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Category Manager

Job Requisition Number:  4757
Date:  03-May-2021


Will you actively create a healthier future for tomorrow?


At Medibank we’re encouraged to think big. We have a clear purpose to impact better health outcomes for our customers, patients and our community.


We celebrate diversity of thought because we want to make better decisions for our customers. As we work towards our goal of better health for better lives, we value the knowledge and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We are working hard to create an inclusive workplace and develop Indigenous careers.


The Opportunity


The Property & Procurement team pride ourselves on our One Team mindset and shared goal of delivering Trusted Advisory services to our stakeholders through mature processes and strong Third Party supplier relationships. We are passionate about promoting flexible working relationships and an inclusive culture, so our people feel comfortable to bring their best to work and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to deliver Better Health for all Australians.


Reporting to the Head of Commercial Category Management, the Category Manager is responsible for formulating and executing business wide category strategies that deliver cost effective solutions for business requirements. This role can be performed from anywhere in Australia with some travel to our Melbourne and Sydney offices required.


Where you can add value


  • Build and sustain lasting relationships with a network of key stakeholders internally and externally to generate a deep understanding of business demands and facilitate partnerships that enable successful Third-Party service outcomes.
  • Drive value-based decisions based on industry best practice strategy insights and an ability to consider agile approaches to deliver outcomes aligned with business expectations and Procurement frameworks.
  • Negotiate tough situations skilfully with all stakeholders to enhance relationships.
  • Manage all aspects of allocated initiatives in conjunction with key business stakeholders and cross-functional team members to improve and support the development of procurement best practice outcomes, including Third Party risk management.
  • Although an individual contributor role, you will have a leadership voice and will take a proactive role in knowledge sharing with the broader team with a #oneteam mindset.


About you


You will have prior experience as a Category Manager or the ability to reflect your experience in successfully building and delivering strategies from ideation phase to tendering activities and ongoing supplier management. Experience in managing third party engagements which are services based (Professional Services / Contingent Labour) would be beneficial, but not required if you can articulate how you’d utilise your skillsets to develop your knowledge within this space.


You will have strong business partnering skills, an enterprise mindset and the ability to achieve outcomes to a high standard. You will have a history of delivering value and customer centric outcomes whilst being proactive, reliable, and agile in your execution of stakeholder requests.



A career with us


With flexible working options, our people have choice in how and where they work. We’re also committed to supporting better accessibility for our customers and our people. If we call you to discuss this role, you’ll also get the opportunity to chat about any adjustments.


We offer a range of great benefits such as subsidised private health insurance, rewards and discounts, and health and wellbeing initiatives.


To start small and impact bigger.

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