Heinz Foods South Africa Recruits Procurement Manager

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23 Oct, 2014

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Permanent management level position at Heinz Foods South Africa in the FMCG, Retail & Wholesale (FMCG) industry.
Benefits: Medical Aid and Retirement Fund

Purpose of the Role

Plan, direct, and monitor all Procurement activities, including Raw Materials, Packaging and Co-pack, for HFSA
Reduce company risk related to inflation, product availability and product quality by developing and implementing a world class procurement program
Implement systems, procedures and structures to drive down cost, reduce PPV, measure manage and improve supplier service delivery and reduce inventory
Align with relevant stakeholders (internal and external) to improve procurement execution
Drive strategic procurement projects and support value engineering and NPD project to ensure delivery of the commercial plan
Lead and manage procurement team and support site procurement activities.


Key Responsibilities

Develop and implement sourcing strategies, processes and tools in alignment with business needs and organizational priorities
Identify and implement measures to mitigate risks associated with inflation, cost, supplier availability, product quality and consistency of supply
Develop, implement and improve quarterly, monthly and weekly procurement best practise and routines
Manage the raw material, packaging and co-pack budgets (Approx $50MM) and minimise PPV
Identify and execute on the delivery of annual cost savings projects to offset the impact of inflation
Liaise and interact with internal and external stakeholders to execute procurement activities
Anticipate and identify future risks and constraints based on global and local market dynamics
Negotiate terms with suppliers that will minimise inventory and maximise payment terms
Synchronise the forecasted demand for R&PM and co-packed goods
Weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting on key KPI’s
Annual, Monthly budget and forecast preparation and analysis of actual spend
Define and ensure implementation of procurement policies and procedures
Lead and manage team of buyers to achieve these objectives
Ensure adherence to Heinz QRMP plans and policies
Build strong relationships with suppliers



Degree /Post graduate degree in Supply chain management/S&OP/Logistics or Industrial Engineering
CPM (or similar) certification advantageous
Category management of Strategic Sourcing experience is highly desired
Strong business analysis and project management skill sets, and creative problem solving capabilities
Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task effectively
Experience working in Procurement in varying roles such as: Procurement Sourcing Manager, Sourcing Project Manager or a Procurement supervisory role
Ability to build strong relationships across various functional teams
Ability to lead, motivate and coach end users and business partners as well as cross-functional team members
Behavioral Attributes
Customer focused
Strong leadership capability
Resilient and able to perform optimally in a high-pressure environment
Display excellent communication, presentation, and influencing skills
Highly Passionate and results oriented
Able to build relationship both internally and externally


How to Apply

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Apply online before 13/11/2014.
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