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  • 23/11/2023

Sourcing Manager (Adelaide, SA, AU)

About the role

Based in either Adelaide or Whyalla and supporting both SIMEC Iron Ore and Liberty Primary Steel Steelworks, this role reports directly to the Manager of Sourcing and Procurement and will develop, implement and manage the category management plans in alignment with the overall procurement and business plans.  


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate the sourcing event through the life of the goods and services sourcing process
  • Prepare and facilitate relevant RFX packages on a risk-based approach
  • Critically review contract KPI’s to ensure that GFG’s competitive advantage is assured, and risks are mitigated
  • Conduct regular contract performance reviews and monitor contract performance 
  • Develop and implement strategies to deliver increased value from contract relationships
  • Foster a strong relationship with the Business Lead Teams
  • Coach, Mentor and provide advice on best practice contract and supplier management, contract risk management and assistance with disputes, claims and variations
  • Develop and implement Portfolio / Category Management plans to drive new value for the organisation
  • Research, understand and engage the market and market drivers both nationally and internationally 
  • Ensure visibility and understanding of leading-edge sourcing strategies and practices
  • Develop and implement contracting strategies and governance
  • Enhance contracting partners to leverage strengths and value across the business.

About your experience

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


To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in a Commerce/Business degree or similar
  • High level of influencing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level analytical skills with proven ability to model, analyse and summarise data
  • Demonstrated experience in sourcing for and/or management of large, complex contracts across a diverse organisation
  • Subject matter expert in market trends and drivers across national and international markets
  • Demonstrated understanding of leading edge sourcing strategies and practices
  • Background in a procurement in a similar manufacturing, mining, oil and gas or heavy industry environment.

About our team

Liberty Primary Steel, a member of GFG Alliance, operates integrated steelworks which include coke making, blast furnace, steel making, and rolling-mill facilities located in coastal Whyalla, approximately 400km from Adelaide.


SIMEC Mining, a member of GFG Alliance, has operations in SA and NSW. Our Iron Ore operation in South Australia’s Middleback Ranges South of Whyalla; consist of three primary sites: Iron Baron, Iron Knob and the South Middleback Ranges. Whyalla is a diverse coastal community based approximately 400 km from Adelaide.

Whyalla or Adelaide CBD

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.