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Sourcing & Category Manager

Date: 14-Jan-2022

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.

Your new role


We currently have two opportunities to join our Procurement and Supply Chain team. 

Reporting directly into the Head of Sourcing and Category Management, the Sourcing & Category Manager is responsible for leading the development, deployment and management of category strategies in order to deliver sustained value and competitive advantage to business units and Metro Trains Melbourne overall.

Key categories of spend to be influenced include:

•    Sourcing & Category Mgr Role 1: Rolling Stock and Operations.
•    Sourcing & Category Mgr Role 2: Construction Services, Rail Signalling Services, Engineering Services and Labour Hire Services 


While some experience in managing similar categories of spend is desirable it is not mandatory. 



  • The role will contribute to the development of a culture that embraces the Company’s Category Management approach to deliver ongoing cost savings.
  • Responsible for developing and embedding procurement category management capability and setting standards for influencing results through changed behaviours and a high level of procurement service delivery
  • Working with the Finance & Commercial business partners to develop and maintain relationships with key business owners
  • Engage Procurement peers, business units and other stakeholders to forecast requirements 1-5 years out
  • Create work plans and schedules to be executed, accounting for business unit requirements, procurement processes, and the degree of workload intensity required
  • Develop and deliver sourcing strategies, ensuring they represent a consensus view of best value for Metro, and take into account trade-offs and implementation requirements

Organisational Responsibilities


  • Extensive experience in Procurement or Supply Chain Sourcing or Category Management roles. (Alternative relevant industry experience in other Functional areas would also be considered e.g. Finance , Commercial, Operations)
  • Proven ability to identify and deliver total cost reduction and efficiency opportunities
  • Deep understanding of procurement methodologies as applied within a sourcing & category management framework, including experience in:
    • Contract preparation, negotiation/execution, and contract management
    • Supplier development and supplier management.
    • Strategic sourcing

Whats in it for you?


  • A unique opportunity to lead the development, deployment and management of category
  • strategies across MTM
  • Work for an organisation that promotes work/life balance
  • Generous remuneration, corresponding with your experience 
  • Work with a diverse team with varying backgrounds and skillsets 
  • Free MYKI to cover all Metropolitan Melbourne travel 


If the above opportunities are of interest, please apply no later than the 30th January 2022.



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.