Category Specialist
10d ago
  • Key role in a diverse and global procurement organization;
  • Previous experience with multi-national companies

    About the role

    We are looking for a regional Category Specialist Process Chemicals for our North American procurement organization based in Montreal, Qc.

    The Category Specialist will support the Category Manager Process Consumables & Chemicals in the development of category strategies and to execute the plan outlined in the strategy.

    The objective of this key role is to implement according to Fact Base Development, Strategy Development and approval, Implementation of strategy including regular reviews, updates and adjustments, contract management and supplier relationship requirements.

  • This role is a great opportunity for a Procurement Specialist professional to develop and execute regional sourcing projects which contribute to the delivery of commercially favourable contracts and deliver optimal value to the Rio Tinto Business Unit. You will be;
  • Owning the development and implementation of a comprehensive regional category management strategy and the development of commercial agreements to minimize total cost of ownership and maximize value that will drive competitive advantage and meet Rio Tinto governance requirements;
  • Executing those category plans.This will include leading key or complex sourcing projects and ongoing management of contracts and supplier relationships;
  • Consolidating internal regional data collection of current internal customers' supply and consumption trends that will be the basis for category strategy development and related sourcing programs;
  • Contribute to a rigorous fact base on external dynamics that will be basis of the category strategy and sourcing program, specifically through market analysis.

  • Systematizing the analytical process through developing and maintaining customized supplier databases and risk management tools;
  • Responsible for building the negotiationsplans for approval and be able to support and lead during negotiations;
  • Managing contracts and support the Business Units end user service delivery team to managers in their contract management accountabilities as defined by the Segmentation model;
  • Ensuring all projects are delivered using Ariba and to ensure they meet the requirements outlined in Rio Tinto Procurement and Group Policies, Standards and Guidelines;
  • Undertaking value tracking and preparing monthly, quarterly and ad hoc reports to customers. Collating and preparing market analysis specific to commercial negotiations;
  • Being open and transparent in their relationships and able to develop a high level of trust and work in a matrix environment.

    About you

    To be successfully considered for this role, you will have :

  • Bachelor Degree in Business or Engineering;
  • Minimum of 5 years of procurement & supply chain experience;
  • Previous experience with multi-national companies in Mining, Manufacturing, Chemicals or Automotive industries;
  • Strong commercial acumen with proven category and contract management capabilities;
  • An understanding of supply chain management processes and principles with focus on dangerous goods and HSE in the supply chain

  • Strong project management, problem solving and customer relationship management skills;
  • Ability to achieve outcomes through influencing and collaboration with others;
  • Strong Excel spreadsheet skills (able to create management tools such as modelling and scenario analysis etc.);
  • Strong analytical capability and the ability to effectively collate and compile data;
  • Ability to communicate succinctly verbally and in written form with both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Prior experience in data analysis, reporting and systems design;
  • An ability to work unsupervised and be a self-starter;
  • English proficiency, French would be an asset

    Where you will be working

    Rio Tinto Procurement provides supply chain services that deliver value to the Rio Tinto Group through the strategic sourcing and buying of goods and services for all operations and businesses.

    Playing a fundamental role, value is achieved through uniformed processes, e-technology, increased corporate social responsibility and measurable savings for the Group.

    About us

    As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

    Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents.

    Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium : our materials make up the world around us.

    You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

    Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

    We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common.

    It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

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