Head: Category Sourcing

Full Time
Posted 9 months ago

Job Description:
The role is responsible for all Supply Chain related tasks under the Category Management framework, including strategic sourcing; vendor, stakeholder, contract, and risk management. Sourcing Managers will also focus on targeted cost savings and innovations that result in improved operational efficiencies for the organisation. Management support and Mentorship are also key responsibilities of the role.

1. Category Management
Manage all procurement-related activities of third party spend within the various categories, including strategic sourcing initiatives (RFQ/I/P/T/X).
Identify, implement and maintain the relevant commodity and service contracts (ad hoc and committed spend) to support the business.
Achieve targeted cost savings, including effective negotiation processes with vendors.
Develop and maintain expert knowledge of the respective supply markets, competitors and product/service innovations.
Facilitate implementation of procurement change initiatives within the various categories to improve business performance.
Provide support to the company’s acquisition strategies by identifying and interrogating suitable opportunities within the various spend categories for presentation to management.
2. Vendor Management
Manage all aspects of the vendor rationalization strategy within the various categories to support the business nationally, including vendor selection, compliance and performance.
3. Stakeholder Management
Build strong relationships with internal and external customers with a view to enhancing the customer experience.
4. Contract Management
Manage ALL contracts within the various categories across it’s lifecycle, including terminations, renewals, extensions and re-assignments.
Identify and manage risk to the business together with the cross-functional contracting team (Legal, Operations, and Maintenance Engineering)
5. Innovation
Identify innovative procurement solutions that provide efficiencies for the organisation.
6. Management support
Perform procurement analyses and reporting to assist management to track, monitor and achieve departmental targets.
7. Mentorship
Perform a mentorship role to Category Managers, Procurement officers and Buyers.

Undergraduate diploma/ degree in supply chain/ commerce
Institute of Purchasing and Supply SA/CIPS is preferred
Driver’s License- minimum Code 8
5 years’ experience in Procurement and Supply Chain
A general understanding of Health and Safety

Technical/ Core Training:
Category Management
Programme Management
Report writing skills
General knowledge in Finance
General knowledge in Law
General knowledge in auditing

IT Training (General MS etc.):
MS Windows
Programme Management tools

Job Features

Job CategorySupply Chain

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