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STRATEGIC SOURCING SPECIALIST - 364493
STRATEGIC SOURCING SPECIALIST
Automotive / Dealerships / Spares / Accessories
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Johannesburg Central, Gauteng
Strategic Sourcing Specialist_Heavy Commercial Vehicle Sector required for OEM situated in Johannesburg to take responsibility for all purchasing functions within a business unit according to delegation from Purchasing Manager and local management.
Duties & Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Work according to the Local Procurement Process and overall objectives and follow Global Purchasing Strategic Plan, Sourcing Process.
Follow the Global Purchasing Strategic Plan as well as the BU market plan by actively engaging in commercial activities.
Support and contribute towards achieving all KPI’s decided in the Purchasing Market Plan.
Implement and follow up activities decided in the Purchasing Market Plan.
Implement and develop a preferred Supplier base.
Support the implementation of Contracts.
Initiate need for new Contracts.
Challenge corporate solutions in coordination with responsible Global Purchaser.
Reduce the total cost for the Client
- the agreed Quality is delivered
- that the supplier meets the agreed lead time and capacity
- that Cost targets are achieved
Update and maintain commercial activities information in the Global reporting file necessary to manage and control the procurement process.
Support and control the internal customer in the purchasing process and guide towards preferred supplier
Coordinate BU Procurement Area Activities into the Local Procurement Team
Make necessary decisions to accomplish the mission in accordance with decisions made at management meetings, laws, regulations and other established guidelines
Conclude commercial agreements with suppliers within approved investment and approved cost of the product/service.
To execute decided strategies and supplier structure within a concerned responsibility.
Within area of responsibility minimise risk for working environment, harm caused by one's environment or quality deviations
When requested carry out other reasonable duties and responsibilities not specifically mentioned in the job description during the course and scope of employment
To perform the job successfully, an individual should also demonstrate the following competencies:
Contracts / SLA
Education and/or Experience
Matric, plus relevant purchasing tertiary qualification.
Minimum 2 year’s experience of strategic sourcing and purchasing.
Experience of cooperation with internal customers and demand management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Good cooperation ability and understanding of local business culture
Good English skills, both written and spoken
Good communication- and coordination skills
Strong planning and analytical skills with focus on details
Good command of MS Office package
Open-minded, proactive and well organized
Able to work on own initiative and under pressure
Problem solver, not afraid of tackling difficulties
Customer, quality and goal-oriented