Capital Procurement Specialist, Bauxite

Location: Perth
Job Type: Full time
Reference: REF1346F

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.

Alcoa is currently seeking highly motivated and energetic Capital Procurement Specialists to join our Capital Delivery team in our Bauxite Mining Business Unit, based in the Peel Office in Pinjarra. This is an opportunity to take the next step in your career with a world class Fortune 500 company.

Alcoa invented the aluminium industry in 1888 and have been synonymous with operational excellence, industry leadership and innovation ever since.

In today's aluminium market, where lean operation is critical, our comprehensive portfolio of assets and our operating experience make Alcoa uniquely built to lead. We are known worldwide as a values-based company that holds to the highest standards of excellence–operational, environmental, and ethical—as essential for our business. We never stop looking for ways to be more productive, efficient, innovative and sustainable in order to deliver the best products and outcomes to our customers and shareholders.

Reporting to the Procurement Manager – Capital, you will be working with and supporting Project Managers for allocated projects across our sustaining and growth capital program for our Mining locations in Western Australia.

Your remit will include but not be limited to:

  • Maximise commercial advantage to Alcoa by leading the development of effective sourcing and contracting strategies to ensure the efficient achievement of project goals.

  • Minimise commercial risk through the implementation of robust contractual terms, while reducing the total cost of acquisition and ownership

  • Execute and manage all market engagement such as Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposal (RFP) to meet project goals (EH&S, schedule, quality and TCO) for assigned projects.

  • Lead the negotiation process and contract administration of all elements of assigned projects

  • Ensure the implementation of contracts, performance management and supplier relationship management for assigned projects.

  • Lead the resolution of commercial issues associated with supplier performance at project level

  • Provide guidance and leadership to projects to ensure strategies developed for sourcing packages within projects is aligned with the overall program, regional and global strategies

  • Identify and execute opportunities for procurement cost reduction and supplier performance improvement, including alternative suppliers and products, renegotiating contracts to account for market changes, and working in conjunction with appropriate functional areas as needed.

  • A degree in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business or equivalent in an Engineering or Construction related field is required.

  • 5 years experience in providing procurement and contract management services within capital projects in the Mining and Resources industry, large construction projects or similar.

To be successful in the role you will have well established communication and interpersonal skills along with a proactive and innovative approach to problem solving. We are looking for a collaborative team player with a drive for achievement and a commitment to ethical and high-quality work practices.

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

Alcoa embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and people of all backgrounds with different skills and life experiences

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 10th August, 2018

It is Alcoa's policy that all employees must advise their immediate supervisor or manager of their application prior to applying.

You will be contacted only if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to 4 weeks from the closing date.