Category Manager - Indirects

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Christine Armadass

About the company

Our client is an iconic Australian organisation with a number of category leading consumer products. They are looking for an experienced procurement professional to lead sourcing and supplier management activities for a range of indirect categories.

About the role

Reporting through to the General Manager of Supply Chain in this stand-alone position, the Procurement Manager - Indirects will be responsible for:

  • Spend analysis and reporting on categories such as freight, fleet, property & FM, utilities and travel & accommodation.
  • Continuing to develop analysis and reporting processes on supplier performance, and the generation of SLA and supply contracts.
  • The timely and accurate relaying of information around spend and supplier performance to the GM Supply Chain, for use in their decision making.
  • Undertaking bench-marking exercises of existing and prospective suppliers to identify opportunities to cut costs out of indirect spend, or create further value through other means.
  • Overseeing the RFX process - including preparation of documents for RFI's and RFP's.

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience applying formal strategic sourcing and SRM processes in a manufacturing environment.
  • Local and global sourcing experience and proven ability to negotiate multi-million dollar supply contracts.
  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering, supply chain or commerce an advantage.


  • Broad procurement category exposure with a leading manufacturing organisation.
  • Highly autonomous role that you can 'make your mark' on.
  • Career progression opportunities

To apply please click on the link below, or contact Christine Armadass on (03) 8613 3513 for a confidential discussion regarding the role.