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Project Procurement based role
Contracts based on civil/ electrical works
About Our Client
Our client a multinational power and automation manufacturing organisation. Within South Africa the business offers a wide range of power and automation technologies solutions from a comprehensive product and service portfolio. They offer complete solutions to utilities, including electrical power infrastructure for transmission and distribution networks and associated products and systems.
The organisation operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people, head officed in Johannesburg for the SA region.
The Category Manager will be required to develop, plan and implement the Procurement Strategy around electrical construction projects for the business within the region. The region will consist of South Africa, Algeria and Egypt. The role will focus on optimising the cost, quality, and reliability of suppliers and supplied products for an assigned category or group of categories for all the regions.
Key focus area's will include :
1. Sourcing Strategies:
Sourcing strategies will be leveraged in line with the business's strategy to particularly ensure that the suppliers have the capability and capacity to meet the business current and future business requirements. This may be for local or projects within Africa.
2. Procurement and Negotiation:
Management of all procurement activities and country spending including cost budgets and saving forecasts. it is important that there is minimal risk with regard to quality and financial exposure and purchasing must take place in line with quality and commercial procedures. Negotiation will also form part of the incumbents responsibility, more specifically when price reviews are involved.
3. Contracts and Supplier Agreements:
The incumbent will be further responsible for adapting the contractual framework to the local business needs. Once done recommendations will be manage to management and executed upon agreement. With regards to Supplier Agreements , the Category Manager will identify, investigate and select appropriate suppliers in line with the companies policies and standards and establish local terms, in which ever region they may be.
4. Business Continuity and Budgets
Supply chain management standards, tools and processes will be applied and implemented for business continuity for the relevant commodities or group of commodities. This will be done in accordance with budget and category sourcing targets.
The Successful Applicant
To be selected for this position the incumbent must possess the following:
- Relevant tertiary qualification (non-negotiable)
- 10-15 years experience in a technical, project based procurement role with international scope
- Commodity management experience is essential, preference for installation services and civil works
- Excellent written and communication skills
- Strong financial acumen
- Work experience must be in an industrial/electrical manufacturing environment
- Preference will be given to candidates in line with the companies employment equity objectives.
What's on Offer
Competitive Cost to Company Salary.