We have a position in Durban for a Procurement Manager.
Participate in development, lead and execute procurement activities and sourcing strategies based on research and analysis to optimize value for money outcomes and meet stakeholder needs and expectations
Engage with local suppliers in a community sensitive environment to sanction them being accredited to provide services to the company.
Develop and manage the proposal, bidding, and negotiation processes while adhering to applicable legal standards and codes of ethical conduct.
Identify and manage commercial, contractual, operational, financial (price and cost savings), reputational, ethical and supply chain risks to minimize negative impact on category objectives while encouraging opportunity and innovation.
Lead negotiations on high impact, complex supply arrangements and contract issues to deliver better category outcomes
Provide expert advice to key stakeholders on all aspects of procurement and the procurement category, to encourage innovative practices and support delivery of business and policy directions.
Participate in developing and lead the implementation of category management plans to meet business needs, enhance stakeholder engagement, and challenge and motivate providers to optimize service outcomes.
Lead and manage cross-functional working groups to achieve high-level of performance, integration and consistency in procurement across the category.
Maintaining detailed knowledge of category markets, suppliers and stakeholders and maintaining control of all category strategies, projects and arrangements, given the breadth and complexity of the category.
Gaining agreement on category strategies and providing the best procurement outcomes for business unit/agency impacted by the category arrangement, given their varied and diverse needs.
Review and evaluate overall supplier health (supplier risk assessment).
Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability and alternative sources of supply.
Co-develop preferred supplier lists and ensure the list is updated at all times with relevant agreements are kept valid through the use of the supplier.
Maintain supplier relationships to ensure supplier compliance regarding group strategy.
Provide timeously management reports for status of procurement portfolio by focusing on value addition to the business
Work in coordination within the Supply Chain to support overall objectives
A Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business management or Equivalent (BCom Honors preferable)
A minimum of five years senior procurement experience, preferably within the manufacturing environment and ideally within a similar industry.
Experience in Accounting advantageous.
Sound negotiating skills.
Above average verbal and written communication skills.
Advanced Excel knowledge (e.g Macros and Pivot tables).
Attention to detail.
Have a high energy level.
Ability to work independently as part of a specialized team.
Ability and willingness to travel.