国/地域: South Africa
To take overall accountability for the sourcing, procurement of all components to efficiently and timeously support production and overall purchasing strategy at optimal costs to meet business requirements.
To purchase components, raw materials & other goods and services for the factory.
Facilitation in both negotiating and concluding supply contracts for the manufacture and / or supply of all components
Managing supplier performance and driving continual improvement on an ongoing basis
Assistance in benchmarking key suppliers for components
Supporting value analysis on a continual basis, with the purpose of reducing cost and / or adding value
Facilitation in establishing annual budgets and strategic plans for components
Analyses business needs and challenges demand: collect, understand and challenge stakeholders’ needs and promote demand management. Apply VA methodology and Guarantee the expected functionality level at the optimized costs
Defines purchasing strategy: organize and gather market knowledge, propose advanced action plans to benefit from market opportunities
Optimizes costs: Improve the cost model through a good knowledge of supplier process, Identify opportunities leveraging value chain approach. Lead and implement productivity projects, apply and Use TCO.
Maximizes Supplier Relationship: define and implement supplier portfolio, monitor the performance and analyze P&Ls, make clear feedbacks and follow action plans.
Creates value and innovates: lead complex projects (Reformulation, W2W, Full buy, innovation, R2P, Indirect…). Develop and recommend best options to secure identified project risks.
Implement standard contract framework enhancing on key legal principles, propose improvements and deals with the legal department. Monitor the contract compliance
Manage Performance and efficiency: Build cost forecasts for a simple category, share and control assumptions for budget construction.
Manage KPIs, build continuous improvement strategy for financial and non-financial KPIs.
Minimum 3 years in similar position within the FMCG industry
Matric and a relevant business Diploma/Degree
Excellent communication skills
Excellent negotiation skills
Ability to anticipate and solve problems
Capacity to monitor a project independently
Proficient in using Microsoft Excel.
Experience in using other Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills.
Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown