Procurement Specialist – Direct Spend 23 views

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Market related
  • Experience Level Senior
  • Total Years Experience 0-5


A Procurement Specialist to set up and maintain the procurement functions at through developing and implementing purchasing strategies and regular benchmarking of all purchasing categories to achieve market price, exceed performance targets and contribution of the categories to Group performance (competitiveness, innovation, quality and risk management, follow-up of category KPI’s) and Implement strategies designed in collaboration with global category teams to ensure total compliance with all Group policies and to take responsibility for the defined purchasing budget

Key Job Outputs:

  • Assist with Procurement projects to tender for goods and/or services in own area of responsibility: this comprises supplier selection based on requirements defined by the corresponding functional owners, market analysis, Non-Disclosure Agreements, requests for information, requests for quotation, commercial negotiation, supplier selection, contract preparation and signing and implementation Vendor Management
  • Devise long-term development strategies for product categories
  • Build trust with key suppliers to achieve better pricing and quality of services and efficiencies
  •  Assist with implementation of Procurement Strategy and Policies
  • Perform category management including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract, performance, and risk management
  • Identify and drive savings, discounts and rebates
  • Address any supplier issues to ensure highest level of service delivery
  • Risk Management
  • BBBEE Strategy Implementation
  • Assist by executing effective negotiation process with preferred suppliers
  • Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organization
  • Conducting spends analyses across respective global supply markets
  • Conducting market research and data analyses and presentation

Core Competencies:

  • Sound understanding and knowledge of MRP and ERP systems
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet changing deadlines
  • Knowledge of Supply chain & Procurement processes
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects
  • Good organizing, planning, time management & analytical skills
  • Excellent service orientation
  • Good communication & presentation skills
  • Good understanding of business processes and systems
  • Consistent application of operational priorities
  • Attention to detail and internal customer focus
  • Logical thinking & information seeking skills
  • Self-starter with ability to use initiative
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Pro-active and energetic with a high level of attention to detail/accuracy


  • University Degree / Diploma, in Supply Chain, Procurement, or similar
  • Computer literate – MS Office – ADVANCED


  • 3 or more years operational experience in a Supply Chain/Procurement environment
  • Working experience in infant, powder production environment or FMCG would be advantageous
  • Preferably International procurement experience


Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

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