Senior Category Specialist - Green Plant

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  1518

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 of the Whadjuk Noongar people

Roster: Monday to Friday


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced procurement and supply chain professional to work on a first class and diverse portfolio of renewable infrastructure projects, with a focus on process plant and equipment to produce green molecules from green electricity.  


This position plays a crucial role in contracting, procurement, and supply chain support to the development and operation of electrolyser and other green molecule (e.g. ammonia synthesis) plants globally.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, coordinate and evaluate tender packages for major capital equipment required for green hydrogen production and processing
  • Conduct sourcing activities and negotiate contract terms and conditions, to support establishment of strategic framework agreements and call-offs
  • Develop well written, well-structured category, contracting and sourcing documentation that supports FFI’s global business plan
  • Provide strategic procurement advice to key stakeholders and capital projects teams
  • Conduct and periodically refresh end-to-end Supply Chain Analysis and Category Strategy
  • Develop and implement innovative commercial frameworks for portfolio application
  • Provide analysis and advice to support strategic procurement decision-making, business planning, project cost estimation and scheduling
  • Identify and evaluate key risks at a contract formation and seek input from other functions as appropriate (e.g. technical, legal etc.)
  • Contract administration to support execution, including correspondence, contract notices, claims mitigation, assessment and resolution

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in C&P within major projects or category management in the energy / infrastructure sector
  • Experience in EPC contracting strategy development and delivery within owners team preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce, law, engineering or construction desirable.
  • The ability to work in a complex, fast-paced environment across multiple work packages
  • Attention to detail
  • Desire to be challenged, learn & continuously improve
  • Lateral thinker
  • Effective at building stakeholder relationships with international teams. Can engage effectively with engineers, legal, quality management, project controls and logistics to deliver portfolio and project objectives.
  • Self-driven, takes ownership and initiative.

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.