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Category Manager Mining Contracts

POSTED: 18 Apr 2023
To provide direct output support to the VP: Global Category Manager through establishment and maintenance of an effective global commodity strategy for Mining Contractors to achieve lowest total cost.

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain, Purchasing, Marketing, Industrial Engineering, Business, Economics, Finance, or Accounting.
  • A Legal degree in addition to the aforementioned would be a benefit.
  • 10 years of experience in a purchasing and/or purchasing-related role is an advantage.
  • Experience and understanding of mining production process / practices and associated cost modelling.
  • Experience in a sourcing & purchasing role and working through the supply chain management process with a strong focus on services and competitive analysis.

  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite software including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. MS Project experience is beneficial, but not required.
  • Proficiency in Talpac / FPC / Candy Software would be an advantage.
  • Solid working knowledge of contractor mining including industry trends, cost drivers, global pricing, material lead times, and technical/manufacturing processes.
  • Detailed understanding of the interrelationship between discipline related cost drivers and the impact to the operations long term financial results.
  • Ability to proactively identify impacts, issues and opportunities associated with changes in other disciplines & vice versa.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the contract management process with strong knowledge & experience in managing contracts from inception through to execution.
  • Ability to execute and handle multiple complex contracts simultaneously.
  • Articulate (verbal and written) assertive, driven, leader who has experience interfacing with diverse groups of people, including high level executives.
  • Preparedness to undertake extensive business travel.
  • Ability to think creatively to develop multiple workable options, generating innovative solutions which continuously improve the performance of existing assets, products, services, or processes.

  • Model behaviour that is consistent with the Company Vision and Values.
  • Ensure safety practices and procedures are implemented and adhered to by team, suppliers, and self.
  • Leading value improvements with year over year saving, margin improvements.
  • Alleviate commodity risks and focus on development of supplier scorecards for monitoring and measuring performance.
  • Execution of GSC strategy, landed cost modelling, contract mining supplier opportunity assessments, supplier financial analysis, negotiations, and long-term contract establishment.
  • Continuously maintain and refine an effective global commodity strategy.
  • Utilize market intelligence and strategic sourcing principles to drive realization of benefits.
  • Maintain and ensure on-going compliance to corporate procedures and standards.
  • Continue to create, develop and maintain healthy collateral and cross functional working relationships with regional and operational peers.
  • Provide support to VP: Supply Chain by providing timely and accurate reporting of savings and operational performance pertaining to respective commodity.
  • Manage and ensure responsible sourcing from global suppliers by ethically sourcing products from across the strategic supply base.
  • Promote local supplier engagement and community improvements where the company operates globally.
  • Actively participate in the contract, business improvement and productivity review sessions, inclusive of providing feedback and escalation as required.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with all stakeholders and effectively communicate commodity strategy and outcomes at all levels of the business.

Vice President: Global Category Management
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Job Summary

Open Globally

DOE Market Competitive

Company Assistance Provided

Business Services

Samantha Larson
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