IT Commercial Analyst

Whitehaven Coal

Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


Whitehaven Coal is the dominant player in Australia’s only emerging high-quality coal basin. With a culture based on our values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Value and Excellence, our reputation for excellence in project delivery and safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operations continues to grow.

About the Role
We have an exciting opportunity for an Information Technology (IT) Commercial Analyst to join our team!

You will be responsible for the day to day commercial and financial aspects of IT operations and IT projects. The position requires a thorough understanding of cost management and reporting, purchasing, vendor and contract analysis. In addition to operational tasks the position requires strong business, analytical and communication skills playing a key role in the preparation of IT budgets and the identification and assessment of IT cost saving and efficiency opportunities.

The role can be based in either our Sydney CBD or Newcastle corporate locations. From time to time the role may require some travel between these corporate locations or to our various operations locations in the Gunnedah region in NSW.

What You’ll Do

  • Reporting - Preparation of month end Actual vs Budget across both Opex and Capex reporting requirements
  • Cost Control - Collate, track and monitor IT spend (Opex and Capex) and communicate regularly with key internal stakeholders and external Vendors.
  • Purchasing - Creation of IT Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders for the majority of IT spend at Whitehaven Coal.
  • Contract Management - Ensure major 3rd party contractual terms are understood, managed and reconciled. Assist with Vendor set up and contract reviews
  • Analysis – Identify cost saving or process improvement opportunities
  • IT Asset Management – track major IT software assets ensuring licensing compliance. Identify and escalate risks as and when required
  • Communicate with multiple teams and external stakeholders and present reports on a regular monthly basis.
  • Respond efficiently to adhoc IT reporting requests

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Information Systems or proven commercial experience
  • Strong experience in a cost control function, ideally within IT, including transactional processing, reporting and analysis
  • Understanding of IT costs or having worked closely in a role that partnered with IT
  • Budgeting and Management reporting experience
  • Commitment to continuous service improvement
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Well developed organisational skills and the capacity to be flexible in balancing priorities
  • Familiarity with ERP systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint

Why Whitehaven Coal?

  • Career Development, Mentorship and Coaching
  • Access to Salary Packaging Including Novated Leasing
  • Salary Sacrifice Opportunities
  • Bonus Scheme + $1k Company Shares
  • Employee Referral Scheme- $3000 for Successful Referrals!
  • 26 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

This is an exciting time to join Whitehaven as we expand and grow our Internal IT team.

Whitehaven Coal is committed to increasing the representation of women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the workplace. We are striving for an inclusive workplace that brings people from diverse backgrounds and welcomes applicants of diversity of gender, culture and experience.

Whitehaven Coal is working with the RSL Employment Program to support veterans and partners of current or former Defence members in finding meaningful and sustainable employment. If you would like assistance with your application, you can reachout to the program via the following link:
Whitehaven Coal is an endorsed Circle Back Initiative Employer.

To be considered for this position you must have the right to work in Australia.
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