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  • Posted: Oct 20, 2020
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    Procurement Specialist

    About The Role

    We are looking for a Procurement Specialist based to undertake effective and efficient customer engagement, category strategy development support, value delivery, contract implementation and supplier management to satisfy clients’ requirements. The role is RBM site based.
    Reporting to the RBM Procurement Business Partner, responsibilities include

    • At the department level work with the business to identify, build and translate Supply strategies, required to meet their objectives with supporting interventions to sourcing and delivery capability.
    • Constructively challenging and coaching end users on their supply chain effectiveness.
    • Supporting leadership to define, build, and improve Procurement strategy and delivery.
    • Partnering with the business to deliver projects across a broad spectrum including new regional or global strategies, cost initiatives and improvement activities.
    • Collaborating with the Global and Regional Category teams and other internal service providers to deliver on identified RTP needs within the business.
    • Act as the face of Procurement and be the first point of contact for procurement escalations for assigned business areas.
    • Be the conduit for all RTP functions to filter business needs to and from the business.
    • Providing feedback and input into the effectiveness of RTP processes, policies, programmes, and systems.
    • Guide and advice procurement delivery professionals to enact business and category strategies.
    • Ensure effective Contract Implementation through CMX Key Practice methodologies.
    • Provide support on projects which contribute to the creation of significant partnerships and delivery of optimal value to Rio Tinto.
    • Collect and generate domain knowledge and market analysis regarding the sources and drivers of value creation through supplier partnerships.
    • Support the syndication of stakeholders and relationships both internally and externally during the delivery, implementation and on-going management of supplier performance and partnerships.
    • Take ownership of the Supplier Partnership process and contribute to driving adoption by responsible End Users. This includes the management of governance, reporting, tools and systems relevant to assigned contracts / suppliers.
    • Manage and leverage assigned Supplier Partnerships to deliver value to the business
    • Support and track the identification and implementation of Supplier Partnership process improvements. Demonstrate a high level of integrity and understanding of governance related matters within procurement, and more specific Rio Tinto’s corporate governance standards

    About You

    • A 3-year Procurement or related tertiary qualifications (degree or diploma) will serve as an advantage
    • 5 years related work experience in a Procurement environment. (Mining, Manufacturing or heavy industry)
    • Experience working in a large, complex organization (i.e., ability to operate independently and under pressure, to perform multiple concurrent tasks and responsibilities, and to deal with changing priorities, while maintaining personal effectiveness)
    • Good communication and people skills – daily interaction with Suppliers, clients and procurement team members.
    • Computer literate on MS Word, SAP & Excel
    • Experience in working within a multi-cultural environment

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Rio Tinto on to apply

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