Procurement Category Adviser – Careers


About Us

Santos provides reliable, affordable energy for progress and seeks to provide lower carbon energy over time.

Santos is a global energy company with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the United States.

At Santos, our goal is to be a global leader in the energy evolution to low-carbon fuels that help the world decarbonise and continue to provide the reliable, affordable energy the world needs for modern life and human progress.

Santos is an important Australian domestic gas supplier and LNG supplier in Asia. We are committed to supplying critical fuels such as oil and gas, and abating emissions through carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency projects, use of renewables in our operations and high-quality offsets. Santos will also seek to develop low-carbon fuels as customer demand evolves.

For 70 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing jobs and business opportunities, safely developing natural gas resources and from there powering industries and households.

Santos seeks to deliver long-term value to shareholders through our diverse portfolio of high-quality, long-life, low-cost oil and gas assets, carbon storage resources and infrastructure. 

The Santos portfolio is value accretive and resilient across a range of decarbonisation scenarios. Santos has a climate transition action plan that will continue to evolve for the global energy evolution.

Santos has a regional operating model with a strong local focus. The Company’s operating structure comprises three regional business units focused on enabling and executing corporate strategy. Two divisions – Santos Energy Solutions and Santos Upstream Gas and Liquids – are accountable for global portfolio management and strategy.


About the Role

Based in the Santos Brisbane office, the primary objective of the Procurement Category Adviser is to develop and effectively execute sourcing strategies, contract management and supplier management activities across SA, QLD, NSW and PNG. This is an exciting and interesting role, interacting daily with a diverse group of internal stakeholders and critical suppliers.

Key responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Professionally representing the Procurement function and Santos internally and externally
  • Working collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure business needs are understood and sourcing strategies aligned
  • Performing sourcing and contract management tasks that deliver sustained value to the company
  • Negotiating contracts and maintaining external supplier relationships and market knowledge
  • Managing and performing analysis of contract payment claims in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Assisting the Procurement Category Lead, with category planning including the opportunity to develop and own a category plan with support and guidance
  • Ensuring assigned contract compliance with all internal and external requirements, and effective administration of contracts
  • Creating and maintaining accurate records in Company systems
  • Managing and maintaining health of assigned contracts in line with the approved category strategy 
  • Allocating business requirements to existing panels to optimise sourcing process and consolidate spend under preferred vendors.
  • Identity opportunities to increase local and indigenous participation outcomes.


About You

The successful candidate will have previous experience in supply chain, contract administration or equivalent commercial contracting experience.   You will be competent in Commercial Negotiations, Contract Terms and Conditions, Defining Contract Scope and Specifications, Supplier Relationship Management, Relationship and Influence, Commercial Orientation, Process Orientation, Supply Chain Systems, Sourcing and Purchasing to Pay Process. 

While we seek candidates with a strong commercial acumen and tertiary qualification in business, commerce, law, engineering or supply chain management, it’s the mindset and attributes we are focused on that will be critical to your success. This will include an ability to work alongside technical and business professionals, possessing a team-oriented approach and strong interpersonal skills. 

If you are actively seeking opportunities for continuous improvement and driving efficiencies and can bring team members and peers along through collaborative strategies, we would like to hear from you.


Supporting a Diverse Workforce 

Santos acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of Aboriginal people. We recognise the traditional rights to maintain the culture, identities, traditions, and customs on their country. We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our ongoing success.  


We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.  

Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander jobseekers are strongly encouraged to apply. 


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before 23rd June 2024.


A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for Australia to apply.

Potential Scams 

There are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address. We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place.  You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is 

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