Commodity Specialist – Global Program & Commodity Management

Location: Perth
Job Type: Full time
Reference: REF1591N

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 a highly motivated and energetic team Member to join our Global Program & Commodity Management (PCM) team as a Commodity Specialist based in Booragoon, Western Australia. You will report to one of the Commodity Group Manager, responsible for managing the assigned categories across Indirect Materials (including MRO, Production Support, Refractories, and Indirect Chemicals & Coatings), and Services (including Facilities Maintenance - Mechanical/Electrical, Access/Scaffolding, Industrial Cleaning, Civil Services; Mobile Equipment, EHS, Corporate, IT, R&D) to Alcoa’s operations (Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium).

Since the dawn of the aluminium industry, the name Alcoa has been synonymous with operational excellence and leadership in the production of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium products. We invented the aluminium industry in 1888 and we continue to innovate with new technologies and processes.

  • World's largest bauxite mining portfolio
  • An attractive global alumina refining system
  • Optimized aluminium smelting network
  • Innovative cast products network
  • Flexible energy portfolio
  • Maximizing synergies between can sheet and other Alcoa markets

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 to deliver the best products and outcomes to our customers and shareholders.

As a Commodity Specialist, you will be responsible for working with and supporting your team in the successful development, implementation, execution, and compliance to the assigned global and region-specific commodity portfolio/s (and categories), including the development and implementation of those global and region specific commodity/category strategies, contracts, performance metrics, processes, and policies.

In this role, you will be required to develop and implement (with key stakeholders) both global and regional commodity/category management strategies and sourcing plans, total cost of ownership models, and value chain solutions and performance for the full range of commodities/categories associated with the provision of Indirect Materials and Services in Australia.

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 have well-developed negotiating, analytical, verbal and written communication and problem solving skills. You will be an experienced procurement professional with substantive skills and expertise in a similar role. You will be able to identify and drive business opportunities and process improvements to deliver Alcoa’s business goals.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualified with a Bachelor degree in Strategic Procurement, Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or equivalent in a related field is required. Advanced degree (MBA or similar) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering global/regional category strategies in the Mining and Resources industry or similar.
  • Min. 5 years’ experience in a Category Management or Specialist role e.g. Category/Contract Specialist, Procurement Specialist (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated leadership, and ability to communicate and influence key stakeholders
  • Multiple language knowledge and multiple country experience is beneficial.

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: Tuesday 21st 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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