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Category Manager- Group Procurement

  • Role: Category Manager - Group Procurement
  • Location: Sydney, CBD
  • Term: Full-time

QBE is one of the top 20 global general insurers and is recognised as Australia’s largest international insurance and reinsurance company, with operations in 37 countries around the world.

QBE is currently looking to recruit a category manager for its Global Strategic Procurement team. The successful applicant will be responsible for all Australia and New Zealand Claims (ie direct) related strategic procurement for bodily injury (ie providers of services relating to health, recovery and injury management) and investigations (ie providers of investigative services).

The role is based in Sydney CBD. The aim of the role is to deliver year-on-year cost savings. This is expected to be achieved through best practice procurement methodologies such as strategic sourcing, process improvements and managing Bodily Injury & Investigator suppliers, in close collaboration with all relevant QBE Business Units

About the Role:

You will be responsible for the following objectives:

  • Development of category plans and strategies
  • Application of the most suitable strategic sourcing methodologies for identification and realisation of cost savings and value adds
  • Negotiate savings against specific targets
  • Manage supplier performance to ensure high service outcomes
  • Production of visually attractive and informative management and supplier performance reports that keep the business informed about the bodily injury and investigators categories
  • Work with the key stakeholders within the business to ensure that QBE’s claims requirements are understood and met

Experience required:

This is a unique opportunity to work for a Sydney headquartered financial services company that has a truly global footprint. As well as being a leading insurer in Australia and New Zealand, QBE has major operating divisions in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Candidates will have at least five years of proven experience in a strategic procurement role (including category management, strategic sourcing, negotiation, supplier relationship and performance management), preferably in direct procurement categories. Candidates should also possess strong stakeholder management skills and analytical capabilities. Any additional experience in insurance and claims (especially bodily injury and investigator service providers). Procurement is a plus.

Preferably the candidate has completed a relevant tertiary education, such as business administration, finance, or procurement related. CIPS/MCIPS accreditation is considered an advantage.

You will be provided with a competitive salary package and benefits along with the opportunity to work in a collaborative and high-performing environment. As a global organisation, QBE encourages career development tailored to the individual. The successful applicant will nevertheless be a strategic thinker who can operate autonomously to solve business problems.

QBE recognises and supports a range of flexible work arrangements to promote a better family/life/work balance.

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in Australia, and at a minimum be required to undertake police and basic credit checks as a condition of employment.

If you are a QBE employee, please inform your manager before applying.

For more information, click the APPLY button to submit your details.

Applications close Friday 28th April 2017


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