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Category Manager

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: VIC, ACT, NSW, QLD, Various
Categories: Information Technology

Download File Position Description Category Manager ( Technology) (1).pdfThe Organisation

Airservices is a government owned organisation providing safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry.
Each year we manage over four million aircraft movements carrying more than 156 million passengers, and provide air navigation services across 11 per cent of the world’s airspace.

Procurement & Commercial Services portfolio

Procurement & Commercial Services at Airservices Australia is undergoing a significant transformation in how we undertake procurement and commercial practices to deliver upon Airservices strategy and investment plan in a complex operating environment.

We are looking for innovative, agile, commercially minded procurement professionals to join our team.  People who can contribute to this transformation by challenging the status-quo, present industry driven solutions and are passionate about the delivery of outstanding commercial outcomes for the organisation.

The Role

You will collaborate with your primary business stakeholders to provide commercial thought leadership and influence the strategic vision and direction of sourcing for your activities. You will provide a proactive, consistent and responsive approach to achieving value for money from third party spend and driving greater supplier performance.

The Person

You will be able to demonstrate category management experience and stakeholder management skills, particularly in leading cross-functional teams to achieve commercial outcomes with a specific focus on supplier performance to drive an effective.

If you enjoy playing a critical role in engaging with business stakeholders to solve complex problems, proactively manage contracts and strategic suppliers in a changing environment, construct and deliver a category management approach to procurement activities, lead negotiations and ensure value for money is achieved in all procurement outcomes we would love to hear from you.

Team Culture

You will be part of a diverse, dynamic and highly skilled team of outcome focussed professionals. Our team is passionate and positive about the services they provide and are committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace.

Skills and Experience

  • Procurement and commercial expertise in technology (including operational technology) and As a Service commercial models is greatly desired.
  • Proven experience in a senior management or team leader position with Category Management experience
  • Proven ability to source, interpret and present information from within an organisation, across industries and from different markets.
  • Proven ability to interpret and apply complex organisational frameworks and policies.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret financial data, assess expenditure trends and analyse lifecycle costs.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills.

 Security Clearance

  • To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian citizen as an Australian Government Baseline Security Clearance is required for this role

Please see the link below to view the full Position Description:

 Position Description Category Manager ( Technology).pdf

Should you require any further information please contact Cortnie Taylor at


How to Apply

To apply for this position please lodge an application online via the “apply link” attaching your resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience and how they relate to this role.


Applications close 11.55 pm (AEST) Wednesday 22nd Sept 2021


Please refer to the security check requirements successful applicants will be required to undertake as part of the recruitment process.

Airservices values social and cultural diversity and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment.

In the interests of safety, we test for alcohol and other drugs.


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