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Position:

Job Number: BRY081018a

Sourcing Specialist

Date posted: 09 Oct 2018

Preferred start date: 01 Nov 2018

Application closing date: 19 Oct 2018

Employment type: Full-time

Location: Bryanston

Shift: Non-shift

Travel: yes

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages day-to-day on-going category supplier relations and seeks out growth or revision opportunities within the supply base.
  • Conducts regular supplier meetings and implements improvement strategies with suppliers. Creates, nurtures, and enhances supplier relationships.
  • Under the direction of the Strategic Sourcing Manager, develops and executes category sourcing strategies, including development and execution of RFI’s and RFP’s, documents bid events through correspondence to suppliers; develops selection criteria; conducts supplier negotiations and ongoing supplier management.
  • Assists with development and implementation of business plans, performance goals and metrics for each assigned category. Collaborates with Operations, Supply Chain and others as required to develop and execute cross-functional sourcing opportunities.
  • Actively seeks ways to streamline business processes; researches and provides information on industry category trends and best practices.
  • Collaborates on inventory control, including lifecycle of product, and assists in project management of all sourcing activities. Opportunities to reduce product costs to be researched and suggestions made.
  • Drives tracking and reporting for assigned spend areas.
  • Assists with tracking mechanics and supplier key performance indicators with Strategic Sourcing Manager.
  • Performs data analysis and modelling on the assigned spend categories.
  • Participates in weekly review meetings with cross-functional teams to manage category performance.
  • Assists with the management of category performance by adhering to internal Savings goals and reviewing financial models for commodity type items.
  • Monitor supplier performance to ensure that delivery dates and technical and contractual requirements are met. Participate in strategic meetings with suppliers and business leaders to ensure execution of defined strategies.

REQUIREMENTS:

FORMAL QUALIFICATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or Logistics or Procurement or Commerce

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • At least 5-7 years of experience in a similar role in a Manufacturing environment, preferably in the Pulp, Paper and Packaging Industries.
  • Knowledge of the procurement lifecycle and procurement best practices.
  • Experience in supplier negotiations and developing/executing sourcing strategies.
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in negotiating strategic contracts.
  • Experience in collaborating with internal and external resources to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and established timelines.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within and out of South Africa).
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis.

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