30 Jan '19
Procurement Manager

Supply Chain and Logistics, Gauteng Sandton

R 949248 Annually

One of Africa’s leading financial services organisations has a position available for a Procurement Manager.


  • Degree in Business Management or equivalent qualification
  • CA (SA) would be advantageous
  • Registrations: CIPS
  • 6 - 10 years’ experience in a commercial function, including 4-6 years' experience in managing people


Job Description:

  • To create and drive the implementation of an appropriate and cost-effective procurement sourcing strategy within the governance and compliance framework of the business with the aim of reducing cost and complexity and improving procurement service levels and efficiency.
  • Provide input into departmental/divisional budget to ensure appropriate resource allocation in achievement of departmental goals
  • Manage allocated budget through monitoring and seeking cost effective ways of achieving departmental goals
  • Develop and implement a company-wide procurement strategy by considering the business requirements, company affordability (cost implications) and transformation targets in order to ensure appropriate delivery within the governance framework
  • Craft negotiation strategies, lead supplier negotiations and oversee the conclusion of contracts/service level agreements by considering the consolidated approach in order to achieve a balanced outcome in line with the organization’s risk appetite
  • Manage and report on metrics which indicate procurement performance levels and improve those performance levels over time
  • Oversee execution of procurement-related activity to ensure that quality and legislative requirements are adhered to
  • Maximize opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvement by implementing appropriate initiatives such as automation, value add reporting and forecasting.
  • Build relationships with colleagues, peers and staff by using appropriate interpersonal styles
  •  Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to resolve escalated issues and ensure the end-to-end effectiveness of the procurement function
  • Interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions
  • Maintain relationships with business and suppliers through active engagement and structured feedback processes in order to maximize business value through alignment of expectations
  • Translate commercial strategy into department delivery activities and project plans to ensure execution
  • Work within assigned budgets to departments for delivery against plans
  • Create and implement clear staff and resource plans to deliver on the departmental goals
  • Oversee procurement activities for the function ensuring a consistent and standardized approach to execution of purchases (including selection), management of suppliers and maintenance of vendor related master data
  • Manage the end to end supplier relationship management process by implementing a structured process of business and supplier engagement in order to manage risk and ensure vendor performance
  • Ensure the consistency of procurement processes across the business by ensuring that well-defined processes are communicated and understood across the business, and monitoring process compliance
  • Develop and implement policies and processes for selecting and vetting suppliers by applying best practices in order to maximize value derived from the supplier base
  • Contribute to the achievement of the transformation plan by implementing processes that ensure that the achievement of set targets on supplier development and procurement is maximized
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand by consolidating procurement requirements across the business as per a well-defined demand management process
  • Maintain the electronic purchase order system and ensure that it is fit for purpose by considering business needs and cost implications in order to ensure appropriate controls and accurate recording of spend
  • Support the B-BBEE audit field work done by an independent verifier by maintaining information trail for procurement and supplier development elements of the scorecard
  • Team Management
  • Transformation and Innovation Management
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintaining budgets
  • Networking and building relationships
  • Modelling and encourage the culture
  • Conducting performance appraisal interviews
  • Conducting performance feedback meetings
  • Coordinating on-the-job training for new hires (e.g., identifying need, scheduling, resource allocation)
  •  Developing a client service delivery plan
  • Developing strategies for overcoming barriers to change
  • Displaying high level of ethics, integrity and confidentiality


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Open to all applicants


For more information contact: ­­­­Nomkhosi Nhlapo 0861 123 472

Ad Visible Until: 1 March 2019
Ref: JHB003567/KN

Vacancy Type: Permanent