Contract Manager - Raw Materials

About the role

Based in either Adelaide or Whyalla and supporting both SIMEC Iron Ore and Liberty Primary Steel Steelworks, this role will develop, implement and manage the category management plans in alignment with the overall procurement and business plans.  

You will enhance contracting partners to leverage strengths and value across the business with a category spend in excess of $400mill.


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate the sourcing event through the life of the goods and services sourcing process
  • Prepare and facilitate relevant RFX packages on a risk-based approach
  • Conduct regular contract performance reviews and monitor contract performance 
  • Coach, Mentor and provide advice on best practice contract and supplier management, contract risk management and assistance with disputes, claims and variations
  • Develop and implement Portfolio / Category Management plans to drive new value for the organisation
  • Research, understand and engage the market and market drivers both nationally and internationally 
  • Enhance contracting partners to leverage strengths and value across the business


About your experience

You are experienced in managing a complex organisational environment and are highly skilled in building strong internal and external relationships.

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Essential - Strong background in a procurement in a similar manufacturing, mining, oil and gas or heavy industry environment with exposure to raw material sourcing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level analytical skills with proven ability to model, analyse and summarise data
  • Demonstrated experience in sourcing for and/or management of large, complex contracts across a diverse organisation
  • Knowledge in market trends and drivers across national and international markets


About our team

Join the team and be part of a greener future in mining and steel

Help shape a sustainable future in mining and steel

GFG Alliance Australia operates an end to end mining, steel, construction and energy business. With over 160 sites and more than 6700 people, we provide steel for Australia’s leading infrastructure projects.

A member of the GFG Alliance group, Liberty Primary Metals Australia is located at Whyalla, South Australia, approximately 400 kilometres north-west of Adelaide. We operate an integrated steelworks including steel making, blast furnace, coke oven and rolling mill facilities. Producing billet for rolling in Liberty Steel and other manufacturing sites and for export, together with rail and structural steel products. Liberty Primary Metals Australia also incorporates SIMEC Mining.

SIMEC mining, part of GFG Alliance, has committed to take the lead in decarbonising the steel industry, with an ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.

SIMEC Mining in the Middle Back Ranges, near Whyalla in South Australia, is one of the best locations in the world for high quality magnetite; the quality feed needed to make GREEN IRON and GREEN STEEL.
Being located just 50kms from the Whyalla Port and our very own steelworks, we are in a prime position to drive this global change.

Whyalla boasts a broad range of services, educational and recreational opportunities being part of the community means you can go home after your shift and spend time with family, play sport and be a regular member of team.

Come and join our team and be at the forefront of expanding and transforming our industry sector, as we work and play together to shape a sustainable future for future generations.

Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.


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