Category Manager


Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


Ventia Pty Ltd

  • Excellent Remuneration Packages
  • Feel excited and be exposed to a diverse portfolio of projects & workers
  • Hybrid working to support work life integration

About the role

Ventia now have a growth opportunity for 3 Category Managers to join our Procurement team in a full-time permanent role based in either Victoria or New South Wales.

Are you someone with a strong procurement or strategy background with demonstrated achievements in procurement transformations, people management, sourcing strategies, implementing plans, programs, systems, and change initiatives. Dependent on your prior Category Manager experience you will be assigned to one of the three sectors below.

  • Civil infrastructure (power, oil/gas & water)
  • Corporate Services Rate (travel, HR & recruitment)
  • Facilities maintenance Rate (property & building)

These newly created positions which will see the successful candidates contributing to the strategic direction and growth of the Ventia business.


  • Excellent Remuneration Packages
  • Melbourne Has A Free Gym In The Office!!
  • Sydney Have Delicious Café’s & Food Close By!!
  • Flexible Working Arrangement – Home & Office
  • Supportive Colleagues and Leadership
  • Ventia perks program – Discounts %%
  • Career Progression Opportunities
  • Dedicated Healthy Minds Program

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deep understanding of financial, commercial, and regulatory cost drivers providing advice on the business implications of costs/ benefits to ensure the outcomes are aligned to the organisation’s strategic goals
  • Influencing and mobilising key stakeholders to deliver impactful change
  • Use initiative, industry knowledge and best practice concepts to develop and execute category and sourcing plans
  • Support bid teams and the acquisition of new business through the provision of effective and current outline agreements, rate cards and contracts
  • Overall spend controlled and managed under contract

Key Skills & Attributes Include

  • MUST have experience as a category management in a large complex organisation, preferably in a similar organisation or industry sector
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of assigned categories including industry players, emerging trends, and competitive strategies
  • Confident to present to senior internal stakeholders and external regulator
  • Understanding of strategic drivers and how to link to goals and performance in the business


Ventia is enriched by the diverse experiences, talents and cultures that our people bring to the organisation, while celebrating and respecting the communities we operate in. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment that provides equal opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Māori and Pasifika people, LGTBQI+, Women, Veterans and spouses and people with disabilities.

How to Apply

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** Shortlisted candidates will be contacted **

Position Reference Number: 155229

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