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Purchasing Manager

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  • Responsible to source materials/services by building expertise in external industries, sourcing skills, and internal categories/markets.
  • Responsible for the coordination and execution of sourcing activities, managing internal and external relationships, and ensuring the business needs are met efficiently.
  • Responsibilities include defining and executing sourcing recommendations with basic proficiency in all sourcing skills; accountability for delivery of fundamentals such as supply assurance, value creation, and compliance to policies; determining insights from analytics and recommending strategic interventions; ownership for defining and executing of sourcing tactics, including stakeholder alignment and external communication; leading projects on defined intervention areas (savings, technical, cost structure, relationship, stewardship).

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s/Master's Degree and 0-3 years of work experience
  • Interest in sourcing skills, particularly negotiation, bidding, commercial agreements, and relationship management to optimally lead top level partnerships
  • Critical Thinking & Leadership - Ability to recognize strategic opportunities and be able to enroll others in disruptive thinking to get results
  • Analytical Skills - Validated ability to visualize, articulate, and seek problems and concepts, and make decisions that make sense based on available information
  • Ability to influence across functional boundaries (R&D, Finance, Legal etc.) to develop and deliver strategy and action plans to achieve desired business results

Just so you know:

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our people are all equally talented in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours. Are you ready to inspire us with your unique ideas?
Job locations:
Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
Job Type: Full time Job categories: Purchases Req No: R000047540
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