Materials Coordinator

Alcoa Australia

Location: Waroona

Job Type: Full time


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About the job

We are seeking a dynamic Professional with a background in Supply Chain, Operations, Maintenance and/or Engineering to co-ordinate, manage and drive improvements in Materials Management for Wagerup.

Reporting to the Central Services Manager at Wagerup, this position is offered on a Monday through Friday day roster, with the inclusion of a leisure day every four-week period.

The scope of Materials Management at Alcoa includes the Maintenance Spare Parts, Capital Goods, Consumables & PPE which are used at our locations and incorporates the solutions, processes and activities which enable us to effectively and efficiently source, move, store, protect, track, use and control these materials

Working across the location with Maintenance, Stores, Procurement & Operations staff the key activities in this role will include:

  • Monitoring and Management of Materials Management activities at the location including Critical Spares Management, Item Returns incl. return of Repairable Items, Lost Goods, Mini Stores, Consignment Stock, Direct Purchase items reviews, facilitation of continuous review of Min Max recommendations, Slow Moving & Obsolete reviews

  • Promoting and supporting Materials Management programs and initiatives at the location(s) including, roll out of new solutions and processes.

  • Providing coaching and mentoring to location staff to ensure alignment and understanding of Materials Management processes and solutions.

  • Working with the Commercial group to support supply chain improvement activities, including transition of any new or changed supplier arrangements

  • Contributing to development of Alcoa’s Global Materials Management strategy, policies, processes, standards, solutions, best practises and lessons learned.

  • Location Single Point Accountability (SPA) for Materials Management Issue resolution and escalations

To ensure alignment with the Alcoa Global Materials Management program this role will participate on the Regional Materials Management Lead Team led by the Asset Management group.

About you

To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:

To bring their energy and passion, thought leadership and materials savvy, to influence and lead Materials Management initiatives across the location and with multiple functions and groups.

To be considered for this role, you will have the ability to build strong influential relationships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally, as well as having strong analytical and problem-solving skills, communication, negotiating, and the ability to lead projects. Main requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Commerce or related discipline

  • Expert working knowledge and experience in Supply Chain / Inventory Management and/or related disciplines, Business Process improvement and Project Management.

  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Why Alcoa?

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people, lead with courage – are at the foundation of everything we do.

At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value ‘care for people’ is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.

We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs are underpinned by diversity and equality and continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility while empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive remuneration package

  • Monthly Leisure Day

  • Career development opportunities

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Superannuation above guarantee

  • 16 weeks parental leave scheme

  • Paid annual volunteer hours

  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network, EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, bisexual and transgender Equality) and AWARE (Alcoans Working Actively for Racial-ethnic Equality)

Our Locations

Alcoa’s Australian operations represent one of the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting systems and add value to Australia’s local, state and national economies at every stage. Our Australian operations support approximately 4,370 direct jobs including multiple entry talent pathways/programs, predominantly in regional Western Australia.

Supported by our head office in Booragoon and the Bindjareb Regional office in Pinjarra, our operations include: our world-class Technology Development Centre of Excellence (COE), two bauxite mines in Western Australia (Huntly and Willowdale); three alumina refineries in Western Australia (Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup); one aluminium smelter in Victoria (Portland); two dedicated port facilities in Western Australia (Kwinana and Bunbury); and two Alcoa Farmlands sites in Western Australia (Pinjarra and Wagerup).

Applications close
Thursday 16 February 2023

Additional information

  • Interviews may progress prior to the closing date, although all applications will be considered.

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.

  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia. Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


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