Advisor Mining Systems - Production Systems APACW in Perth, WA, Australia

Principal Advisor Technology & Outsourcing

  • Be part of an exciting Technology and Outsourcing Team
  • Key driver for strategy, market intelligence and best in class performance
  • Situated in our global commercial hub
  • Based in Singapore

About the role

We are looking for a Principal Advisor - Technology & Outsourcing to drive the global strategy and market intelligence program for the Technology & Outsourcing team, working within Rio Tinto Singapores Technology & Outsourcing Category team to support them in their sourcing activities.

Rio Tinto Procurement delivers value to the Rio Tinto Group through the strategic sourcing and buying of goods and services for all operations and businesses. Value is delivered through uniform processes, e-technology, increased corporate social responsibility and measurable savings and productivity gains for the Group.

This role is a great opportunity for an experienced leader with technology or outsourcing procurement experiences, reporting to the Leader - Technology & Outsourcing, you will be: 

  • Managing the annual strategy and planning program, working with your peers to deliver a complete set of sourcing strategies across the category
  • Managing the marketing intelligence program to ensure that the business has access to the latest updates in product developments to inform sourcing decisions
  • Responsible for implementing and improving the common processes, practices and systems that support procurement objectives, and driving constant improvement across the team
  • Driving transformation initiatives to delivery cost savings and productivity gains
  • Supporting the Leader Technology & Outsourcing with business partner activities as required

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in sourcing (E2E) activities, with a preference for technology sourcing
  • Strong problem solver, strategic thinking and analytical capability.
  • Ability to present, communicate and influence effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience in working globally across diverse cultures
  • Technology domain expertise
  • Strong business acumen with commercial understanding of legal contracting process

 It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Relevant working experience for a large consulting firm

Where you will be working

The Commercial group is focused on maximising the value of our products; growing value in the marketplace through partnership with the companys customers, suppliers, product groups and Group functions. Headquartered in Singapore, and integrated with Rio Tintos assets, hubs, and offices globally, Commercials purpose is to provide the commercial insights to drive value along the mine-to-market value chain. Commercial incorporates and utilises the knowledge and capabilities of the global Sales & Marketing, Procurement, and Marine & Logistics organisations, supported by the Market Analysis, Commercial Treasury and other functions, to ensure our approach to business is driven by a commercially-astute and innovative mind-set.

The Commercial group came under the leadership of the newly appointed chief commercial officer on 1 January 2018.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. Weve developed some of the worlds largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. Youll find then in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

 

 

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. Its a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and its this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

Apply today before 29th August 2018 if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for a role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

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