Capital Procurement Manager - Alumina

Location: Perth
Job Type: Full time
Reference: REF1607R

Alcoa is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products. Our Company is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented employees have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate. This kind of operating excellence takes a special kind of team, made up of special people. One of them could be you.

About the opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team driving Alcoa’s global strategic objective to grow the business.

As the Capital Procurement Manager for growth projects in our Alumina business unit, you will lead a team of project procurement specialists and contract managers to develop and execute procurement and contracting strategies to successfully deliver our growth projects on time and under budget.

You will play a key role in ensuring the business unit’s Australian capital strategies are aligned to our global business unit, corporate and procurement strategies. You will ensure these strategies are commercially competitive and promote effective use of innovation, technology and best value sourcing.

For the right candidate, flexible work arrangements would be considered for this role. Please inform us when applying if this is something you are seeking.

As a nationally recognised employer of choice for gender equity and advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex inclusion, Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences.

About you

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do.

To play a part in our ongoing success, you will contribute by:

  • Leading a portfolio of capital projects at different stages of progress to meet business requirements and maximise value.

  • Effectively dealing with challenging project schedule requirements and leading a team of professionals.

  • Leveraging internal technical and commercial expertise.

  • Focusing on an outward market orientation to develop strategies.

Do you have extraordinary communication skills? Do you have experience in successfully influencing internal and external partners at all levels, across all functions and with varied and global perspective?.

Are you creative and effective in delivering results? Does your experience demonstrate this? We are looking for an energetic, astute leader who can excel in a demanding work environment.

Aloca requires you to have a bachelor degree for this role and an MBA would be highly regarded.

Applications close: Wednesday, 14th November 2018

About where you will work

Alcoa of Australia’s head office is located in Booragoon, approximately 15 kilometres south of Perth’s central business district. Approximately 150 employees provide corporate services, including finance, procurement, information technology, environmental management and corporate affairs, to Alcoa’s businesses locally and world-wide.

Alcoa’s Peel regional office is located in the town of Pinjarra, approximately 85 kilometres south of Perth and just 20 minutes from the coastal city of Mandurah. Approximately 80 employees provide essential support services to Alcoa’s Australian and global businesses.

The role will require equal time at both of these locations with regular visits to the refineries.

About Alcoa in Australia

Alcoa employs approximately 4,300 people in Western Australia (WA) and Victoria; most of our employees live regionally and our head office is in the Perth suburb of Booragoon.

Alcoa has been named an employer of choice for 16 consecutive years by the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), and Alcoa of Australia’s Chairman and Managing Director Michael Parker is a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador.

Alcoa is an active and supportive partner in the community. The company sponsors ideas and opportunities important to local people such as addressing mental health, inspiring youth, promoting environmental education and highlighting health and safety.

Alcoa has been contributing economically and socially in Western Australia and Victoria for more than 50 years. More than 75 per cent of Alcoa of Australia’s total annual revenue stays in Australia through wages, local purchasing, taxes, royalties, capital investment and dividends to Australian shareholders.

You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.

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