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Category & Contracts Specialist


Perth Head Office, WA, AU


It’s an exciting time to be joining Western Power. The way we use power is changing. The grid is evolving. And it’s our people who are helping connect everyone to a brighter energy future.

Our collaborative and safe work environment allows you to develop and expand your expertise in an industry that’s constantly evolving. We’re committed to equal opportunity and providing a flexible work life balance that empowers you to work smarter and supports your career growth.

Now more than ever, we need talented and passionate people to join us and help shape the future of energy in WA. Explore the fantastic opportunity below.


This is a full-time permanent role located at Perth, Head Office.


About the Role:


This position is responsible for contract management of all services, materials and goods contracts and increasing value, by improving service, quality, compliance and safety outcomes whilst reducing risk and costs across Western Power portfolio of contracts. This includes contract management to maximise the value derived from the contracts and ongoing supplier relationship management, relevant to their portfolio and stakeholders.


This is achieved by applying a consistent contract management approach across the business.


About you:


The successful applicant will be experienced and competent in the following:


  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing and executing contract strategies and plans to generate value
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and managing supplier relationships to generate value beyond the contract
  • Strong influencing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of risk and compliance management and its application with respect to procurement
  • Demonstrated good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated strong contract management skills
  • Demonstrated customer and results focus
  • Knowledge and experience in Contract Law, Construction Law, Australian Consumer Law and related legislation and regulations
  • Good understanding of Australian Standard suite of contracts (including construction and supply, delivery, and installation of equipment of goods) and general services type agreements.
  • Demonstrated good conceptual and analytical skills
  • Degree qualified in Procurement, Contract, Business, Finance and/ or related discipline and/or extensive suitable demonstrated experience


What’s on Offer?


At Western Power, our people are our strength. As an employee at Western Power, we offer:


  • Competitive remuneration;
  • A safe and sustainable workplace
  • Equal opportunity employment;
  • Personal development and training opportunities;
  • Flexible work arrangements and
  • An award-winning employee recognition programme.


Like to know more?


Please submit a copy of your current resume and covering letter together with your qualifications and proof of working rights in Australia.


Applications Close: 21st April 2021

Does this role sound like you? If you're ready to be apart of something great, apply now!