Category Management Officer

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  1730

About Us


Fortescue is both a proud West Australian company and a global green solutions business. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives.

Our Opportunity

Work Location: Perth – Fortescue’s Perth office is located on the traditional lands o the Whadjuk Noongar people

Roster: Monday to Friday


An opportunity to join the growing world of Operations within Fortescue’s Corporate, Labour and Technology team, you will work with high value supply contracts in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Reporting to the Principal Category Management you will have exposure to a wide range of agreements as well as helping to progress category opportunities.

The role will support the contract administration of Fortescue’s Corporate Services category and will require engaging with multiple stakeholders to track and implement procurement processes. The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated and familiar with key contract management tools such as SAP and iValua.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working proactively as part of a procurement team focused on providing exceptional customer service to deliver commercial support to the business through an understanding and application of these core competencies. 
  • Contract management - developing and applying processes, procedures, systems, and knowledge to ensure optimum commercial benefit and minimal commercial risk. 
  • Supplier relationship management - deliver value through effective management of strategic supplier relationships.  
  • Category management and strategic sourcing – provide support in building appropriate category strategies that are aligned with Fortescue business objectives and manage the end-to-end sourcing process for allocated projects. 
  • Negotiating – applying an effective process and an understanding of each party’s position to engage with suppliers. 
  • Governance and risk management - ensure business objectives are met through effective governance, compliance management and the identification, assessment, and treatment of risk.  
  • Analysis & reporting - effective analysis and reporting of relevant data at all stages of the procurement lifecycle.  
  • Business partnering and commercial acumen - create and maintain credible and trusting relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure full alignment of procurement effort with business needs and opportunities. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Commerce, Law or similar is desirable. 
  • The candidate will have strong communication skills and adopt a methodical approach to work, whilst succinctly reporting on progress.
  • Conversant with SAP materials management and iValua contract management is preferred.
  • Understand MS Office applications and MS Excel.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and efficiently manage priorities.
  • Demonstrate an alignment to all of Fortescue’s values. 
  • Effectively self-manage with an ability to efficiently manage priorities. 
  • Show that you are driven to build a career in Procurement. 
  • Show a level of resilience to challenging circumstances. 
  • Work effectively as a member of a results driven team. 

Our Commitment


Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 


Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.