Posted on: 08 June 2023
ID 862019

Commodity Specialist

Job description:

We are hiring!

At Sappi, we are a leading global provider with a reputation for delivering high-quality sustainable Woodfibre products and solutions for the global markets. We lead through our values centred around integrity, courage, making smart decisions which we execute with speed. We are seeking unique people who believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

Were on the lookout for an experiencedCommodity Specialist to support management with the planning, execution and control of the procurement process in order to meet customer expectations and company goals. Liaising with internal customers, management and suppliers to ensure smooth operational delivery.

As a Commodity Specialist, you will be responsible for:
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for tactical, non-category managed, products and as per sourcing strategy, framework and procurement policy.
  • Perform analysis of business requirements such as supply markets, supply chains, demand patterns and commodity strategies.
  • Negotiate optimum commercial agreements for short (one year) and medium term (three year) contracts.
  • Draft and conclude supply agreements and service level agreements for tactical, non-category managed goods and services.
  • Negotiate supplier payment terms unless already negotiated by commodity and/or sourcing managers.
  • Develop existing and identify new suppliers to effectively reduce the total cost of ownership associated with the procurement of products and services.
  • Ensure that all materials and services are sourced and procured according to specification; in accordance with the procurement policy and/or as detailed in the sourcing strategy.
  • Implement and/or follow effective expediting procedure and monitor non-compliance.
  • Identification and implementation of inventory and working capital reduction initiatives.
  • Perform supplier audits as required.
  • Implement, where required, stock management; sale of by-products and redundant spares.
  • Analysis and interpretation of accounting data and transactions for budgeting process and variance reporting.
  • Assist internal customers to identify opportunities and engagement for ESD suppliers.
  • Manage performance and development of subordinates.
  • Load and maintain contract pricing on the SAP system.
  • Promote and help achieve Sappis BBBEE preferential procurement and enterprise development objectives and targets.
What are we looking for?
  • Relevant Degree or Diploma or NQF Level 6 - 7 in Supply Chain Management
  • A minimum of 5 8 years experience in industrial, procurement or materials management environment and Finance.
  • Experience in the technical and/or manufacturing environment would be beneficial.
  • SAP MM experience would be advantageous.
Whats in it for you?
  • Opportunity to work within a global organisation that continues to thrive in a rapidly changing world even after 80 years of existence
  • learning and development programmes to fast-track your career within Sappi
  • Opportunities to travel (dependent on upon the role)
  • Market leading leave benefits
  • Employee wellbeing benefits
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