Category Manager - Catalyst & Chemicals


About us

Viva Energy is one of Australia’s leading energy companies. We are proudly Australian, with a 110-year history in this country under our Shell retail brand.

Our purpose at Viva Energy is to help people reach their destinations. From the fuels and lubricants needed for cars, trucks, ships, trains and planes to chemicals for industry and bitumen for roads, we make, import and deliver the energy Australia needs to move. We assist business, and we also assist individuals, from holidaymakers to families on their school run and workers on their daily commute. Today, we supply about a quarter of Australia’s fuel.

Our aim is to be a company that’s Driven by People. To us, this means creating an inclusive and diverse environment where people have purposeful work, feel valued and connected, and are challenged and inspired to grow. We actively encourage female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants and we support flexible working arrangements.

We’d love you to be part of our growth and evolution.

About the role

In this pivotal role, you will work across the refinery to establish, innovative and source market competitive chemicals, catalysts and services. You will collaborate with operations to ensure adequate supply of catalysts & chemicals while avoiding excess stock. You will love a challenge and in case of unplanned disruption, be able to source the required product quickly and confidently. In this role, you will continue and add to our best-in-class sourcing practices for the supply of Catalysts & Chemicals and you will continue to look for ways to improve supply chain efficiencies and optimal stock holding levels.

About you

You will love a challenge and have a mindset of continual improvement and innovation. You will have the ability to collaborate with key stakeholders and build strong relationships and the ability to deliver solutions under business critical timelines. You will have Category Management experience and the demonstrated ability to think laterally and conceptually to drive the best commercial outcomes. Your Category Management experience will display a proven ability to add value to contract management (deal managing vs. deal making). You will have strong analytical and influencing skills and a technical understanding of refinery or a desire to learn.

What's on offer?

We are passionate about providing opportunities to develop new skills and advance the careers of our people. We also recognize our people have busy family lives, and it is important to us that they can balance exciting and meaningful careers with family commitments. We have recently been awarded Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and are proud of our Driven by People culture. Within this, we offer above market superannuation and have Australian leading superannuation provisions for people returning from parental leave. Together with our financial incentive program, fuel discounts, and community programs, we know you will love being part of our team.

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