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  • 14/09/2023

Category Manager (Adelaide, SA, AU)

About the role

Reporting to the Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will contribute to the business success of Liberty Primary Steel through engaging with suppliers and managing the significant contractors and sourcing events for the Whyalla businesses in alignment with the category, portfolio, capital and business plans.


Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Facilitating regular contract performance reviews and monitor contract performance 
  • Auditing contractors to verify compliance to the agreed standards and contract requirements 
  • Developing and implementing strategies to deliver increased value from contract relationships 
  • Developing and implementing Portfolio / Category Management plans 
  • Developing and implementing strategies to rectify non-compliance in contracts and dispute resolution.

About your experience

You are experienced in managing a complex organizational environment and are highly skilled in building strong internal and external relationships. 


To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Certificate IV in Purchasing or similar or equivalent experience
  • CIPS qualification highly advantageous
  • High level negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High Level analytical skills with proven ability to model, analyse and summarise data
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiating and implementing contracts, including a thorough knowledge of legal requirements
  • Background in a similar manufacturing, mining, oil and gas or heavy industry environment.

About our team

GFG Alliance Australia operates an end to end mining, steel, construction and energy business. With over 160 sites and more than 6700 people, we provide steel for Australia’s leading infrastructure projects.


A member of the GFG Alliance group, Liberty Primary Steel is located at Whyalla, South Australia, approximately 400 kilometres north-west of Adelaide. We operate an integrated steelworks including steel making, blast furnace, coke oven and rolling mill facilities. Producing billet for rolling in Liberty Steel and other manufacturing sites and for export, together with rail and structural steel products. We look for exceptional talent from a broad range of backgrounds, to bring high energy and drive innovation. We foster a culture where people and the business can flourish and develop. 


Why consider Whyalla? Located on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla is an important hub and the region’s biggest city for retail shopping. Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities where students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.


To view more of what Whyalla has to offer visit

Next steps

We are committed to uncompromising levels of safety, strong customer centricity and diversity. Wherever they are in the world, our people are our greatest asset. We would love you to be part of our journey.


We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.