Contracts/Procurement Professional

Job Description

Your new career opportunity – Sourcing Officer

Use your commercial expertise to make a difference

Permanent role with great career progression opportunities
Industry-leading benefits including 9-day fortnight and subsidised health insurance
Wide variety of procurement projects with no two days the same
Be part of an innovative commercial team where diversity of thought and experience are valued. 

About your role

The Sourcing Officer works within a large Commercial team on site led by the Chief Financial Officer.  This crucial role within the Contracts & Procurement team is responsible for strategically securing QAL’s external services requirements; delivering long-term value, surety of supply, and minimising business risks. The key functions of this exciting opportunity include:

Effective delivery of the end-to-end procurement and contracting process for critical services; from internal analysis and tender, to contract award and supplier performance management;
Developing high quality contracts that drive value and minimise operational and commercial risk;
Managing the performance of assigned supply categories valued at approximately $50M per annum;
Analysis of data, identification of spend insights and trends, as well as setting forward strategies that drive performance and value improvement;
Working with a wide stakeholder group across the refinery and in the community to ensure the health of long-term supply relationships; and
Contributing to a culture of inclusion, accountability and continuous improvement.
What you will bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you should have: 

A commitment to safety and continuous improvement
A strong commercial background including experience with contractual arrangements
Demonstrated versatility with negotiating and forming various contract styles
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to develop reports and business cases for review by the Board of Directors
Excellent communication skills, ability to work well in a team environment and the ability to form positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
High level of skill in the use of SAP and the Microsoft Office suite are desirable

What’s on offer

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include:    

A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
Competitive salary package
Domestic relocation assistance
Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
Learning and development opportunities to support your desired technical or leadership career path
Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters
Where you will be working

Gladstone is a coastal town in central Queensland with the region home to a population in excess of 63,000.  The Gladstone region enjoys well-established education services, entertainment, shopping and medical facilities and is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. If you are thinking of making a seaside change, check out what our region has to offer:

About QAL

Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) is one of the world’s largest alumina refineries, enjoying a global reputation as a leader in the minerals processing industry. QAL is focused on employee engagement, best practice technology, innovative capital solutions, benchmark maintenance and project execution whilst maintaining world class safety, quality and environmental performance.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce 

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

If you are looking for a new venture and the chance to work for a company that cares about being Safe, Stable and Sustainable, apply today.

Applications Close: Sunday, 12 June 2022