Job Title
Procurement Specialist Operations
Employment Type
2 to 3 years
R30000 to R33000
Job Published
01 August 2022
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Job Description

Procurement Specialist Operations required on a 10 month contract to assists with the Procurement of all IT Items for hardware, software and services. Maintains strong working relationships with Suppliers to enable the purchasing of innovative products in line with time, cost and quality requirements.

Job Scope

  • Collate all necessary category analytics
  • Analyze spend and user specific requirements
  • Conduct market research to assess market dynamics related to the category/ies
  • Support and localize sourcing strategy execution
  • Ensure readiness across all countries for strategy execution
  • Escalate where necessary supplier performance issues
  • Support collaborative optimization activities where applicable
  • Handle second level escalations with suppliers/internal stakeholders to resolve performance issues
  • Collaborate with supplier and internal stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of Category Managers sourcing outputs / agreements
  • Ensure suppliers are correctly enabled through ERP

Functional and Technical Competencies

  • Category strategy interpretation and implementation including:
  • Cost modelling
  • Data analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement
  • Physical Asset Management
  • IT material and services knowledge
  • Financial Acumen
  • Data analytics
  • Report writing

Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant 3 year B Degree tertiary qualification (or similar)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a procurement environment with a proven history of managing supplier
  • Procurement and tender experience is essential, evidence of cost model development, strategy development and implementation.
  • A proven track record of influencing key internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in the FMCG industry will be an advantage.