Category Specialist - Indirects

Discover Opal


As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we employ more than 4,500 team members across our operations.   We manufacture goods that you see, touch and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce.   We are committed to the principles of the circular economy and we are shaping the future through sustainable packaging.


Discover the Opportunity


The role of the Procurement Specialist – Indirects is to develop and execute best in class procurement processes to drive effective sourcing strategies and contract management aligned with the Opal Group strategic priorities and business needs. You will have an analytical approach to procurement with a passion for stakeholder engagement.


Reporting to the Senior Category Manager, you will be responsible for:


  • Conduct strategic sourcing projects and negotiations for Indirects related categories. Categories may include Professional Services, Travel, Marketing, Audit and Insurance.
  • Manage supply base and stakeholders of existing agreements.
  • Sourcing and management of other Indirect categories as required.
  • Manage spend compliance and leakage reporting.
  • Establish and maintain strong and efficient communication networks throughout ANZ regional businesses.



Discover Yourself


There’s no doubt about it; you are a supply chain / procurement excellence guru. You have a passion for improving processes and reducing cost. You know what great looks like (because you have seen it before) and you have;


  • Relevant degree or diploma – Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain Management or Commerce.
  • Minimum 4 years relevant procurement and supply chain experience.
  • Managed significant category in excess of $50M.
  • Knowledge of procurement concepts and processes.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Effective stakeholder management skills.
  • Obtaining, analysing and drawing conclusions from complex business and market data.
  • Experience utilising SAP Ariba.


For more information, please contact Dean Jones on 0491158351 or jump right in by sending us your CV.