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6 Jan, 2021

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Vacancies South Africa

SBV seeks a Procure Specialist for a Fixed term contract. The successful applicant will be responsible in leading the formulation and implementation of the procurement strategy in accordance with the SBV strategic objectives.



Job Title: Procurement Specialist (JG16)
Location: Houghton, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference: # PS/VT
Contract Type: Contract 5 Months
Salary: Market Related

Design and execute an organisational procurement strategy to deliver enhanced benefits and value to SBV

•Responsible to implement the Procurement strategy and certify that it is in alignment with, and supportive of the category and specific business strategy.
•Create and maintain a detailed spend map across the entire organisation, updated frequently to enable the delivery of proactive reporting in support of strategic direction across the group
•Implement and communicate the strategic category plans with the business and drive the plans within the procurement team.
•Contribute towards the strategic engagement and alignment with the specified category areas to understand how procurement can reduce costs, contain risk and value through effective commercial contracting across the value chain.
•Define, update and manage the tender process for SBV, addressing non-compliance with the applicable Head of Department
•Create and establish a contract database and protocol for ongoing supplier management including the creation, vetting and management of “preferred suppliers” along with a clear contractor overview highlighting key contracted information (e.g. contractor sum, length of term, annual increases, break clauses etc)

Design and execute the BBBEE procurement strategy in collaboration with the Executive: HR & Corporate Communications to support the BBBEE initiatives of the group.

•Develop and manage the BBBEE procurement element in alignment with regulatory requirements
•Create, implement and maintain purchasing policies, compliance and procedures across the business aligned to business and BBBEE initiatives.
•Drive awareness around BBBEE as well as other initiatives that may impact BBBEE and align to the relevant policies.
•Drive awareness around BBBEE as well as other initiatives that may impact BBBEE and align to the relevant policies.
•Establish annual targets and scenario planning for Procurement related to BBBEE ensuring on a monthly basis the most relevant data is captured on the system
•Track and monitor SBV’s performance against BBBEE targets
•Conduct research and benchmarking exercises to see how other organisations are assisting, supporting or working with their suppliers on BBBEE and Local Sourcing Conduct research and benchmarking exercises to see how other organisations are assisting, supporting or working with their suppliers on BBBEE and Local Sourcing, and provide benchmarking data and analysis to stay abreast of market changes.

Develop and implement policies and procedures in line with the Procurement strategy.

•Collaborate with various stakeholders on internal projects, where new products, system and processes need to be developed.
•Work with suppliers and business to determine improvements in processes and get recommendations
•Engage with departmental budget holders regarding robust procurement strategies and practices and ensure that there is adequate internal training if necessary, processes are understood, and best practice is adhered to
•Communicate to suppliers of varying levels regarding amendments to processes etc
•Collaborate with business to implement new procurement processes.
•Lead and manage all procurement processes and contracts including ensuring proper record keeping for procurement processes; and liaising with the relevant financial SME to prepare disbursement projections and payments
•Research and recommend products and services, solicits quotes, negotiates with vendors, and executes orders
•Gain a good understanding of the purchases across the business and identify and support business to deliver procurement savings
•Direct and manage relevant projects to improve the procurement processes
•Review planned orders, create requisitions for purchased items, and manage the approval process
•Responsible to lead the procurement processes as per the Procurement Policy and prepare final evaluation reports for review and sign off

Responsible for managing relations and negotiating with key suppliers at a senior and strategic level.

•Responsible to create, implement and manage a contract and supplier relationship management framework.
•Lead supplier negotiations, recommend supplier selection and implement contracts and SLA’s
•Collaborate with the business to negotiate contractual arrangements with suppliers to ensure that service levels are created and optimised across all categories of expenditure
•Verify and monitor orders to ascertain that they adhere to supplier agreements and contracts and escalate non-conformance to the Group Financial Director.
•Consult with relevant stakeholders to support the development of strategic and high-risk contracts as well as supplier relationships.

Collaborate with key stakeholders to facilitate the delivery and compliance with the purchasing strategy.

•Oversee that the procurement buyers deal with transactional issues with suppliers and resolved as per service level agreement.
•Resolve escalated queries from more junior members on the team in the agreed timeframe.
•Be a key stakeholder to business by delivering procurement within an operating model that connects commercial and technical capability to drive optimal client outcomes.
•Collaborate with the relevant stakeholders to change the procurement culture across all levels of the business
•Liaise with line managers to plan and prioritize purchasing activities
•Coordinate procurement activities with third-party vendors and suppliers as per one’s allocation
•Provide SME guidance to the commercial obligations between the supplier and SBV.

Prepare procurement reports and presentations to steerco as well as ad-hoc reporting.

•Review and analyse variance to the budget on a monthly basis and report to the Group Financial Director.
Consolidate all reporting for the specific commodities and identify opportunities, threats and areas of improvements, and provide trend analysis report as and when required.
•Report to the Group Financial Director on all category information as and when required.
•Track order acknowledgement, prepare and communicate shortage and backlog reports, and provide visibility of potential interruptions to internal customers.
•Report on projects completed, savings negotiated and all procurement initiatives to the Group Financial Director.
•Manage daily feedback on projects completed to date.
•Analyse and create solutions for recommendations, create project plans to be delivered and implement
Risk Management
•Lead the BCM function ensuring the proactive planning and disaster recovery process is embedded throughout SBV to warrant availability, integrity, security and confidentiality
•Institute Governance in order to ensure the minimum standards and SOP’s for the below are in place and reviewed accordingly:
oSolution / Service Offering Features,
oProcesses functionality, etc.
•Drive the establishment of sound corporate governance principles within the business unit inclusive of reporting and monitoring mechanisms
•Represent Procurement and present where required in the absence or upon the request of the Group Financial Director.

People Management

•Provide leadership to employees within SBV
•Creates a conducive environment which translates into productivity and high morale within SBV
•Inspire one’s team to deliver on key performance areas
•Adhere to legislative requirements and Group policies and procedures
•Leading the focus on talent to instil value creation for high value contributors
•Manage one’s headcount in alignment with the principles and policies of SBV on a monthly basis. Inclusive of notifying HR of team cancellations, new business and new initiatives with the relevant documentation /approvals
•Preside over disciplinary hearings on behalf of SBV in alignment with statutory requirements and the policies & procedures of SBV
•Lead and manager the Talent Management Process within one’s area
•Lead and manage the end to end performance management process of employees
•Adhere to legislative requirements, company policies and procedures in respect of employment Health and safety practices
•Manage overtime / illegal overtime of one’s area through proper planning and staff rotation inclusive of driving the time and attendance system within one’s area
•Responsible for employees to undergo the relevant training inclusive of any mandatory refreshers in conjunction with the Training Academy
•Draft and execute training plans in conjunction with the Training Academy.
Drive the organisation culture within one’s area
•Drive the department’s values while inspiring confidence and generating excitement, enthusiasm and commitment towards the mission.
•Serve as a leader of the culture program driving the desired behaviours and encouraging employee engagement
•Create and implement strategies in collaboration with Change Management & HR to evaluate and maintain employee satisfaction
•Drive Transformation and BBB-EE initiatives to ensure sustainable alignment to the company scorecard
Provide leadership to employees within the organisation, creating a winning culture and high morale
•Act as a change management architect in periods of change to ensure continuity to operations
•Effectively communicate and embed new processes and procedures as they occur addressing or escalating matters / concerns to the SME’s (subject matter experts) when required
•Facilitate the necessary presentations, workshops or forums in order to ensure consistent and accurate communication is given across one’s area

Minimum Requirements: Work Experience &Education

•8 years Procurement experience within a medium to large enterprise of which:
o3 Years’ BBBEE experience in managing with the procurement element.
o4 Years’ experience of senior level negotiations, setting and delivery of strategies, benefit delivery
•Degree, preferably within the procurement, supply chain field
•CIPS (Chartered Institution of Purchasing and Supply) qualification.
•MS Office (intermediate level)
•Procurement system – user, administration, and upgrade e.g. SAP, Oracle, Fraxion

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Application Deadline: 08/01/2021

NB: Communication will be limited to successful applicants only


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