Anglo American Vacancies – Category Procurement Specialist – Processing & MRO

Website Anglo American

Company Description
Anglo American’s purpose is to reimagine mining to improve people’s lives and is committed to creating a Living Mine that brings positive value to the people and environment where we operate.

Supply Chain is positioning itself for the future, by becoming more purpose-driven in aid of realizing the Anglo American purpose and driving to be more agile and resilient. Central to being more purpose-driven is delivering significantly more positive impact within our host communities, acting as supplier interface to provide velocity to our innovation, technical & sustainability change programme, that includes improved safety performance and the embedment of circular economy principles, as well as overall delivery of significantly more sustainable value. To build a more agile and resilient Supply Chain the commoditized execution and digitalization of processes is a key focus whilst driving operational excellence.


Job Description
We are currently looking to appoint a Category Procurement Specialist – Processing to take accountability for managing a specific set of categories, in support of the broader portfolio strategy and business ambition that delivers improved business performance through commercial agreements, enables innovation, supplier partnering and internal stakeholder collaboration.


Key accountabilities:

  • Responsible for developing relevant category strategies, support input to business cases, plans to ensure security of supply, the advancement of supplier partnering that drives innovation and value, compile and execute sourcing events, support negotiations, establish and execute contracts.
  • Embrace an agile Supply Chain by being adaptive and flexible to accommodate and focus on emerging and changing business priorities
  • Project management of key initiatives
  • Support the development of the broader category portfolio strategy, value creation plans and business cases by providing relevant data, analysis, opportunity assessments and market intelligence
  • Accountable for the contract over its life cycle and ensure contract administration and performance management activities are executed timely and with quality
  • Ensure the effective and efficient execution of contracts management activities for allocated portfolio (including the loading of finalized contracts onto the system to enable transactions)





  • Degree qualified or equivalent with strong category procurement experience in Processing (raw materials, chemicals, plant equipment) and / or MRO gained in a mining/ construction / heavy industry

Technical Skills

  • Good technical knowledge across the Supply Chain value chain
  • Ability to integrate Commercial, physical supply chain, Supplier Management & Purchasing sub disciplines
  • Safety & Sustainability as it relates to Supply Chain & Inclusive Procurement
  • Good commercial, negotiation and deal-making, business case development, investment appraisal
  • Category Management, sourcing & contracting with Total Cost Ownership approach
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Business Planning, Business Case development
  • Working knowledge of regional and local Inclusive Procurement requirements


Additional Information
Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

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