Procurement Manager

Short Job Description: 

A self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with extensive procurement experience is sought, reporting into a senior member of the Finance Team. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for implementing cost-effective purchases of all goods and services required by the company. Ensuring quality control and adhering to the company’s policies and procedures on supply chain management will be some of the main priorities when carrying out this role.

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
In office, Industria North / Roodepoort
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Purchasing & Procurement - Manufacture & Logistics
Required Qualification: 
Bachelor of Commerce preferred
Estimated hours: 
8
Day
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R40 000
Remuneration term: 
Monthly
Job posting date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Full Job Description: 

This is a full-time, permanent role.  Some flexibility is on offer if needed.

A self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with extensive procurement experience is sought, reporting into a senior member of the Finance Team. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for implementing cost-effective purchases of all goods and services required by the company. Ensuring quality control and adhering to the company’s policies and procedures on supply chain management will be some of the main priorities when carrying out this role.

 

The key responsibilities for this role are:

  1. Building and maintaining long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  2. Negotiating key commercial terms, including pricing, lead times and minimum order quantities.
  3. Sourcing and engaging new suppliers and vendors.
  4. Assuming responsibility for the inputs into the Material Requirements Planning system (preferred supplier, lead times, minimum order quantities etc.)
  5. Raising purchase orders as per the approved Buyers List from the MRP system.
  6. Maintaining a record of open purchase orders and managing delivery dates against suppliers expected delivery dates.
  7. Managing consignment stock suppliers.
  8. Providing first level approval for any price discrepancies.
  9. Reviewing Purchase Price Variance account and following up on reasons for variances and ensuring correct treatment, in collaboration with Finance Team.
  10. Placing orders for non-stock related purchases, obtaining quotes and sourcing new suppliers where necessary.
  11. Ensuring all non-stock purchases have been authorized but the appropriate level of management.
  12. Create a risk register for procurement activities and a contingency plan detailing mitigation and corrective actions.
  13. Controlling the procurement budget and promoting a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
  14. Reporting:
    1. Analyse and report on supplier performance in terms of pricing, lead time and reliability
    2. Open purchase order report
    3. Purchase Price Variance report

Skills and experience required:

  1. Bachelors degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration.
  2. Proven experience in managing procurement operations preferably in the electronics sector.
  3. In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts and negotiating terms.
  4. Excellent MS Office skills, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  5. Multi-tasking and time-management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks.
  6. Highly organised and detail orientated.
  7. Good communication skills (verbal, written and listening).
  8. Ability to switch from complex to routine tasks when required.
  9. Experience in Pastel Evolution and Xperdyte an advantage.
Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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