Procurement Specialist - Strategic and Major Projects

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000


About CitiPower and Powercor:


CitiPower and Powercor Australia are electricity distributors and supply power to more than one million Victorians. We own and manage the technology – transformers, switchgear, poles, wires, meters and distributed technologies such as storage - that deliver electricity to homes and businesses within Melbourne’s CBD, its suburbs and across central and western Victoria.


We proudly strive to provide a safe, inclusive and sustainable environment where all of our people feel respected, valued and supported to be the best they can be. 


About the Role:


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Procurement Category Specialist to join our procurement team in a permanent capacity based at our Market Street head office. 


This position will focus on establishing strong supplier relationships and ensuring operational efficiency, quality and cost effectiveness in all aspects of CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy’s third party relationships within the Strategic and Major Projects category. Working collaboratively with the assigned Category Manager, this role will assist with the development of effective and tactical suppliers in addition to designing and implementing category level sourcing plans and strategies. 


The ideal person this role will have a exemplary attention to detail, a strong work ethic and commercial acumen. In addition, this candidate will have highly developed relationship and stakeholder management expertise, including negotiation and conflict management skills and experience. 


Key duties and responsibilities: 


  • Develop, manage and oversee lower value RFx’s, along with completing detailed pre & post RFx  analysis 
  • Engage and understand Business Unit (BU) needs and ensure their requirements are reflected in RFx
  • Work with the Major and Strategic Projects Category Specialist Managers on business unit stakeholder communications on current Market & Supplier engagements
  • Conduct detailed spend and market analysis to develop and maintain category strategies covering key Major Projects spend areas
  • Reporting/Compliance activities including preparation of monthly/quarterly reports for business units and senior management
  • Conduct regular meetings with the suppliers and key internal stakeholders and maintenance of associated records


Required skills and experience: 


  • Degree qualified – Commerce, Business, Law or Engineering
  • Significant experience across the full range of procurement activities including category management, supplier relationship management, and strategic sourcing
  • Experience negotiating contracts on both supplier terms and conditions and corporate terms and conditions
  • Experience working within a major organisation in procurement of direct services, preferably within utilities
  • Strong understanding of all aspects of the Strategic and Major Projects Procurement Categories and knowledge of the suppliers that operate within these domains.


Your career with CitiPower and Powercor:


When you join our business, your work-life balance and career development are high priorities. We place emphasis on your development through diverse training programs, leadership courses and internal opportunities. 


We celebrate all employees’ unique capabilities, experiences and characteristics, through proudly supporting a number of initiatives such as; ‘Women in Power’ network, Female Electrical Engineer Scholarships, cultural events, volunteering and health and wellbeing initiatives.


Some of our benefits:


  • Exposure to industry leading practices within a strong and stable company
  • A great incentives package including an annual performance bonus, health and fitness subsidy, salary packaging options and much more…. 
  • A supportive team culture


If you possess the required skills and experience and you are looking for a fantastic career opportunity, please submit your application with covering letter by 10 December 2021. 


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement


In line with the Chief Health Officers COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction, all persons engaged at CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy, regardless of their role, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.




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