Procurement Manager, – Ref: 1191783-2


Ref: 1191783-2

Job Description:

One of South Africa’s leading manufacturing companies in the automotive industry who is recognized globally for their quality and innovation is looking for a Procurement Manager.

Position details:

Type : Permanent
Reports to: Plant Manager

Primary purpose:

The main function of the position is to negotiate with major suppliers and contractor(s) to obtain optimal pricing and supply.

Responsible for ensuring that goods and services are procured at the specified quantity, quality, on the required date and at the most competitive prices.
Supervises and manages the work of the buyers to ensure uninterrupted supply and continuous production.

Supervises and manages personnel in regards to accurate and on time procurement and delivery of goods and services.

Job description / core competencies:


Strategic Procurement
Support corporate and plant procurement goals, policies and procedures.
Identify, negotiate and contract with strategic suppliers on all raw material, consumables, sub-contractors and critical spares.
Ensures that all procurement is in support of BBBEE initiatives.
Manage and coordinate commercial contracts with all stakeholders.
Providing reports and information to management, Global and stakeholders on relevant procurement and supply status and initiatives.

Sourcing Strategies
Manage supply portfolio in line with company/production/maintenance requirements through compliance and transparent spending.
Generating and implementing efficient sourcing and category management strategies.
Analysing and calculating costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure and optimise preferential procurement initiatives.
Ensure that all stock, consumables and spares are maintained at the required stock levels through liaison with Logistics/Stores and warehousing departments.
Identify and manage supply risk methodologies.
Manage quantity and timing of sourcing and deliveries.

Contract Management
Ensure contractual compliance with all suppliers, providers, sub-contractors and other stakeholders.
Negotiate effective terms with all suppliers with cognisance of preferential procurement in line with BBBEE and supplier initiatives with stakeholders.
Ensure proper recordkeeping and updates on contracts.
Collaborate closely with product suppliers and clients to build strong and long-lasting relationships.

Ensure that all procurement policies and procedures are adhered to by all parties.
Finalise purchase details of orders and deliveries.
Identify alternative sourcing opportunities for key and critical supplies.
Manage warehouse inventory and keep records of the inventory.
Respond to and resolve complaints and problems.
Keep up-to-date on shipping carriers, routes and rates and any changes to them.
Ensure emergency preparedness for critical processes and spares through relevant system.

Location (country, city): Alberton

Job Qualification & Experience:

Education Level: Degree or Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Professional Registrations and Certifications: CIPS
Language Requirements: English

10 years of experience in Procurement/Sourcing/Supply Chain
5 years supervisory experience
5 Years’ experience in managing or controlling stores/warehousing
5 Years’ experience in BBBEE (Preferential Procurement ED & SD Development)

SAP  – manufacturing experience
Microsoft Office
Commercial law
Negotiation skills – Automotive industry experience

Achieving results
Initiative & Energy
Living the Company Values
Planning & Organizing
Coaching & Development Others
Collaboration & Teamwork
Effective Decision-making
Business Acumen
Change and Innovation
Customer Focus
Management Maturity

Oral and written communication skills in English language
Leadership skills with the ability to lead remote and cross-functional teams
Organizational agility
Negotiation skills
Analytical skills
Presentation skills
Project management skills
Detail orientated
Negotiation skills
Problem solving
Dispute resolution

Company Description:

Automotive / Manufacturing

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Procurement Manager, – Ref: 1191783-2

Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager


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