Senior Manager, Procurement Operations

Alcoa Australia

Location: Booragoon

Job Type: Full time


Shape Your World

At Alcoa, you will become an essential part of our purpose: to turn raw potential into real progress. The way we see it, every Alcoan is a work-shaper, team-shaper, idea-shaper, world-shaper.

As a leader within Alcoa, you can help fulfill our purpose and realize our vision to reinvent the aluminium industry. Be part of a global Procurement team that is driving sustainable, competitive advantage.You have the power to shape things and individuals to make them better.

About the Role:

An opportunity exists to join Alcoa’s Global Procurement organisation in an important leadership role supporting our Australian Operations. In this role you will utilise your procurement expertise and leadership skills to drive competitive advantage. In this role you will support short and long-term initiatives and business critical priorities.

As an integral member of our regional Procurement Lead team, you will provide procurement and commercial leadership and direction to our various locations in WA including the refineries and mine sites and smelter in Portland, Victoria. In addition to managing a team of Procurement professionals, your key contributions and specific activities will include:

  • Partnering with the business to maximise commercial advantage and adding value with the deployment of effective sourcing strategies.

  • Development and implementation of strategies to minimise risk from Supplier Capacity and Supply Chain constraints.

  • Communicating, reporting, and managing the interface between Procurement and the locations to ensure alignment with business goals and objectives.

  • Advising on expected benefits from supplier commercial agreements, including agreed performance outcomes, agreed commercial initiatives and process improvements including identification and resolution of supplier disputes and claims.

  • Leading and supporting the development of key supplier and customer relationships.

What’s on offer:

  • Career development opportunities to pursue your passion.

  • An attractive remuneration package that recognises the skills and experience you will bring to the team.

  • A yearly performance bonus (variable) to reward your contributions.

  • 16 weeks paid primary parental leave and 3 weeks for secondary carer.

  • Make a difference in our local communities with paid employee volunteering hours.

  • Social and diversity focused engagement opportunities.

What you can bring to the role:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Business, Strategic Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management or related discipline.

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar senior Procurement or Supply Chain role having lead teams towards driving actionable results.

  • Achievements in driving effective Procurement strategies within an industrial, manufacturing or resources environment.

  • Knowledge and experience in the way processing plants operate with a track record in identifying opportunities for improvements.

  • Strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills at all levels of the organisation coupled with the acumen to handle complex situations through to resolution.

Closing Date:

Wednesday, 11 October 2023



About the Location

As an Alcoan you are part of a global team committed to advancing sustainability and delivering excellence and innovation. We invented the industry and today we are redefining what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company from mines to metal. Join in and become an essential part of our purpose: to turn raw potential into real progress. We believe in inclusion, diversity and enabling all employees to grow and develop their careers with us, where they can pursue their passions. The power is in your hands to shape the things that matter to us all.

We are values led, vision driven and united by our purpose of transforming raw potential into real progress.  Our commitments to Inclusion, Diversity & Equity include providing trusting workplaces that are safe, respectful and inclusive of all individuals, free from discrimination, bullying and harassment and that our workplaces reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.   

This is a place where you are empowered to do your best work, be your authentic self, and feel a true sense of belonging. Come join us and shape your career! 

Your work. Your world. Shape them for the better.

You’ve got this!