Category Manager - Technology

The Role

As the Category Manager - Technology you will have the functional responsibility for delivering AGL’s procurement Category strategy, driving efficiency, continuous improvement, innovation, lowest total cost and forging stronger partnerships with internal stakeholders and our suppliers.

With a Category size of around $100M, you will be responsible for:

  • developing Category plans, strategy, sourcing and the development of commercial agreements
  • developing and executing Strategic Sourcing Activity
  • supporting the Contract governance and supplier relationship management plan
  • providing Procurement and Category Management leadership including the development of sourcing strategies
  • identifying benefit opportunities across the Technology portfolio
  • ensuring health, safety and environment policies are adhered too across AGL

About You

As a Category professional you will hold a solid grounding in Category Management and be eager to take the next step in a fast-paced dynamic environment. More importantly, you will have strong people skills, enabling you to work with a diverse team that gets the best out of each other.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • highly developed interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and a demonstrated capacity to develop viable business cases
  • the ability to assist in translating business drivers, and challenges, into requirements for inclusion in tender documents
  • proven ability to work effectively in a complex, business matrix management environment
  • ability to display and demonstrate an inherent capability to use effective negotiating and influencing skills in a consultative and constructive manner
  • worked effectively in a team assisting colleagues to complete tasks and achieve team KPI’s and timelines in accordance with AGL policies and procedures
  • developed and maintained effective relationships with other departments and external agencies as related to job role


Ideally you will have:

  • tertiary qualifications associated with Procurement; Business, Commerce or Law is preferred, and/or extensive experience in developing and managing medium to large scale sourcing functions and contract negotiations
  • MCIPS Procurement qualification, or Postgraduate qualifications as an advantage

What’s in it for you?

You’ll be working in a small team that can influence the outcomes in an ever-changing environment at one of Australia’s largest energy providers and where will have an opportunity to work with some of the most engaged and innovative employees in the business.

With opportunities to advance your skills and experience in people leadership, AGL offers the perfect environment to realise your career aspirations!

About us

It truly is an exciting time to be part of AGL Energy as we lead the way in generating sustainable energy solutions for all Australians.

With a heritage of over 175 years and listed in the top 50 companies on the ASX, AGL offers a genuinely diverse, safe and supportive work environment, where "actions not words" fosters a culture of achievement and personal development.

Come with us on a journey of exploration and creativity, doing the same things differently, better, faster by encompassing innovation and passion for a more sustainable world.

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