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Sourcing Specialist

Date: 08-Jul-2019

Location: via McKinlay, QLD, AU, 4823

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32

 

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

 

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

 

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

 

Cannington is one of the world's largest and lowest-cost producers of silver and lead.  Located in northwest Queensland, Cannington boasts an underground mine and processing facility situated approximately 800 kilometres west of Townsville and a concentrate handling facility at the Port of Townsville.

 

 

 

The Opportunity

South32 are seeking an experienced candidate for the role of Local Sourcing Specialist for our Cannington mine in Queensland.  Reporting to the Operational Supply Manager for Australia, this role will be based at our Cannington mine near Mount Isa.

This role will provide leadership and direction enabling productivity through effective execution of people processes, building strong teams, and creating the South32 culture.

This role will initially be offered on a 12-month fixed term basis on a FIFO roster of 4/3 from Brisbane or Townsville.  

 

Purpose

Provides specialist advice and executes Category Management activities in line with specified guidelines and business requirements to confirm surety of supply and minimum Supply risk for the business.

 

Accountabilities

  • Develops collaborative relationships with suppliers to ensure optimum delivery quality and sustained performance in line with business objectives.
  • Supports Category Management Leadership teams to provide insight into the sub-function activities.
  • Executes against the control framework for master data management; maintain quality and accuracy of information.
  • Develops and executes sourcing activities contributing to the Asset/Project Supply Sourcing Plan.
  • Collects requirements and analyses key data inputs from multiple sources (internal and external) to build robust category and sourcing strategies.
  • Develops local category strategies that minimise supply risk to the business, optimise cost and contribute to process automation.
  • Executes local category strategies and contract coverage to support Maintenance Strategies, 2 year budget and 5 year execution plans.

 

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Commerce, Finance, Engineering or related disciplines
  • Develops and executes sourcing activities contributing to the Asset/Project Supply Sourcing Plan.
  • Collects requirements and analyses key data inputs from multiple sources (internal and external) to build robust category and sourcing strategies.
  • Develops local category strategies that minimise supply risk to the business, optimise cost and contribute to process automation.
  • Executes local category strategies and contract coverage to support Maintenance Strategies, 2-year budget and 5 year execution plans.

 

 

 

Our culture

 

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

 

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

 

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

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