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Manager Procurement Operations, WA Mining

Alcoa USA Group

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Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.

About the opportunity

Are you an energetic, astute individual who thrives in a demanding work environment?

We have an opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Procurement Manager to join our Procurement Operations team based at the Huntly mine site, supporting both of our bauxite mines in Western Australia.

As a member of the Location Lead Team, you will act as the single point of accountability to the Director Procurement Operations, Australia and Europe and will be the go-to person for the mining locations in Australia on procurement related matters. This position drives competitive advantage by:

  • Working with business operations to align the procurement strategy with the business strategy
  • Integrating category sourcing strategies
  • Leveraging location indirect procurement spend with sustaining capital
  • Engaging the Centre of Excellence to standardize and optimize processes, procedures, systems and practices; and
  • Driving Continuous Improvement and Supplier Integration

For the right candidate, flexible work arrangements would be considered for this role. Please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

As a nationally recognised employer of choice for gender equity and advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex inclusion, Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences.

About you

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do.

To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success you will be able to demonstrate prior success in the following areas:

  • Working with business operations to align the procurement strategy with the business strategy
  • Developing operations strategies and providing input to short- and long-term business planning processes
  • Executing agreed sourcing strategies and contracts to ensure performance standards are achieved including maintaining continuous operation, achieving commercial cost savings and productivity targets and driving continuous improvement.

Ideally, we are looking for an exceptional communicator who has experience working across functions, with senior leaders and influencing colleagues with varied and global perspectives.

About where you will work

Huntly Bauxite Mine is located in the Darling Range near Dwellingup, approximately 100 kilometres south of Perth. It is the world’s second largest bauxite mine, supplying ore to Alcoa’s Pinjarra and Kwinana alumina refineries. Approximately 600 people work at the mine.

Applications close
Wednesday 5th February 2020

Additional information

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.
  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia. Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application.
  • Find out more about working for Alcoa in Australia at www.alcoa.com.au/opportunities-aus

About Alcoa in Australia?

  • Alcoa employs approximately 4,000 people in Western Australia and Victoria; most of our employees live regionally and our head office is in the Perth suburb of Booragoon.
  • Alcoa has been named an employer of choice for 17 consecutive years by the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
  • Alcoa is an active and supportive partner in the community. The company sponsors ideas and opportunities important to local people such as addressing mental health, inspiring youth, promoting environmental education and highlighting health and safety.
  • Alcoa has been contributing economically and socially in Western Australia and Victoria for more than 56 years. More than 65 per cent of Alcoa’s Australian annual revenue stays in Australia through wages, local purchasing, taxes, royalties, capital investment and dividends to Australian shareholders.


Job details
Date posted
31 Jan 2020
Mining & Energy
~ $197,000
Contract type
Work type
Full Time
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Standard/Business Hours
Work Authorisation
Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident