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Category Manager

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Work type: Permanent Full-Time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Procurement

About us

The Star Entertainment Group’s vision is to be Australia’s leading integrated resort company. Attracting 18 million guests each year, The Star Entertainment Group’s properties across Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are world class tourist destinations that offer visitors a diverse selection of award-winning restaurants, bars, cafes, accommodation and entertainment options.

About you

As a Category Manager at The Star Entertainment Group, you will be an influential and resilient individual capable of working autonomously yet collaboratively, driving efficiencies and delivering outcomes. You will have extensive experience in leading the end-to-end procurement lifecycle and developing robust strategies and recommendations to achieve successful outcomes. You will be proficient in category management, contract negotiation, market and competitor analysis and data analytics.

Key responsibilities in the role are, but not limited to:

  • Team Leadership: Lead, coach and guide a small team of new entrants in procurement
  • Category Management: Develop and implement robust sourcing and category strategies based on market research, intel and stakeholder requirements to drive efficiencies and achieve value for money. Monitor spend and develop and implement strategies to minimise uncontrolled spend
  • Strategic Sourcing: Identify, develop and lead end-to-end sourcing activities to deliver efficiencies and value for money for the business while mitigating risks
  • Negotiation: Develop and execute negotiation strategies and lead negotiations on complex, high impact and challenging supply arrangements, driving efficiencies and better value for money
  • Market Analysis: Provide market and competitor analysis and insights, including key implications and recommendations
  • Risk Management: Identify and manage commercial, contractual, operational and ethical risks to minimise negative impact to category objectives while encouraging opportunity and innovation
  • Relationship Management: Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including suppliers
  • Continuous Improvement: Develop a culture of innovation and continuous improvement with internal and external stakeholders

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in and detailed knowledge of Hospitality (including Beverage, Hotels, Amenities) and Corporate Services
  • Advanced influencing and negotiation skills, commercial awareness and business acumen
  • Team player capable of working collaboratively to deliver results for multiple stakeholders with competing demands
  • Exceptional communication skills, a go-getter attitude and strategic mindset
  • Strong background in procurement, sourcing and category management with a comfortable knowledge of consumer and competition law
  • Experience working in complex environments, managing competing demands and with multiple stakeholders
  • Proven ability to influence people for continuous improvement and value creation initiatives

About our benefits

  • Discounts across award winning restaurants and accommodation
  • Lifestyle discounts including gym memberships and laundry services
  • FREE buffet meal with a new menu everyday
  • Discounted staff parking every weekday
  • Career development, training and courses via The Star Academy

About our culture

At The Star we’re committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace which we know will contribute to exceptional experiences for our guests, a great place to work for our team members and positive outcomes for our communities. We welcome applications from all cultures, ages, religions, genders, LGBTIQ+ people, Australia’s First Nations Peoples, and people with disabilities. We offer a range of flexible working options for team members to find the balance between work and life that’s right for them and their unique wellbeing needs. 

The Star is a Founding Partner and Major Corporate Partner of Women in Gaming and Hospitality (WGHA) and is recognised with a Silver Award 2021 by the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) which evaluates LGBTIQ+ inclusiveness in the workplace.  

If you are looking for an opportunity to take your career in procurement to the next level, click on the link below and apply today!

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