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Contracts Specialist

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Work type: Fixed Term Fulltime
Location: Cape Preston
Categories: Professional

CITIC Pacific Mining is the developer and operator of the Sino Iron project, a world class magnetite processing operation at Cape Preston, 100km south west of Karratha in Western Australia. An industrial megaproject, Sino Iron is already the largest magnetite mining, processing and export operation in Australia, shipping a premium concentrate product to overseas steel mills. Dedicated infrastructure includes the concentrator area, port facilities, a combined-cycle gas-fired power station, desalination plant and 30km slurry pipeline. With a mine life of more than 30 years, Sino Iron heralds a new downstream industry for Western Australia, delivering significant socio-economic benefits to the community for decades to come.

The Opportunity

CITIC Pacific Mining requires an experienced Contracts Specialist to join our Site based Contracts team.  This position is offered on a 12 month Fixed term contract on a 2/1 roster, FIFO from Perth. Although this search is primarily for an experienced Contracts Specialist, we are open to negotiating a Senior Contracts Specialist role with applicants who demonstrate requisite experience and qualifications befitting such a role.

The Purpose of the Role

Reporting to the Contracts Superintendent, you will be involved in the development and ongoing management of key procurement activities within an assigned contract portfolio. You will help develop comprehensive and robust "go to market" strategies and tender methodologies for each requirement. You will also assist with the development, implementation and management of procurement and contracting strategies to ensure the timely delivery of goods, services and works (projects) to meet the company's maintenance, production and capital project requirements.

The Requirements

We seek applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who have demonstrated knowledge in the following areas:

  • Experience in a similar role, preferably within the resources sector (or equivalent)
  • A proven track record in the development and management of a broad range of goods, services and works contracts (including but not limited to, the development of sourcing strategies, tendering, adjudication, effective negotiation, drafting, award and ongoing commercial management)
  • A solid understanding of contractual terms and demonstrated success in contract negotiations, including dispute / claim resolution and managing contractor and internal stakeholder relationships
  • Committed to the achievement of individual, team and company objectives consistent with agreed values and behaviours in a customer-service focused environment
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of applications (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project);

Previous experience with ERP-based contract management systems and procure-to-pay processes.

A Bachelor's degree in Law, Accounting, Commerce, Engineering or related disciplines is a desired requirement for the position as is experience with SAP's Ariba Contract Management Solution.

You will have well-developed oral and written communication skills and the ability to engage with all levels of the business in a professional and courteous manner.

You will have a good grasp and awareness of commercial and legal risks, and be able to identify, eliminate and/or minimise and manage these risks to an acceptable level. You will have the ability to think on your feet, and give effective advice and propose practical solutions, in a highly dynamic environment.

The Application

A covering letter addressing your suitability and experience with the formation and management of resource related contracts is required to progress for this role.

Short listing for this position will commence immediately. To enable us to process your application as quickly as possible simply click on the "apply" button below. 

A copy of all current qualifications, licences, tickets and certificates must be provided on request.

Candidates represented by agencies will not be considered for this position.  Direct applications are welcome to apply.

CITIC Pacific Mining is committed to equal opportunity and believes every employee has the right to carry out their work in an environment that promotes job satisfaction and maximizes performance. The strength of the company and its growth plans provides exciting and challenging career and personal opportunities.

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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