Santam: Contracts Officer – (Heavy vehicles, Car rental, Motor glass, Salvage)

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21 Oct, 2013

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Position Description

Group Sourcing Business Unit – Claims Procurement has a position available for a Contracts Officer who will be based in Santam Head Office Bellville.


Key Responsibilities


A position is available for Contracts Officers (buyer/contracting experience) with direct experience working with suppliers and contract terms and conditions, managing all deliverables to aggressive time lines and service delivery levels.  The purpose of the position is to implement and maintain procurement, service and supply contracts in line with the requirements of the relevant Procurement managers’ commodity objectives.

Key accountabilities:

Analyze and determine commodities spend i.t.o pre-determined criteria;

Issuing of request for proposals, based on the Procurement Managers’recommendation;

Adjudication of these proposals and tabling recommendations to the Procurement Manager for acceptance;

Preparation, issuing, terminating and signing of contracts;

Ongoing administrations and amending contracts due to change in supplier details and /or price increase updates, as well as providing data for system updates i.t.o supplier details and catalogues, to ensure accurate and up to date agreed supplier details and negotiated prices are loaded to Santam systems.


Minimum Requirements


Relevant B degree or working towards one, or a Procurement or supply chain management qualification,

Computer Literate (MS Office package:  Advanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet)

At least 3 years’ experience as a Contracts Officer with the necessary contracting skills


Ability to formulate RFP’s and contracts and negotiate amicable “win/win” relationships with the relevant supply base leading to contracts

Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills

Analytical ability and logical reasoning

Strong client service orientation

Manage supplier relationships

Ability to work under pressure


Superior knowledge of purchasing/contracting practices and policies

Knowledge of market research and analysis pertaining to suppliers

Purchasing and contracting within a motor related or building environment or the purchasing of machinery or equipment would be an advantage


Delivering results and meeting customer expectations,

Relating and networking,


Applying Expertise and Technology,

Achieving Personal Work goals and Objectives,

Learning and Researching,

Planning and Organising,

Writing and Reporting,

Working with People,

Adhering to Principles and Values,


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