Sourcing and Category Manager Melbourne, Australia Full-time Company Description At Pact Group our vision is to lead the circular economy through reduce, reuse and recycling solutions. We specialise in the manufacture and supply of rigid plastic and metal packaging, materials handling and pooling solutions, contract manufacturing services, recycling and sustainability services, servicing both consumer and industrial sectors. Job Description The Role Working within our close-knit Group Procurement team, the Sourcing and Category Manager will be responsible for leading the Facilities Management Category through category management, supplier relationship management, procure to pay and sourcing activities. You'll develop category plans and execute sourcing and procurement activities for an annual spend of circa $100M. We are supportive of flexible working arrangements and this role can be based on site or from your home office anywhere in Australia. Accountabilities: Develop and execute a robust end-to-end Category Management strategy across all assigned areas of spend and ensuring alignment with Pact business objectives and key stakeholders Develop and execute robust sourcing strategies incorporating business requirements and utilising appropriate concepts/frameworks, supply models, supply market research and relevant analysis to support the strategy developed Lead and drive supplier relationships to deliver on-going value from strategic suppliers throughout the contract life cycle Identify and develop suppliers (alternate or new) to support revenue growth through innovative new products or services and manage supply risk for the business Drive procurement processes ensuring key aspects relating to risk management, quality, ethical sourcing, sustainability and legal compliance are considered in line with Pact Group policies About you: We are looking for a driven and collaborative procurement professional who thrives in complex environments and prides themselves on developing strong working relationships across the business. To be successful in this role, you'll have: Proven experience and knowledge of procurement and contract management (knowledge of Facilities Management an advantage but not required) Demonstrable experience in leading and managing categories of spend, applying category management processes, executing sourcing initiatives, business cases and category plans Problem-solving ability & commercial acumen, understanding the impact of decision making on the business Strong strategic thinking and analytical ability, utilising big data to create meaningful and useful intelligence Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop relationships and influence key stakeholders Additional Information About us Our vision is to lead the circular economy through packaging, reuse and recycling solutions. It's a future-driven group commitment, designed to create lasting value. We're the largest plastics recycler in Australia and New Zealand and one of the region's biggest user of recycled materials. We have 6,000+ team members, operate 110 manufacturing facilities across 15 countries, and our customers include some of the world's largest brands that consumers know and trust. As a global leader in circular and sustainable packaging solutions, we've committed to lead the circular economy through a $500 million investment plan. For us, it's about finding new and better ways of doing things. Ways to grow business, to give back to the environment and to enrich people's lives every day. Our promise is to create a better and more prosperous world all round. That's our future Pact. Let's lead the way together.