At Lynas Rare Earths – we do interesting stuff! Our Rare Earths deposit in Mt Weld, Western Australia, is acknowledged as one of the highest-grade Rare Earths mine in the world and we operate the world’s largest single Rare Earths processing plant in Malaysia – so you are joining a unique team! As a team member you will be contributing to the sustainable supply of rare earths metals which are used in oil & gas, electric vehicles, and wind turbines. Lynas is embarking on an expansion in Western Australia, and we have an opportunity for a Contracts and Procurement Officer. This is a fixed term 12 month contract, based in our Perth office.As a highly valued member of the Lynas Rare Earths team, you will:Provide Procurement and Contract support to the Company Project and Operation teams.Responsible for all assigned activities related to the contracting and procurement of equipment, materials and third-party contract servicesExecute procurement processes seeking expressions of interest, requests for quotation and invitation to bids to suppliers.Develop and issue tender packages, administer tender process and receive tenders and undertake the review of tender submissions and negotiate any exceptions to Terms and Conditions.Prepare recommendations for award and draft Contracts/Purchase OrdersAdministration of post-award contractual obligations and deliverables including, assessing, reviewing, and advising on contractor claims such as, EOTs, progress claims and payment requestsManage contractor and internal stakeholder relationships and monitor contract performance.Responsible for end-to-end contracts management from tendering, evaluation, contract negotiation, through to award and contracts managementManaging and liaising with legal department regarding all contractsManage and update the contract management system and ensure commercial information remains accurate and confidentialDeveloping, implementing, and monitoring the company's contract and procurement processes and procedures  What you will bring to the team:Proven experience in procurement and contract management preferably in mining/construction/Civil industryKnowledge of using software packages such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Words are essentialExcellent knowledge of end-to-end supply chain management processesStrong negotiation, analytical and problem-solving skills with above average conflict resolution skillsExposure with creating, implementing and monitoring procurement policies and procedures.Demonstrable commitment to HSE requirements in project environments The ideal candidate will have background & experience in:Minimum 5 years' experience in a similar position is preferredTertiary qualification in Law, Engineering, Procurement or similar is desirable, but not essentialPrevious Contracts and/or Procurement Administration or Management experience within the construction, engineering, resources industriesProblem-solving skillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to multitaskWe welcome and encourage applications from women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTIQA+ community, mature workers, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds. Lynas acknowledges First Nations people as and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition, and stories. AUD Perth 6000