Senior Manager Procurement - Johannesburg

Job Purpose

The purpose is to create and drive the implementation of an appropriate and cost effective procurement sourcing strategy within the governance and compliance framework of Sci-Bono Discovery Centre with the aim of reducing cost, complexity and improving procurement service levels as well as efficiency.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide input into departmental / divisional budget to ensure appropriate resource allocation in achievement of departmental goals;
• Manage allocated budget through monitoring and seeking cost effective ways of achieving departmental goals;
• Develop and implement a company-wide procurement strategy by considering the business requirements, company affordability (cost implications) and transformation targets in order to ensure appropriate delivery within the Organization’s governance framework;
• Craft negotiation strategies, lead supplier negotiations and oversee the conclusion of contracts / service level agreements by considering the Organization’s consolidated approach in order to achieve a balance outcome in line with the organizations risk;
• Report on Procurement Performance Levels and improve those performance levels;
• Manage opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvement by implementing initiatives such as automated reporting, value chain programs and reporting forecasts;
• Liaise internal and external stakeholders;
• Work within allocated budgets;
• Oversee procurement activities for functions ensuring that delivery times are adhered to;
• Manage and report on Bids / Tenders;
• Manage supplier data base to the financial interest of the Organization;
• Arrange and communicate Procurement Meetings in line with Organizational Policy and Procedures.

Minimum requirements:

• Matric / Grade 12;
• BCom in Procurement / Supply Chain / Business Management or similar;
• At least 6 - 8 years’ experience in Procurement Management.

Required competencies (skills, knowledge and behavioral attributes)

• Proven experience as Procurement Manager;
• Project sourcing skills;
• Contract Management skills;
• Good communication skills;
• Good inter-personal skills;
• Tender evaluation & adjudication;
• Computer literate

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