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Specialist – Procurement

Glencore - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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  • Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Specialist – Procurement

Zinc Global Studies and Projects

Brisbane , Queensland, Australia

Ref. No. FP007

Glencore is one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. Our operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets, and agricultural facilities – supported by a network of more than 90 offices located in over 50 countries.

We employ approximately 160,000 people including contractors and we provide people with the opportunity to develop and grow their expertise and the confidence to grow their careers.

The Role

The Glencore Zinc Global Studies and Projects team are responsible for a range of development studies in various stages of progress across Zinc international jurisdictions.

As a member of the Glencore Zinc Global Growth Studies & Projects, Project Controls team, the successful candidate will assist in building a Canadian or Australian standard of procurement through our studies as they progress through to projects for detailed engineering and construction.

The Successful Candidate Will
  • assist with the RFP, tender evaluation and negotiation of engagements with major engineering houses.
  • make a significant contribution in managing procurement risk. (Assess risk, prepare risk management plan, implement and review risk management plan.)
  • assist in improving procurement guidelines, practices and procedures as they relate to studies.
Your Key Responsibilities Include
  • Identify legislation, policies, business processes and resources impacting the contracts required for the regions and studies
  • Identify studies, detailed engineering and construction procurement outcomes and internal inputs required by region and level of study.
  • Identify and confirm critical success factors required for studies procurement.
  • Identify non-trivial procurement risks for both the study stages and the current major and intermediate studies.
  • Determine likelihood and consequences of procurement risks and develop risk assessments.
  • Design treatments to reduce risks to an acceptable level.
  • Develop plans for implementing new treatments, additional risk controls or modifications to existing controls.
  • Monitor risk level at key points during procurement process, review, and adjust risk management plan to cover procurement activity risks not already identified.
  • Implement risk controls and treatments according to the treatment plan.
  • Implement risk management plan, monitor and revise to include potential or emerging risks during the life of the procurement activity.
  • Improve risk treatments and controls using review results.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with key providers and vendors as they relate to the fields of study.
The Successful Applicant Will Have
  • Knowledge of federal, state or territory, and local government legislation, policies, practices and guidelines relating to contract risk management
  • Understanding of organisational procurement policies, practices and approval processes
  • Understanding of risk management procedures
  • Understanding of probity principles and issues, particularly as they relate to probity risks
  • Knowledge of codes of conduct, codes of practice and standards of individual behaviour relating to the procurement process
  • Knowledge of risks associated with financial and accounting issues relevant to procurement and contract management
  • Knowledge of supplier issues and supply chain management in the context of procurement risk management
  • Knowledge of aspects of law of contracts, trade practices law and commercial law relevant to risk management relating to complex procurement
  • Operations, maintenance, engineering or procurement background in a related industry experience
  • Knowledge of equal employment opportunity relevant to procurement and contract management
The Successful Applicant Will Be
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in strategic sourcing/procurement with a Bachelor’s or College degree in business, supply chain management or a related field.
  • Experienced in utilising a strategic sourcing process.
  • Ability to set priorities and deliver results in situations with significant ambiguity.
  • Ability to work independently, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions.
  • Excellent in attention to detail and the ability to communicate complicated concepts.
  • Proficient in Project Management Systems (Primavera, MS Project, Aconex)
  • Willingness to travel internationally (~10%) and work with different time zones
For Any Further Questions Please Contact

Fiona Pascoe, Principal Advisor Human Resources at

Applications Close

31st May 2021