Senior Specialist – Sourcing and Contracting (Mining Services)
Job no: 498427
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Melbourne Group Office
MMG Limited is a publicly-listed global base metal mining company recognised as a leading producer of copper and zinc. As an international business, MMG strives to create an inclusive culture by bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate.
We are currently seeking a Senior Sourcing and Contracting Specialist to ensure that MMG derives maximum value from its external spend in the Mining Services portfolio. This is accomplished through structured market engagements and ongoing category and contract stewardship. To achieve this, the role requires strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to analyse the capabilities, costs and risks posed by MMG’s suppliers; and the ability to negotiate and capture favourable commercial outcomes in contract documents.
Key responsibilities will include the below, but not be limited to;
Lead category planning through: Category segmentation, spend analysis, cost driver analysis and strategic positioning. Also Leveraging the category’s global supply base, with a focus on low-cost-country and China sourcing
Developing a forward view of business requirements, identifying emerging technologies, suppliers, continuous improvement and other opportunities that may deliver value to MMG
Establish and develop collaborative and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Provide category insights where required, to support business decisions including project development, M&A, financial forecasting and other similar activities.
Administer selected contracts, including supplier performance reviews, validation and expedition of contract deliverables, rate reviews, rectification of under-performance, process compliance, and associated activities.
Ongoing planning of major market engagements, including review of expiring contracts and prioritisation of category plan initiatives.
In conjunction with internal stakeholders, document business requirements in a manner suitable for engaging prospective suppliers, including: Capture and optimisation of technical specifications and operational timelines, Development of scopes of work and incorporation of applicable MMG Standards
Identify and mitigate operational and commercial risks through high quality contract drafting, including incorporation of KPI’s and other performance mechanisms
Plan and execute negotiation strategies to improve outcomes from market engagements, including negotiation of: Specifications and timelines, prices, price adjustment mechanisms and incentives, risk apportionment and contract terms and conditions
Identify trade-offs and facilitate decision making for supplier selection by articulating: Differentiated capabilities and risk profiles of supply options and total cost of ownership and other commercial outcomes
Capture maximum value for MMG by: Reducing the total cost of ownership of externally sourced goods and services, ensuring externally sourced goods and services meet or exceed MMG’s requirements and ensuring all elements of negotiated outcomes are adequately reflected in contract documentation
About the successful Applicant:
Preference for at least 5 -10 years’ experience in Procurement, Supply Chain Sourcing or Commercial roles. (Alternative relevant industry experience in other Functional areas would also be considered e.g. Finance, Contract Management, Operations)
Experience in strategic sourcing and developing commercial arrangements and capture of outcomes in contract documentation
Proven ability to identify and Commitment to a team environment and exceptional standards of excellence
Strong commercial acumen and written skills to articulate sourcing outcomes in governance documentation
Use of SAP, Ariba or similar ERP system(s) to complete sourcing activities
A willingness to travel interstate when required
This is a great opportunity that will suit an experienced professional who is looking for opportunities to significantly expand their career. Please note that this position may require domestic or international travel from time to time. It is possible that the destinations will be broader than our current countries of operation.
As a company, we strive for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity.
If you share MMG’s values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the application closing date.
Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised closing date and all applicants must apply directly to MMG to be considered. We will not be accepting submissions from recruitment agencies on this occasion.
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Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time 16 Nov 2020
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
16 Dec 2020
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