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Procurement Category Specialist

  • LocationPotts Hill, NSW 2143
  • Work TypeFull Time - Permanent
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 3 days
    Published on 13 Jan 2021
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  • Job no: Q76M4
  • Categories: Finance & Business Performance
  • Be part of a high performing Category Management team
  • Leverage your procurement experience to contribute to the development of category strategies, leading interesting source-to- contract activities, and providing insight driven analytics capability
  • Develop your skillset in Procurement Category Management career pathway
  • Potts Hill location


At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities.

 About us

We have a proud heritage and a progressive future, providing world class drinking water and beautiful waterways from the mountains to the sea. We see the world is changing so we are changing too. Our people and their jobs are as diverse as the communities we serve. 

About the role

Sydney Water’s Finance Services Group is continuing to create capability uplifts both within our Procurement team and across the wider organisation which will increase our ability to deliver standardised and simplified process, leverage knowledge and expertise within the organisation, provide deep insights to enable the business to make more informed decisions while providing expertise in specific business areas that create business value.

Reporting into the Portfolio Category Manager, and working closely on a day to day basis with the Category Manager, you will manage sub-category and business unit specific planning, sourcing and contract lifecycle activities that are aligned to Category Strategy and the requirements of the business.

Your duties will include:

  • Assisting with the development, implementation and management of enterprise wide category and contract strategies for defined portfolio of sub-categories
  • Drafting and reviewing key market documents before distribution to stakeholders such as evaluation plan, returnable schedules, technical specifications and scopes of service
  • Providing support to pricing reviews and contract re-negotiation, attending or leading scheduled performance reviews, resolving supplier performance matter and incidents
  • Ensuring sourcing activities and related data are captured and managed in the required systems, for the purposes of tracking benefits and status of projects
  • Analysing all internal and external procurement information to effectively develop supply base strategies for major procurement projects.

About you

This role has a very strong focus on the executing category plans and leading and managing sourcing activities including planning, project management of sourcing process, negotiation planning and execution and overall execution of go-to-market activities. The role will require someone with strong demonstrated experience in;

Source-to-contract Management

  • Leading and managing medium-to-high complexity source to contract activities,
  •  Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Negotiation planning, management and execution skills
  • Managing and negotiating commercial aspects of legal contracts
  • Leading and managing multiple project priorities simultaneously through active prioritisation.
  • Procurement analytics and driving insights from spend data

Category Management Support

  • Supplier market research and ability to assist Category Managers with meaningful insights on categories through market research activities.
  • Procurement analytics and being able to analyse and extract insights from datasets (such as spend data, market data) and support the category management process
  • Articulating and applying procurement concepts and tools to support Category management
  • Using MS Excel to extract insights
  • Using MS PowerPoint to present and communicate insights

You must also be a self-starter who is self-motivated and driven to deliver results and manage allocated projects to deliver agreed outcomes.

You will have:

  • Relevant degree qualification (e.g. Finance, Business, Supply Chain) or experience deemed equivalent
  • Professional procurement qualification (e.g. MCIPS) – Preferred but not essential
  • Experience working in category management and/or procurement operations
  • Experience in partnering with the business to lead sourcing projects, commercial negotiations and manage contracts across the lifecycle
  • Extensive knowledge in understanding strategic sourcing, contract developments, supplier management and procurement metrics reporting.
  • Strong MS Excel and MS PowerPoint skills
  • Good Interpersonal communication skills


Closing date: Tuesday 26th January 2021

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information please contact

Sydney Water welcomes you to apply if you feel you meet the selection criteria. The successful completion of a Criminal History Check and Medical Assessment form part of the application process. Please advise if you require any adjustments to actively participate in the application and recruitment process.

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

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  • Closes in 3 days - 26 Jan 2021
  • Published on 13 Jan 2021, 6:13 AM