Procurement Manager Jobs


Our client based in Johannesburg is looking for a Procurement Manager to manage the company’s supply of products and services. Procurement Manager responsibilities include strategizing to find cost-effective deals and suppliers and to discover the best ways to cut procurement expenses, so that the company can invest in growth and people

BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
Relevant industry recognised qualification, eg Lean Six-Sigma (Green Belt) preferred

Proven working experience as a Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer or Head of Procurement within a Lubricant Manufacturing, or related environment is essential
Experience in collecting and analyzing data
Strong leadership capabilities
Knowledge and understanding of tracking, analysing, and communicating KPIs
Experience of implementing procurement systems and processes is essential
Facilitation of training and workshops from Operator to Senior Management
Competence in Excel (expert), Syspro, PowerPoint & other MS office applications
Understanding of tools and techniques used in Lean Manufacturing (Lean Six Sigma Green Belt minimum).
Able to demonstrate the ability to instigate and manage change
Ability to work independently, apply sound judgment and solve complex problems
Effective interaction with all levels of employees
Strong customer focus and the ability to prioritise demands and work to tight deadlines
Ability and desire to demonstrate that behaviour can drive significant engagement from the workforce
Excellent verbal & written communication skills

Devise and use effective sourcing strategies
Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
Examine and test existing contracts
Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients
Expect unfavourable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies
Formulate and implement SLA agreements with key suppliers
Optimise current procurement framework to incorporate process efficiency, ethics, and governance
Always ensure availability of supply by providing accurate forecasts and effective communication to relevant stakeholders
Ensure competitive pricing and continuous sourcing for the best cost alternatives
Manage all stock levels in line with working capital targets
Accurate reporting of all expenditure compared to budget
Manage supplier performance against SLA requirements
Ensure redundancy of suppliers
Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services
Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries, against forecasted monthly requirements
Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company
Vendor Management:
Source vendors who have the capability and capacity to satisfy the client’s current and future needs.
Structure relationships with vendors to ensure that it remains performance driven
Monitor and manage the performance of vendors by establishing a structured service level platform
Collaborate with vendors to identify opportunities for existing product improvement and/or new product development
Drive and challenge performance, actions and escalation processes through attendance at various meetings.
Collate and disseminate procurement metrics each month to OPCO
Maintain Best Practise standards for metrics within the Company
Establish, track and maintain capability of existing and new processes and equipment to minimise variation and drive reliable performance
Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
Actively establish, track, validate and monitor progress on the procurement portfolio
Negotiate prices on new and existing materials.
Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities independently as well as in collaboration with stakeholders
Facilitate and coach regular use of Root Cause Analysis by all functions and levels
Coach and mentor direct reports in:
Basic performance data and trends
Problem solving
Root cause analysis
Improvement projects
Drive data-based decision-making behaviour at all levels
Engage all employees in continuous improvement activities and strive for team-based, bottom-up approach to performance improvement
Communicate performance and improvement program progress and outputs to site teams, business leaders
Be prepared to present to Management analysis and insights to drive data-based decision making

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