Specialist Procurement - Fixed Plant Maintenance Services

Rio Tinto
Perth, AU
Closing date
Feb 14, 2022

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Procurement Specialist: Fixed Plant Maintenance Services
  • Fixed Plant Maintenance labour category, responsible for conveyor and crane maintenance, equipment and crane hire and offsite repairs
  • Occasional site travel required
  • Permanent Full Time | Based in Perth, Australia

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto it begins with you.

We are looking for a Procurement Specialist to join our Labour and Maintenance team.

The role will be responsible to support the Fixed Plant Maintenance team in the development and implementation of category strategies and management of maintenance labour services for conveyor and crane maintenance, equipment and crane hire and offsite repairs.

The role is vital in ensuring the maintenance service requirements of our fixed plants are met and equipment downtime is minimised. The role interfaces with a broad range of stakeholders within both Rio Tinto Procurement and Rio Tinto Iron Ore.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has strategic acumen coupled with strong influencing and communication skills and possesses solid experience in contracting, category strategy development and stakeholder management.

Reporting to the Principal Fixed Plant Maintenance and managing a direct report, you will:
  • Contribute to the development of the Fixed Plant Maintenance category vision and strategic direction, accountable for execution within conveyor and crane segment.
  • Connect and facilitate the interactions between key business stakeholders with respect to sourcing and category strategies.
  • Collaborate with the business to identify innovative ideas for value creation through cash release, productivity and continuous improvement.
  • Evolve best practise category intel including deepening labour market knowledge from which to derive insights and signals, anticipating future opportunities.
  • Lead and evolve key supplier partnerships and ensure implementation of a supplier performance management plans for the portfolio that deliver on the business priorities.
  • Travel to Rio Tinto Iron Ore sites as required to engage with internal stakeholders and suppliers.

What you'll bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you will ideally have:
  • A strong commitment to safety
  • A solid background in strategic procurement, category management and contracting
  • Experience in labour services contracts desirable
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • High level of interpersonal and influencing skills with experience in stakeholder management
  • High level of commercial acumen with a strategic mindset
  • Experience in business process improvement and change management desirable
  • Advanced skills with the Windows environment, including use of the MS Office suite of products and ideally SAP or an equivalent ERP
  • Tertiary qualifications in business or a related discipline highly desirable. CIPS Certificate or Diploma in Purchasing or Supply desirable

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Flexible working from home arrangements as per operational requirements
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development to further your technical and leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium the world's first to be certified "responsible" helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe.

Where you'll be working

Rio Tinto Global Procurement provides resilient supply chains that deliver value to the Rio Tinto Group through the strategic sourcing and buying of goods and services for our operations. Value is achieved by combining the understanding and alignment of business requirements with thorough market knowledge and effective commercial strategies. Value is maintained through effective supplier partnerships, innovation, standardised processes, e-technology and corporate social responsibility.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Applications close on 26 January 2022 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)


We work in 36 countries – in mines, smelters and refineries, as well as in sales offices, data centres, research and development labs and with artificial intelligence. Our geologists explore the Earth’s wildest terrain. Our wildlife specialists work to protect and conserve grizzly bears in Canada and migratory shorebirds in Western Australia. Our marketing teams make sure our essential materials meet the specific needs of customers around the world. In Australia, our archaeologists work alongside Indigenous Australians to preserve 40,000-year-old rock art.

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