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Senior Category Specialist - Capex

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Work type: Temporary
Location: Ipswich
Categories: Finance, Accounting and Economics, Procurement / Contract Management / Logistics

An exciting fixed term opportunity exists for an experienced Procurement Specialist to join our team at Ipswich until June 2020.

Your new position

As the Senior Category Specialist, you will use your skills and experience to align procurement strategy with business objectives. Working with senior management, suppliers and external stakeholders to oversee the strategic category plans that cover a broad range of business elements.  

This is an exciting time at Seqwater, as we embed our new Vision and Values. Reporting to the Principal – Category Management, we are looking for an experienced Senior Category Specialist who can:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with all stakeholders to ensure optimum business outcomes.
  • Influence development of business objectives and operational direction across the business, in particular opportunities leveraged in procurement markets and the supply chain.
  • Develop, implement and maintain the overall category strategy to deliver optimum business outcomes.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and management of the Commercial services engagement model by providing best value delivery of initiatives.   

About you

To see you succeed in this values-led organisation you will have a strong customer support approach coupled with your qualifications and extensive professional experience in capital procurement activities

  • Qualifications in Business, procurement or a related discipline or commensurate experience
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in capital works procurement activities
  • Relevant professional membership would be desirable.
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in the selection, preparation and execution of commercial agreements
  • Relevant and proven experience of Category Management, strategic sourcing, contract management and supplier relationship management. Specific to Capital Works projects.
  • Sound interpersonal skills including acumen for negotiation and an ability to communicate at all levels of the business.


What’s great about Seqwater

We are committed to providing our people a dynamic work environment with a range of benefits including:

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits including up to 12.75% superannuation
  • Diversity of jobs and career progression opportunities
  • A team orientated work environment
  • A range of Health & Wellbeing services and initiatives for staff
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Free parking close to our Ipswich head office

This position has been graded in accordance with Seqwater's EBA as an AO8 with a salary of $120,044.60 plus up to 12.75% superannuation


Please note a criminal history check will be undertaken prior to an offer being made for this position.


To submit your application

Submit your cover letter and CV via the Apply button.

Applications close: 9am, Monday 27th May 2019


Integrity, respect, care and courage are at the heart of the way we work and interact with our colleagues, stakeholders, customers and the communities every day.

‘We are a safe, inclusive workplace that supports diversity and opportunity.  We invest in our people and empower them to make decisions and challenge the status quo’

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