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  • 13/05/2024

Technical Buyer (Whyalla, SA, AU)

About the role

Based in our Whyalla office, as part of the Procurement & Sourcing Team, this role works closely with key stakeholders at all levels of operation to deliver manufactured parts and services within maintenance plans and breakdown events. 

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Repairable management and quote retrieval 
  • Compiling and communicating weekly status reports to each site
  • Developing department specific strategies for the procurement activity for $35M of spend in manufactured spares and develop strategy for repairs management of company assets
  • Driving competitive advantage through effective sourcing, demand management and technical assessment
  • Safety observations on-site
  • Ensuring suppliers deliver through effective contract management

About your experience

As a subject matter expert with a strong sense of ownership and responsibility, you will bring to this role:


  • A trade background or demonstrated experience in managing the sourcing of spares and repairables
  • SAP experience preferred however computer proficiency is essential
  • A sound knowledge of reading and interpreting drawings
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of change management processes, tools and techniques
  • Excellent influencing and both written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of contract law and contract documentation
  • An aptitude for innovation and lateral thinking
  • Strong business acumen and a passion for continuous improvement
  • Effective analytical skills

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.