Commodity Group Manager, Indirect Commodity Management Global Programs & Commodity Management

Location: Perth
Job Type: Full time
Reference: REF1541Y

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

Alcoa is currently seeking an experienced, highly motivated and energetic leader to join our Global Program & Commodity Management (PCM) team based in Australia. Working from Australia’s Corporate Office, the Commodity Group Manager leads the delivery and execution of their team’s assigned commodities and specified categories in Alcoa’s Indirect Materials and Services (including Facility Services, Mechanical/Electrical, Access/Scaffolding, Industrial Cleaning, Civil Services, MRO, Production Support, Refractories, and Indirect Chemicals & Coatings) to Alcoa’s global / regional operations (including Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium). In addition, supports with other teams in the global Procurement team the successful implementation, execution, compliance, performance management to Global and Regional procurement and commodity/spend category strategies, contracts, processes, and policies.

This is a pivotal supervisory role in the global procurement team, working with customers and suppliers on a global and regional basis to drive contract utilization and continuous improvement, and improved cost benefit and results to the business. It is the single point of co-ordination for the assigned commodities and provide advice, guidance and support to the Commodity Management Team Lead – Services with respect to the program of work for Site Services Commodity Management.

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

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 be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success you will be required to be an entrusted leader, with recent substantial category management experience, and the ability to develop and maintain influential relationships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally, along with well-developed negotiating, analytical, verbal and written communication and problem-solving skills.

You will be an experienced procurement professional with substantive, demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in a similar role. Also, you must be able to identify and drive business opportunities and process improvements to deliver Alcoa’s business goals. We are looking for someone who has a high level of communication skills, enjoys using their initiative for continuous improvement and delivering results, with the ability to support, guide, mentor and coach teams.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualified with Bachelor Degree (or higher) in Strategic Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Business or similar is a requirement for this role. Professional certification • CIPS, CPM, APICS, P.E. would be highly regarded.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in leading and managing a global and/or regional Procurement Category Management team (or equivalent) in the Mining and Resources industry or similar.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence key stakeholders.
  • Multiple language knowledge and multiple country experience is beneficial.
  • Strong working knowledge of Procurement and business processes and extensive experience as a Purchasing Manager in heavy industry or similar level.

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.

Applications close Friday 10th August 2018

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.

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

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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