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20 Aug 2018

Full-Time Purchasing and Supply Manager

PMDMS – Posted by Boitumelo Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

The incumbent will manage and execute the transactional and strategic purchasing activities throughout the Company thus delivering a purchasing function against set organisational targets and service standards. This position is based in Pretoria.

Key responsibilities:
 Manage all procurement activities throughout the purchasing and supply chain in the organisation to ensure that purchasing activities are conducted and provided in a fair, equitable, transparent, cost effective, efficient and effective manner;
 Develop and execute purchasing and supply strategic plans which are linked to the unit business plan and key performance areas;
 Determine procurement risks associated with all contract purchases in the Company;
 Manage a professional team of procurement specialists and buyers to ensure a professional and efficient service offering to the organisation;
 Implement and manage procurement supply catalogues for all identified commodities;
 Expedite orders to monitor quality, on time deliveries, preferential procurement and savings to the organisation in line with the B-BBEE targets and allocated budgets;
 Create cost savings opportunities from bulk buying, pooling of efforts and economies of scale by applying strategic sourcing initiatives;
 Build strategic, professional and ethical relationships with internal clients and the Company suppliers
 Liaise with internal customers and external suppliers in a professional and efficient manner, to ensure the best possible procurement mechanism for goods and services;
 Establish and manage selected contracts with external suppliers to ensure that the Company strategic interests are considered in relationships with suppliers;
 Participate in the development of contract and procurement negotiation strategies, coordinate and conduct negotiations with suppliers to achieve business objectives;
 Manage the purchasing process including electronic-based support systems;
 Define and build system needs for ongoing monitoring of effectiveness and modifications;
 Develop procurement policies, procedures, processes and ensure compliance of the procurement portfolio;
 Establish procurement standard operating procedures;
 Keep up to date with market trends and new technologies in procurement and react to changes;
 Report relevant management information accurately and timeously;

Job Requirements

Qualifications, skills and experience:  A Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or equivalent relevant qualification with at least five years’ experience in a supply chain/procurement management environment;  A postgraduate qualification in a supply chain management will be advantageous;  At least five years managerial experience;  Evidence of management of at least ten procurement professionals will be advantageous;  Assertiveness, management and negotiation skills ;  Attention to detail and knowledge of procurement legislation;  Knowledge of foreign exchange treasury policies;  Good e-procurement system knowledge;  Problem solving, results and solution focused;  Excellent verbal and written communication skills;  Strategic thinking and decision making skills;  Strong customer service orientation, sourcing and buying skills.

Job Categories: Government and Parastatals. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Market Related.

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