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Sourcing & Category Manager

Date: 07-Jun-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro is a multi-award winning organisation, and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance, allow team members to bring their best to work and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world-class railway service.

About the position

We are currently looking to appoint an experienced Sourcing and Category Manager to join our Procurement and Supply Chain team. Reporting to the Head of Sourcing and Category Management for Rolling Stock, Corporate and Technology, your key remit will be to manage the indirect categories with a key focus in the Corporate Division.  As a primary interface between suppliers, operational and commercial stakeholders, and the Procurement & Supply Chain team, you will require excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

You will be responsible for ensuring Metro derives maximum value from spend with external suppliers by developing and deploying structured market engagements and ongoing category management strategies. Success in this role will be demonstrated by sustained delivery and management of commercially advantageous relationships and agreements with suppliers. To achieve this you will influence others in a complex commercial environment, while ensuring consistent application of Metro’s values in your activities and decision making.

About you

To be considered, you will have a proven track record of success in strategic sourcing and the development of commercial arrangements in a comparable operational environment, supported by a qualification in Procurement, Supply Chain or comparable Commercial discipline. You’ll be competent in the use of SAP-Ariba or a comparable procurement management system and have intermediate-advanced skill in MS Excel. Candidates with knowledge and experience in managing coporate categories such as uniforms, print, facilities and soft services, Learning and Development will be highly regarded, as will candidates with experience in a similar industry.
To ensure success in this role you will:
•    Build and maintain strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders
•    Be willing to challenge colleagues where appropriate, using facts and data to influence, set priorities and make trade-offs
•    Have an analytical mindset, being curious and precise in assessing and forecasting commercial outcomes
•    Share your skill and experience from negotiating and managing challenging commercial relationships in a way that contributes to Metro’s community of procurement practice


Ready to apply?


Please submit your application by 17th of June 2021.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters.

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!


Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.