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Sourcing & Contracts Advisor

About the Client:

Our clients purpose is to reimagine mining to improve people's lives and is committed to creating a Living Mine that brings positive value to the people and environment where we operate. The commercial team is responsible for the end to end management of all procurement activities within the South African region, including Regional Category Management, Sourcing & Contracts, Project Procurement and Purchasing. The team works with regional business and Supply Chain stakeholders to implement and manage performance of contracts and suppliers, grow the host community supply base and ensure effective supply of goods and services required for operations.

About the Role:

WorkPac are seeking an experienced Sourcing and Contracts Advisor to join our leading Mining & Resource client based within the Brisbane CBD. Reporting to the Regional Category Manager you will source and contract regional and BU contracts in a commoditized and centrally managed manner, in order to ensure security of supply and optimise supplier performance and value in the allocated portfolio for a 6-12 month contract.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement the relevant Supply Chain strategy and ensure that critical tasks, performance targets, plans and budgets are adhered to with due consideration of risk identification

  • Embrace an agile Supply Chain by being adaptive and flexible to accommodate and focus on emerging and changing business priorities

  • Understand regional strategic priorities and develop relevant Sourcing & Contracting strategies to support business needs

  • Implement value creation and supplier engagement strategies that align to the overall global Supply Chain strategy, critical tasks, performance targets and Business Unit priorities

  • Implement the sourcing Value Delivery Plans for tactical and routine corporate/regional/BU contracts in an allocated portfolio in an accurate, timely and value driven manner.

  • Implement the deployment of Inclusive procurement initiatives in an allocated portfolio.

  • Provide effective and efficient sourcing & contracting activities relating to corporate, regional or BU contracts

  • Implement an Inclusive Procurement programme that will increase host community commercial participation and support the development of thriving communities

  • Embed clear Inclusive Procurement expectations, targets and initiatives in commercial agreements and manage the delivery thereof

  • Support the global Inclusive Procurement team to identify supplier development needs and opportunities, and support the development of solutions

Skills and Experience:


  • An undergraduate qualification - Bachelor degree level or equivalent, alternatively relevant tertiary qualification and proven track record of extensive practical experience in a role and context of similar complexity


  • Practical experience in relevant field


  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline OR a proven track record of extensive practical experience in a role and context of similar complexity

Technical Knowledge:

  • Strong technical knowledge across the SC value chain, Sourcing and Contracting

  • Ability to integrate Commercial, PSC, Supplier Management & Purchasing

  • sub disciplines

  • Safety & Sustainability as it relates to Supply Chain & Inclusive Procurement

  • Strong commercial and business case development

  • Negotiation

  • Supplier Relationship Management

  • Critical and systems thinking capability

  • Ability to monitor and improve operational process through drawing on data to make a diagnosis, decide between alternative methods to address individual case(s) and recommend improvements to processes/systems.

  • Must hold full working rights within Australia to be eligible to apply for this position

Job Reference Number: 6123J20211093

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply button or for more information please contact:

WorkPac Recruitment Co-ordinator: Alanna Keehn on (07) 4979 8603 quoting the above reference number.

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australias leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, light industrial and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the countrys leading companies to deliver rewarding permanent, contract, temporary and traineeship recruitment opportunities.

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Sourcing & Contracts Advisor
Contract type: Casual
Location: Brisbane
Industry: Other Mining, Oil and Gas
Job expiry: 2021-10-25
Reference: 6123J20211093


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