Principal Procurement Labour Category Management

Rio Tinto
Brisbane, AU
Nov 25, 2021
Dec 25, 2021
Full Time
Principal Procurement Labour Category Management
  • Be part of a team that is safety driven and which values inclusion and diversity
  • Join a leadership group committed to Rio Tinto's core values of Care, Courage and Curiosity
  • Permanent role in Procurement based in Brisbane with occasional site travel

About the role

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

We are looking for an experienced Principal Procurement Labour Category Management who can drive change and execute commercial strategies to deliver superior outcomes to our business. This category encompasses a range of labour related sub-categories including maintenance services for fixed plant shutdowns, mobile equipment maintenance and engineering services. The aim is to improve safety, control costs and generate continuous improvement initiatives intended to keep Rio Tinto at the leading edge of the resources industry.

This is a great opportunity for somebody with exceptional commercial acumen as well as effective stakeholder engagement and strong negotiation skills. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate tangible success in labour category management and/or strategic roles, preferably in the resources sector, and across a regional or global footprint.

Reporting to the Senior Business Partner, Procurement and working in a challenging and exciting environment, you will be:
  • An effective category manager, accountable for the end-to-end management of the Labour category, and directly responsible for strategy development, business intelligence, contract management and relationship management;
  • Responsible for building highly functioning and engaged internal relationships by deploying business partnering principles to improve customer centricity, whilst also partnering with external suppliers to develop mutually rewarding relationships, unlocking innovation and advancing ESG principles;
  • Embedding a holistic and robust approach to safety, security, risk, change and project management across your assigned portfolio ensuring that all material risks are identified and managed;
  • Leading a small team of category specialists, and able to demonstrate effective people leadership skills to drive and enable a positive and engaging team culture;
  • Ensuring initiatives are implemented in accordance with Rio Tinto's governance requirements. This includes contract governance, expiries and renewals, negotiations, variations, and deviations, performance management and contract implementation;
  • Continually improving functional capabilities in order to deliver best total value outcomes for Rio Tinto. This includes staying current on best practices (procurement, portfolio and category) and proactively looking to increase the velocity of delivery through optimised and technology enabled processes while strengthening controls.

What you will bring
  • A tertiary degree in either business or commercial discipline would be beneficial;
  • A solid background in category management;
  • Exceptional level of stakeholder engagement skills;
  • Ability to create a vision, and present information and analysis to support complex category and sub-category strategies;
  • Understanding of end to end procurement processes including category led buying channels;
  • Strong negotiation skills and demonstrated experience leading complex contract negotiations;
  • Proficiency in using Excel, Word, PowerPoint and, ideally, PowerBI

What we offer
  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP)
  • Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Excellent retirement plan
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

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.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Every Voice Matters

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.