Category Specialist


About this role

About this role

Opportunity for a Category Specialist to join an industry leader in the mining & resources sector, providing procurement advice and support on a range of categories to assist stakeholders plan, develop, source and manage procurement arrangements to meet business objectives.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Provide commercial and contractual support to the business.
  • Effectively deliver value through competitive sourcing and contract management.
  • Foster collaborative supplier relationships for the mutual benefit of the business and its contracting partners.
  • Support, communicate and contribute to procurement group initiatives with internal customers.
  • Review scope requirements and assess risk and program requirements to draft sourcing strategies.
  • Develop, issue and administer requests for tender.
  • Facilitate tender evaluation, negotiations and draft award recommendations.
  • Oversee due diligence and provide contract life-cycle support.



  • Tertiary qualifications in business, commerce or supply chain.
  • Substantial experience in procurement and contract management environments.
  • Experience in contract management, particularly claim assessments.
  • Skilled in analysing tender submissions and making recommendations to award.
  • Effective written communication skills including drafting contract conditions and variations.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organisation and prioritisation skills.
  • Able to manage multiple work packages and interface with internal customers.
  • Experience working in teams to deliver project outcomes in cost and time sensitive environments.



  • Opportunity to join an industry leader in the mining & resources sector
  • Perth based, full time role, working Monday to Friday
  • 12-month fixed term contract
  • $140k per annum + super

Join the Brunel Family

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Join the Brunel Family

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100 offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

Start applying immediately

Start applying immediately

Sending an application is quick and easy. Just make sure you have the required documents ready to go.

  • Certifications (optional)
  • Job references (optional)
  • Motivation Letter (optional)
  • Resume
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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Julie Rice is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Julie Rice
Brunel Energy Australia Perth

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