Category Specialist at Any Stanwell location

Job Description

The Category Specialist plays a key role supporting the Maintenance, Repairs and Operations portfolio (within the Strategic Procurement Team).
  • Multiple vacancies supporting the Maintenance, Repairs and Operations portfolio
  • Be part of the category management transformation at Stanwell
  • Competitive base salary + bonus + 12.75% super

About Stanwell

Stanwell provides the spark for a bright future, and that future starts now. With our corporate office in Brisbane’s CBD and sites in the South Burnett and Rockhampton regions, we are a supplier of energy solutions to Queensland, the National Electricity Market, and large energy users throughout Australia. With more than 3,000 MW of renewable generation projects and firming capacity under development, we have an extensive renewable energy pipeline, with a goal of 9 to 10 GW of renewable energy and between 3 and 3.5 GW of energy storage in place by 2035.

We care. We adapt. We deliver. These values are the driving force behind everything we do. And as we grow and deliver that pipeline of projects in the coming years, we will continue to serve our communities and deliver the power that Queensland needs.

About the role

We have full-time permanent vacancies that can be based at any Stanwell location (Stanwell Power Station, Brisbane Office, Tarong Power Stations).

The Category Specialist plays a key role supporting the Maintenance, Repairs and Operations portfolio (within the Strategic Procurement Team) which includes:

  • strategy development for Category Plans and Sourcing
  • tender management
  • contract negotiations
  • category management
  • supplier relationship management
  • partnering with various business stakeholders to deliver high quality procurement and contract management services.

As a Category Specialist this role will partner with the business to deliver value through commercial outcomes in accordance with our business values and objectives, procedural and statutory requirements.

Key activities include:

  • Lead, manage, and deliver procurement requirements across the end-to-end project as they enter their planning, operational and delivery phases.
  • Lead concurrent sourcing processes and contractor management activities such as RFXs, negotiations, risk apportionment/contract drafting etc.
  • Manage end to end procurement events on behalf on internal stakeholders and deliver hands-on procurement activities from tender and contracting strategy development, supplier evaluation, contract negotiations and execution, encompassing clear, compliant, and concise procurement documentation for complex activities.

About you

  • Experience in category management, strategic sourcing events for complex contractual arrangements for construction, goods and/or services type arrangements for asset intensive industries such as Energy, Utilities, Mining, or Manufacturing.
  • Proven working knowledge in end to end procurement specialist role, delivering strategic and tactical procurement activities.
  • Proven contract management experience from a supplier’s and customer’s perspective.
  • Strong project management skills, problem solving and analytical skills.


  • 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation
  • Access to Bright Spark – our rewards, recognition and discounts platform
  • Weekly pay
  • Contributions for IP/TPD insurance units 
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Incentive scheme
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives (e.g. skin checks, flu vaccines)
  • Access to learning and development on and off the job
  • Exceptional safety culture
  • Plus, a whole lot more!

What’s next?

To submit your application, please apply online with your CV.

Applications close: 11:55pm, 16 July 2024

Further information on Stanwell can be found online at

As part of the recruitment process, you may be required to undertake pre-employment checks (may include police checks, AusCheck, medical assessment and/or drug and alcohol testing). 

Inclusion and diversity is an important part of shaping Stanwell’s culture and how our workplace operates. We recognise and value that it’s essential to creating a safe, inclusive, and productive workplace.

We are proactive about giving our people opportunities to excel and truly be themselves. We enable this through diversity, fairness, and flexible work practices.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Notice to Placement Agencies and External Recruiters:
If you are a placement agency or external recruiter, please do not submit resumes to Stanwell prior to having a signed staffing agency agreement with Stanwell. Stanwell is not liable for and will not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by an agency other than its approved suppliers. Furthermore, any resumes received from a placement agency or external recruiter in absence of an agreement will be considered by Stanwell and may be forwarded to internal recruiters for their information.