1300 875 947

Category Specialist – Building

  • Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, Australia
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Attractive salary package
  • ASAP start available
  • Office based role

About the Role

Our client are a well-known Newcastle based building and construction services enterprise delviering exceptional service to complete works on various properties throughout Australia. Due to a period of recent growth they are now looking to take on a highly experienced Category Specialist based in Cardiff, Newcastle.

Candidates for this position MUST have strong experience in a Category Specialist role, coupled with experience in the building industry.

As a Category Specialist you will report to the National Supplier & Performance Manager. You will be responsible for the planning, supplier performance analysis and procurement within the trade network.

Key responsibilties will include:

  • Oversee the trade network to ensure our trade partners deliver quality repairs
  • Ensure trade panel provides sufficient coverage nationally to fully service our clients
  • Create and analyse reporting working in with the National Supplier Performance Manager striving for constant improvement, unlocking performance to decrease average repair costs
  • Work collaboratively within the Trade Team and table any innovations that may lead to improved efficiencies
  • Utilise and share your building knowledge and experience across our teams driving improvements across KBA Insurance Repairs and our trade panel
  • Support the implementation of strategic and operational goals and budget plans for KBA Insurance Repairs
  • Collaborate with the National Supplier Performance Manager to develop, execute, and maintain a detailed strategy capable of delivering best value in quality, delivery, cost and safety
  • Demonstrated commercial insights and experience with contracts and supplier negotiations

About You

You will be a highly experienced Category Specialist with strong experience in a similar role, coupled with previous experience in the Building Industry.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • 5+ years’ experience in Category Specialist role or similar
  • Experience within the building industry preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop relationships and influence key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated procurement experience to drive and deliver best value for money results
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and experience with contracts and supplier negotiations
  • Fast-paced operator with a very strong sense of urgency
  • Very high attention to detail with strong work ethic
  • Solid understanding of safety requirements
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • A team player with a strong customer focused attitude and drive to achieve our goals

APPLY NOW via SEEK, and for more information contact Jack Coleman on 0473 003 265.

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