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Category Lead

Job number 94338-206069 Work type: Temporary - Full Time Location: Brisbane Categories: Transport Operations & Logistics, Business Professional

Location:  Brisbane  

Remuneration/Benefit: Negotiable on experience 

Duration: 18 months Fixed Term 

About the role: Are you ready to elevate your career in procurement and supply chain management? Aurizon, a leader in the rail industry, is seeking a Category Leader to join our dynamic Procurement & Enterprise Services Team. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is passionate about driving strategic outcomes. 

As a Category Leader, you will play a crucial role in shaping our procurement strategies and optimising our supply base. If you have a strong background in construction and/or facilities and are ready to lead impactful initiatives, we want to hear from you! 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Strategise and Lead: Develop and implement category strategies and management plans that align with Aurizon’s goals. 

  • Collaborate and Innovate: Partner with stakeholders to understand their objectives, manage risks, and provide strategic procurement insights. 

  • Analyse and Recommend: Keep abreast of market trends, analyse data, and offer alternative supply solutions to enhance our value proposition. 

  • Drive Performance: Lead end-to-end source-to-contract processes and manage supplier performance to achieve outstanding commercial outcomes. 

  • Achieve Savings: Identify cost-saving opportunities and drive procurement and contract management efficiencies. 

  • Ensure Compliance: Adhere to relevant legislation and corporate policies, maintaining the highest standards of integrity. 

  • Champion Improvement: Utilise your business acumen to spearhead continuous improvement initiatives. 

Who You Are: 

  • Expert in Construction/Facilities: You bring a strong background and substantial commercial experience in this field. 

  • Commercially Savvy: Your negotiation skills and ability to build strong commercial relationships are top-notch. 

  • Accredited Professional: Holding a nationally recognised commercial accreditation is preferred.(CIPS, CA, CPA,CFA)  

  • Strategic Thinker: You can articulate complex matters clearly and influence stakeholders to drive strategic decisions. 

  • Excellent Communicator: Your communication, negotiation, and consultation skills are second to none. 

  • Adaptable and Resilient: You excel under pressure, juggling multiple tasks and adapting to changing priorities with ease. 

We are also open to candidates with a strong background in rollingstock or other major plant. 

What we offer you:  

At Aurizon, we support the development and growth of our employees. With a national portfolio of operations, we offer long-term and exciting career opportunities.  

Some of our benefits include:

  • Development and growth opportunities. 

  • Access to mentoring and development programs. 

  • Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, gyms, vehicles and retail brands. 

  • Parental leave program and super booster. 


About Aurizon. 

Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 100 ASX company. Each year, we deliver more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities right across the country. Aurizon is crucial to the Australian economy, connecting miners, primary producers and industry with international and domestic markets.  

Look to Aurizon for a diverse and collaborative culture. 

At Aurizon, we are proud of our diverse, collaborative, creative and high-performance culture. We celebrate the contribution of every employee and provide opportunities for career development in a dynamic, caring, and inclusive work environment. 

To learn about us and our company values, please visit 

Advertised: 04 Jul 2024 Applications close: 21 Jul 2024