Category Specialist (Civil and Infrastructure)

Posted 23 May 2024
Salary$0 - $130000 per annum
Job type Contract

Job description

Our client is seeking an experienced Category Specialist (Civil & Infrastructure Projects) for a 12-month fixed-term contract. The position can be based from any of their office locations, including West Perth, Albany, Esperance or Bunbury, WA.

Salary: $130,000 per annum
Duration: 12 months
Type: Fixed-term contract (direct with client)
Location: West Perth, Albany, Esperance, OR Bunbury WA (the successful applicant can nominate their preferred office location)

Work From Home (WFH): 2 days per week

Position Title: Category Specialist Civil & Infrastructure Projects
Reports to: Senior Category Specialist - Projects

Reporting to the Senior Category Specialist - Projects, the Category Specialist’s accountabilities and functions include supporting the procurement process and function to deliver civil, infrastructure and maintenance projects across all three port sites.

• Support the delivery of SPA capital works program (minor capital. maintenance projects and major capital).
• Support projects team to maintain project controls (cost, quality, schedule) reporting on an individual projects and on a portfolio level.
• Develop and engineer “fit for purpose” contracts for scopes of work provided.
• Lead the sourcing, evaluation and the award contracts.
• Administer contracts post award including management of claims, variations, change requests, milestone payments, and contract securities.
• Manage assigned procurement categories for all SPA business needs in area of responsibility.
• Deliver end to end contracting and procurement requirements for assigned category.
• Lead the development and delivery of sourcing and category plans to achieve stakeholder requirements addressing ESG, supply security and social licence imperatives.
• Increase stakeholder satisfaction with the Procurement function by identifying and engaging collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure supply chain strategy alignment and delivery of solutions that deliver value.
• Proactively engage with assigned category core and strategic market suppliers.
• Identify category improvement opportunities and initiatives through effective category planning and stakeholder engagement and positively contribute to the implementation of initiatives.
• Ensure security of supply through effective risk identification and mitigation.
• Utilise procurement systems (FELIX Vendor Management & ERP for P2P).
• Administer the Tenders WA gateway.
• Provide support, advice and ensure that procurement policies and procedures are followed and assist in the ongoing improvement and development of them.
• Representation and/or attendance as required at WA supplier forums.

• Ensure compliance with State Government procurement processes and policies.

Procurement Policy Reporting
• WA Government WAIPS and Aboriginal Procurement Policy reporting.

• Suitable Degree Qualification in a business, commerce, quantity surveying, legal or related background (E)

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role (D)
• Proven experience applying category management principles, tools and techniques in civil and infrastructure projects categories (D).
• Experience in administering construction and infrastructure contracts (E).
• Successfully developed, executed and managed category and sourcing strategies (D).
• Experienced working in an infrastructure and construction projects delivery environment (D).
• Practical hands-on experience in negotiating, documenting, managing and closing out contracts and agreements (E)
• Experience in using ERP systems and Procure to Pay (P2P) business process (E)
• Track record of successful stakeholder relationship development and management (E)
• Experience in analysis and due diligence of commercial proposals (E)
• Experience within the shipping, transport and port operations sectors (D)

• Knowledge of category management principles, tools and techniques. (E)
• Knowledge of civil and port infrastructure category scopes and markets (D).
• Knowledge of forms of contract and commercial models supporting civil and infrastructure project scopes. (D).
• Proven contract administration skills (civil and infrastructure contracts) including management of claims, variations, change requests, milestone payments, and contract securities (D).
• Proven negotiation skills (E).
• Methodical and precise approach to handling commercial and contractual information (E)
• Knowledge of and skills in using computerised spreadsheet applications (eg: Excel) and sound knowledge of and skills in use of word processing packages (eg: Word) (E).
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to convey information in a clear, concise manner (E)

• Ability to travel to other soulocations (Albany, Bunbury, Esperance and Perth) (E)
• Current minimum C Class drivers’ licence (E)
• Ability to obtain a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) (E)
• Ability to obtain a clean National Police Clearance (E)
• Willing to undergo a medical assessment organised by the client (E)

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