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Specialist Contracts & Commercial

Rio Tinto

Perth, Western Australia

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find then in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Specialist Contracts & Commercial to join our Facilities Operations team in managing the Integrated Facilities Management Services (IFMS) contract which supports approximately 30 villages, 3,500 properties and three airports. This role is responsible for contract and commercial management and administration activities relating to the IFMS contract.

Our state-of-the-art Operations Centre (OC) is located near the Perth domestic airport. The control room operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to coordinate our integrated network of mines, rail, power and ports. It enables all our mines, ports and rail systems to be operated from a single location, optimising site activities from 1,500km away.

What the role entails

This role is a great opportunity to be involved in a long term high value contract with a global company. The scope and geographical impact of the contract is vast and results in a variety of work. The IFMS contract is highly complex and the scope of the contract affects all of Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Pilbara based employees with all decisions having the potential to impact operations. Working and reporting to the Superintendent Contracts and Commercial, you will be:
Interpreting complex contractual requirements and obligations, ensuring consistency and fairness to the decision making process and identifying process gaps that have a negative effect for Rio Tinto
Assisting in the management of disputes, ensuring that thorough research and analysis are completed, prior to engagement in formal discussions
Developing and maintaining a productive relationship with the service provider, jointly identifying issues and implementing solution based initiatives
Responsible for cost control and financial governance including managing the approved budget, variation approvals and providing periodic financial reports to senior management
Managing the monthly invoicing process ensuring all contractual obligations are met by the service provider
Effective administration of contractual information including contract amendments, variations and formal correspondence

What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, you will have:
Tertiary qualifications in commerce/business, legal or contract management
Prior experience in managing large contracts in the mining, services or construction industries
Strong commercial acumen and negotiation expertise
Conversant in contracts, pricing schedules and cost control
Effective communication, time management and personal organisational skills
Strong problem solving, strategic and analytical capability
Ability to formulate and present compelling strategies and business cases
Ability to achieve outcomes through influence and collaboration with others
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