a dynamic and evolving businesses. You will be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the categories under management, including supply market management and development, strategic planning and execution, and contract and risk management activities to meet business needs.

Why the team needs you
  • Develop, lead, and execute category plans and sourcing strategies based on research and analysis to optimise value for money outcomes and meet stakeholder needs and expectations
  • Identify and manage commercial, contractual, operational, financial, reputational, ethical and supply chain risks to minimise negative impacts on category objectives and supply continuity while encouraging opportunity and innovation
  • Lead negotiations on high impact, complex supply arrangements and contract issues to deliver better category outcomes
  • Provide expert advice to key stakeholders on all aspects of procurement and the procurement category, to encourage innovative practices and support delivery of business and policy directions
  • Develop and implement category management plans to meet business needs, enhance stakeholder engagement, and challenge and motivate providers to optimise business outcomes
What's in it for you
  • 12-month fixed term contract
  • Attractive rates
  • Invaluable State government industry experience
  • Work with an organisation that prides itself on promoting a positive, safe and professional workplace
To be successful in this role you will possess
  • Degree in Business Management, Commerce, Procurement and Logistics, Supply Chain or demonstrated capability through past employment experience and/or relevant qualification
  • Professional experience in a similar role in a commercial contract management environment
  • Extensive experience in the creation and development of Category Management frameworks, strategies and plans across different categories
  • Experience in overseeing and leading activities related to sourcing activities and the development of category management plans
  • Strong experience in managing commercial relationships and coordinating performance management
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of purchasing principles and disciplines
If this position will enhance your career APPLY NOW! If you would like further details on the client, the role or a copy of the position description, please call Jo Ellerman for a confidential discussion on (02) 6691 9106 or email: