Senior Commodity Management Analyst (0.5FTE – 12 month fixed term contract) – Booragoon Office

Alcoa of Australia

An opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experience professional to work within the Australia Procurement team located at our Booragoon corporate office. This is a part time role working in a current job-share arrangement for a period of 12 months.

The Senior Commodity Management Analyst reports to the Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement and provides leadership and support in three (3) key areas; market intelligence, annual spend reduction/procurement cost savings plans and associated work plans, and general analytical support.


In this role you will:

  • Work with the Australia Procurement Lead Team (and overall procurement team) and Business Unit senior managers and finance controllers to develop and document Alcoa’s annual spend reduction/procurement plan. This role is the regional SPA for the development and management of this Plan.
  • Track and forecast progress towards achieving savings plan objectives, including analysis of actual results vs. plan vs. forecast (monthly report) to identify opportunities, track actions and understand changes.

Review, analyse and report on key commodity markets and supply-demand dynamics.

Identify, evaluate and quantify major market opportunities and risks, including major headwinds, emerging trends, impact of various FX on supply and pricing.

Develop and provide Market Intelligence Indicators and forecast impact to Procurement management, BU leadership and Finance Controllers as a minimum for 6-weekly forecasting, QBR and Annual Planning and Budget process.

Conduct general market and financial analysis for non-key commodities as required and make recommendations to proactively facilitate informed decision making in the development of procurement and sourcing strategy.

  • Participate in supplier evaluations, tender and financial analysis and selection process to develop scenario modelling and determine impact of alternatives in the acquisition process for large, complex, multi-site goods and services.
  • Interface with Alcoa’s Global Market Intelligence team, Business Unit Finance Leads, Location Controllers, and Global Procurement Leadership.
  • Guide and direct the actions of 3 Procurement Analysts within the Indirect Commodity Management team – coaching, guiding and instructing those personnel on the most effective methods to analyse specific data and business scenarios to optimise Procurement outcomes, and to track, forecast and capture reporting of cost increases and cost avoidance.

You will have extensive finance management and procurement experience with the ability to develop strong influential relationships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally, combined with exceptional analytical and problem solving, communication, influencing, and negotiating skills.

To be successful in securing this position, you will be tertiary qualified with a Bachelor Degree (or higher) in Finance, Business, Strategic Procurement, Supply Chain Management, or similar.

For the right candidate, flexible work arrangements would be considered for this role.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 6th April 2018

SmartRecruiters Reference #: REF1003T

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