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Procurement and Category Manager

LocationMelbourne, VIC
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 14797

About Us 

Jemena is an Australian energy company who owns and operates over $12.4 Billion worth of gas and electricity transportation assets across Australia supplying millions of households and businesses with essential services every day.  

We pride ourselves on our innovative approach, technical expertise, and dedication to safety, quality, and sustainability. Our Group’s over 3000 team members

About the role:

The Procurement and Category Manager plays a crucial role in identifying and managing sourcing opportunities and ensuring contract compliance. They collaborate closely with Procurement & Category Managers and the wider team to enhance sourcing processes and outcomes.

In this role you will engage with suppliers professionally, ensuring contracts adhere to statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as company policies on Procurement, Safety, Environmental, Quality, and Community Relations, you will also oversee enterprise-wide sourcing activities, and issue tenders to deliver best value via a category management approach.

This role is for a fixed term for a ten (10) month period with a view to permanency.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage supply base category life cycle, including reviews, performance monitoring, relationship management, analysis, and improvement plans.
  •  Advise stakeholders on work forecast, priorities, risks, and opportunities.
  • Utilise Category Management for value-driven sourcing arrangements.
  • Apply best practices for balanced commercial outcomes.
  • Engage stakeholders for operational issues, scopes of work, forecasts, agreements, and supply chain matters.

About you:

The ideal candidate should have prior experience in Commercial or Procurement roles, demonstrating a deep understanding of procurement policy, processes (including tendering, contracting and supplier management), and proficiency in utilizing procurement tools such as SAP, BI Reporting, eTender platform, and ECMS.

  • Qualification in Business, Procurement, Commercial or Supply Chain management, or a related degree.
  • Demonstrated comparable skills and experience in a Procurement function.
  • Strong customer service, stakeholder engagement and support skills.
  • A strong technical understanding of Procurement tools. 

We are a champion of equal opportunity employment and have committed to targets for gender equity and first nations representation in our workforce. We want you to come as you are by promoting an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with.

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds including First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics.

 Our people are our energy source and we offer meaningful benefits and rewards that work for you. We offer the opportunity for potential long term career growth as part of our talent development and succession planning process.

Join our team and make a meaningful impact toward Australia’s “Net Zero” targets through the delivery of critical infrastructure projects and be a part of our journey to shape the future of the energy and utilities industry.

 Recruitment Process

As part of Jemena’s recruitment process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks.  

 Notice to Third Parties: Jemena does not accept unsolicited resumes (or liability associated with fees or costs) from recruitment agencies, search firms or third parties. Interested candidates are welcome to submit their application