Category Manager

City of Sydney Full Time Permanent 14/01/2022

Division: Chief Financial Office 

Unit: Procurement  
Section: Procurement 
Salary: AUD $128,681.00 - 144,200.00 per annum plus Superannuation 

Employment status: Permanent 

Employment arrangement: Full Time

Location: Sydney CBD

Option to work under a 19-day month arrangement


At the City of Sydney our people are our most important asset and central to achieving our exciting and ambitious Sustainable Sydney 2030 – developing a green, global and connected city.


An exciting opportunity has become available for a Procurement Category Manager to join our Procurement Unit.

The primary purpose of the role is to manage the strategic planning and development across a category of spend. This will include the development and execution of category strategies and plans which are aligned to business needs and strategies, supply market management and development, performance and risk management.


You will have end-to-end category management experience, from analytics, through to planning, strategy, implementation and ongoing management. This is a category agnostic role which will support various categories as you will be developing and executing strategies that directly impacts our community and varied from supporting our libraries, assisting in social/economic programs to being involved in some of the largest events held in the City. You will also be responsible for mentoring and coaching a procurement specialist.


The role provides strategic category expertise and where required, leads end to end high value, strategic sourcing activities.


You will also have end-to-end procurement experience, strong commercial acumen, and the ability to manage and influence stakeholders with an understanding of the impact of social & sustainable procurement.


At the City of Sydney you will join a dedicated team where individual effort is part of something much bigger – delivering great things for our city’s dynamic future.


To apply: Click on the 'Apply' button to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume and respond to the online application questions that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. 


This role will require a national criminal and pre-employment health declaration.


The City of Sydney has mandated vaccination for all employees. The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination.


Applications must be made online via the City’s website by 11.59pm, Sunday 30 January 2022.


For further information contact: Janet Pursehouse, Chief Procurement Officer on 02 246 7517.


We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ and culturally diverse communities to join Council.


The City will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 02 9265 9333 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email or phone).