Procurement Manager (Automotive), Alrode – Ref: 1191783-3

  • Diploma
  • Alrode,
  • Posted 8 months ago
  • This position has been filled

Ref: 1191783-3

Job Description:

Our client currently has an opportunity for a Procurement Manager. 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.

The successful incumbent will hold a Degree or Diploma in Supply Chain Management and have 10 years of experience in a similar role.

Position details:

Reports to: Plant Manager
Travel Frequency: Limited
Working Conditions: The position is situated in an office environment with climate control. Exposure to plant environment (operating machinery, temperature, noise, odours, dust, drafts and chemicals used in the manufacture of the product) during daily activities and interactions as required in effectively communicating, training and coaching team members. Office environment with appropriate office equipment, electronic systems (hardware & software) to effectively accomplish required work assignments and management of function. Sitting, standing, lifting (generally under 20 kgs.), bending in performance of office related duties.

Key responsibilities:

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.
Provide 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.
Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies.
Analyse and calculate 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): Alrode, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

Degree or Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Professional Registrations and Certifications: CIPS

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

Required Desirable
Microsoft Office
Commercial law
Negotiation skills
Manufacturing experience
Automotive industry experience

Achieving results
Initiative & energy
Planning & organizing
Coaching & development of 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 (Automotive), Alrode – Ref: 1191783-3

Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager (Automotive)


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