Category and Sourcing Analyst

Australian Rail Track Corporation

Perform research, data analytics, performance measurement and reporting as required in support of the Category Management and Strategic Sourcing Team.

  • Newly created permanent position based in Newcastle
  • Collaborative Team environment with flexible working conditions
  • Live near the beach, short daily commute
About Us:

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is a major national organisation responsible for managing infrastructure maintenance, capital upgrades and the movement of trains on the Hunter Valley coal rail network and interstate railway track across South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. ARTC is also delivering the $10 billion Inland Rail infrastructure project connecting Melbourne and Brisbane.

At ARTC, we’re proud to be a vital part of the transport supply chain and the economic development of Australia. We are unashamed champions of rail as a cost efficient, reliable, safe and responsible mode of transport. Across five states we manage and maintain an 8,500km rail network.

A new opportunity exists for a Category & Sourcing Analyst.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Strategic Procurement Manager, the Category & Sourcing Analyst will perform research, data analytics, performance measurement, reporting and other forms of analysis as required in support of the Category Management and Strategic Sourcing Team.

You will also support Category Managers with the development and continuous improvement of category spend analytics, forecast demand profiles, market research, internal data analysis, category and supplier performance reporting and benefits tracking to enhance the commercial outcomes obtained from ARTC key categories.

You will have the ability to source data and develop demand forecasts for the broader ARTC business, while setting up and developing a consistent approach to data collection, collaboration and analysis including, but not limited to analysis, reporting, and data visualisations.

You will work collaboratively with the Analytics and Reporting Officer in regard to research, providing information, liaising with business units, ensuring accuracy as well as reporting and administrative support, including supply market assessments, cost analysis, pipeline and project status reporting.

In this position you will have regular communication and interaction with the wider Procurement and Contracts team and across the business units as required.

About you:

Knowledge, skills and experience required for this role:

• Tertiary qualifications in Business, Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Actuarial Studies, Mathematics or related discipline.
• Demonstrate business acumen with a preference towards a construction background from a medium to large construction/maintenance environment.
• Experience with market research, ABS data, contracts, planning and finance systems in a large national company and knowledge of relevant process flows.
• Adaptable with a strong work ethic and excellent personal management and organisation skills.
• Very strong analytical skills and able to manage, sort and summarise significant amounts of data whilst being able to seek new information and explore topics in-depth in order to report in a clear and succinct manner.
• Advanced Excel user with the skills and knowledge to develop custom reporting templates
• Working knowledge and proven experience in developing custom reporting and dashboards using Tableau, Power BI, Qlik and/or other contemporary data visualisation SaaS platforms
• Experience in OLAP or SQL Cube data management and reporting
• Significant problem-solving skills and a strategic thinker with the ability to find solutions and present insights and build action plans from data analysis.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team, assist and promote the team, and drive effective outcomes in a fast-changing environment.
• Culturally resilient and capable of managing change in a challenging environment.
• Good communication skills, both oral and written, together with demonstrated interpersonal skills for communication with internal stakeholders.

Desirable for this role:

• Knowledge of the rail industry.
• Previous work experience in a Procurement-related field preferably in Source-to-Pay and/or other ‘Big Data’ management technologies.

About the process:

Australian Rail Track Corporation recognises that a talented and diverse workforce is fundamental to building a commercially strong and customer focused organisation so candidates with experience and perspectives that can contribute to our diverse workforce are encouraged to apply.

As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to consent to a National Criminal History Check. Appointment is subject to ARTC's medical fitness standards relative to the position. ARTC is a drug and alcohol-free working environment.

For a confidential discussion or TO APPLY in strict confidence please email in Hudson Newcastle office quoting job ref: 2Q/05232
Applications close, COB 20 September 2019