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Procurement Category Manager

Iztok Franko

Website Qantas

About the job

  •  Challenge yourself & add significant value in this strategic sourcing and category management role
  • Rise to the challenge with your senior-level stakeholder engagement, team management experience and commercial acumen
  • Permanent, full-time role based at our Mascot offices

Built on a long history of pioneering aviation, the Qantas Group continues to push boundaries today. Whether it’s through state of the art aircraft, new routes or world-class product, we’re working to create memorable experiences for our customers whenever they fly with us. Driving sustainability, our procurement and supply chain function meet the demands of the Qantas Group’s diverse portfolio, while maximising the value from our supplier related expenditure.

As the Procurement Category Manager, you will be responsible for working with key stakeholders to understand relevant Qantas Group business needs and objectives. You are an experienced procurement professional who can think strategically and have a track record of delivering value to the business. You will think innovatively, have deep knowledge of procurement processes to challenge the status quo. You must be collaborative but also work with significant autonomy. With an entrepreneurial spirit you will be responsible for leading sourcing activities for relevant categories within a complex organisation, including the creation and execution of RFx events in line with the Category Strategy.

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • 5 + years strategic sourcing, category management and procurement experience, including at least 2 years leading category management and sourcing activity.
  • Advanced analytical, influencing, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated the ability to influence and convince stakeholders, build effective business relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Prepare for and lead complex negotiations
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrable ability in running cross functional projects/teams, delivering outcomes in a time sensitive environment.
  • Knowledge of marketing, indirect, contingent labour categories will be highly beneficial.

A career with us can go in any direction. What’s certain is that when we are open minded and rise to the challenge, we get opportunities to create the career we want.

Qantas is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Talk to us about how this job could be flexible for you. Qantas embraces diversity and encourages applications from people with disability. Candidates will have the opportunity to request support or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process in order to demonstrate their ability to meet the inherent requirements of our roles.

Applications close: Thursday 30 September 2021.

To apply for this job please visit www.linkedin.com.

Iztok Franko

I am passionate about digital marketing and ecommerce, with more than 10 years of experience as a CMO and CIO in travel and multinational companies. I work as a strategic digital marketing and ecommerce consultant for global online travel brands. Constant learning is my main motivation, and this is why I launched Diggintravel.com, a content platform for travel digital marketers to obtain and share knowledge. If you want to learn or work with me check our Academy (learning with me) and Services (working with me) pages in the main menu of our website.