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Category Management Specialist

  • Job Number: 506204
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Categories: Category Management

Category Management Specialist

South Brisbane Head Office Location

Full time Permanent Opportunity


Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. And we’re back (in a big way).

We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. For us, flying is so much more than simply taking off and landing (although we understand that is quite important). It’s about going the extra mile, in the air and on the ground, to create authentic experiences that put our guests firmly at the heart of everything we do. 


What you’ll be doing:

The Procurement Category Management Specialists works with key stakeholders across all Virgin Group segments to understand relevant business strategies and objectives,  to develop and manage the execution of Group wide procurement category strategies. Your focus will be on the delivery of value for money from supplier arrangements in the short and long term and ensuring compliance and best practice.  Additionally you will

  • Ensure execution of strategy, through demand management, strategic sourcing, or supplier management exercises
  • Contribute to contract management
  • Implement supplier relationship management strategies and ensure supplier performance
  • Focus on identifying value creating opportunities within the category
  • Guiding a fact base case for business change


You’ll be great in this role if you hold

  • 5+ years’ experience in strategic sourcing.
  • Experience in strategic category management across the end-to-end procurement value chain (demand, source, fulfil, manage).
  • A solid understanding of category strategy development and the ability to articulate its alignment with overall business goals.
  • The ability to influence and build effective business relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated strong complex negotiations and influencing skills with a clear understanding of drivers affecting business.


What you will get from us

We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to):

  • Heavily discounted air travel for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • Flexible working arrangements (including work hours and work from home)


Equality rules

We’re all individuals. We love that. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI community, and anyone else who wants to join our family.



At the Virgin Australia Group, the safety and security of our people, guests and operations come first. Always. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive ‘Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy’. In a nutshell, to work with us, you’ll need to comply with our (and the airport’s) rules and regulations. And be fully vaxxed.


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We’re ready to hear from you. Apply now.

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