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Sourcing and Category Manager

Job Location: Brisbane

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00461045


- Job description

The Company:


Accenture is one of the world’s leading providers of sourcing and procurement services, we help our clients architect, build and operate high performance procurement organizations through our global and flexible solutions. At Accenture we partner with forward-thinking business leaders, of the world’s most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures.



As one of the leading procurement outsourcing specialist, Accenture excels at helping companies build the foundation for long-term growth. We are committed to delivering exceptional service through our exceptional people, and as an employee you’d enjoy a fulfilling career in an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.



The Position:


Accenture is seeking a Category Management Lead with deep Mining Services sourcing and supplier management experience to help customers drive tangible results. In this capacity, you will work on a dedicated basis with an Accenture customer(s) with responsibility for delivering category management services including, but not limited to, strategic sourcing, client stakeholder management, supplier performance management, and continuous cost and performance improvement. You will design and implement cost savings projects across multiple Mining sub-categories including but not limited to: Air Charter, Central Support Services, Mining Services and General Consumables



Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage with customers’ senior management team members to drive strategic initiatives and communicate progress.

  • Measure and manage Strategic Supplier Performance relative to contracted service levels. Developing annual Category Management Plans across all Mining categories.

  • Develop annual Sourcing Plans in support of achieving overall savings targets.

  • Work with the Category Management and Sourcing Teams to perform total cost of ownership evaluations for Strategic Suppliers.

  • Work collaboratively with suppliers and customer stakeholders to identify and execute continuous cost and performance improvement strategies.

  • Coach and develop team members in their performance and professional development.



 Career Opportunity for roles:

  • Further advance program and senior customer relationship management skills.

  • Grow category knowledge to expert levels, creating growth opportunities for team and company.

  • Lead all associated delivery team members to achieve target results and customer satisfaction.

  • Development into a Senior Procurement Category Manager Role.




Basic qualification

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Business/Commerce/Accounting/Law, or related degree
  • A minimum of  7 years of experience in consulting and/or sourcing/procurement/supply chain management function
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in the field of Mining or Manufacturing related procurement 


Professional Skill Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of multiple sub-categories including, Labour, Mining Services, Maintenance, Repair and Operations, Capital Equipment and Projects, Central Services and Processing.

  • Ability to act independently and can interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Proven ability to build, manage and develop a team.

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent leadership and management skills


Travel and Location Requirements:

  •  Based in Brisbane with some travel required to Mt. Isa


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.





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