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CATEGORY SPECIALIST: ENGINEERING MECHANICAL

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    6 months ago
  • Category:
  • Deadline:
    April 29, 2022

The role reports to the Category Lead – Engineering Mechanical, the incumbent will provide support in implementing projects, managing tenders, performing analyses and preparing presentations related to operating plans and cost reduction strategies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generate cost savings through the development and execution of category strategies.
  • Manage the procurement category process from compiling the tender/ inquiry, issuing tender/inquiry, evaluating/adjudicating tenders received, bid clarification, assistance towards negotiating the contract through to finalizing the contract.
  • Assist in management of on-going supplier relationship and develop criteria and processes to monitor supplier compliance and performance.
  • Support internal customer projects for sourcing and purchasing needs.
  • Support and drive mill and cross-functional efforts to achieve standardization, substitute or eliminate components; adapt new supplier technologies; and reduce purchased costs.
  • Negotiate contracts and approve prices, delivery and payment terms, quality requirements and establish supplier performance metrics that meet standards and supply objectives.
  • Build strong value-adding relationship with suppliers, end users and internal cross functional teams.
  • Ensure category is procedural compliant , there is documentation for audit and SHERQ purposes.
  • Drive utilization of e-Procurement tools.
  • Understand and monitor market trends and new innovation solutions to evaluate feasibility in Company’s operations.
  • Establishes supplier performance management and development (including BEE development) mechanisms and systems.
  • Develops key performance indicators to track improvements flowing from implementation.

Specifications/Requirements

  • Relevant 3 year degree or equivalent (Procurement, B Com, Engineering, BSc or similar)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Procurement / Category / Supply chain.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage & negotiate contracts.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Strong negotiation, commercial acumen and understanding of the business to enable the support of business strategies and goals with pragmatic and innovative solutions.
  • Excellent analytical capabilities to extract insights from gathered data.
  • Highly confident with the use of databases, Excel and Project Management Tools; some knowledge of advanced analytical tools and Continuous Improvement process.
  • Ability to effectively plan work and manage time efficiently in accomplishing role responsibilities.