Posted on: 26 May 2023
ID 860806

Senior Procurement Manager

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 safety, integrity, courage, making smart decisions which we execute with speed. We are seeking unique people who believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive and safe environment.

Were on the lookout for an experiencedSenior Procurement Manager to lead and drive strategic sourcing projects to leverage cost competitiveness and secure a stable and sustainable supply base for the business. This involves the development and rollout of category strategies for critical, high-value goods & services for the mills.The Senior Procurement Manager must achieve stretch cost reduction/containment and value improvement targets to support the business plan and to ensure effective and standard systems for managing the tendering, negotiation, contracting, and supplier performance activities.

As a Senior Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Ensure strategic and center-led commodities for the area of responsibility are procured at optimal cost, time, quality, and quantity.
  • Develop & implement category strategies, ensuring supply security while reducing Total cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Conclude and approve major framework agreements and contracts.
  • Set and review supplier performance against agreed KPIs.
  • Identify and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Consider and enforce B-BBEE, local procurement, code of ethics, and other relevant transformation-related legislation in procurement decisions.
  • Conduct global supply market analysis in order to identify potential supply sources.
  • Submit Value-add reports and/or dashboards for their own category to various internal stakeholders for collation and distribution.
  • Manage internal customer relations, drive remedial action, and provide feedback where service levels fall short of SLAs.
  • Identify sustainable supplier development opportunities and assist the Transformation Manager with supplier development efforts.
  • Support Transformation strategy by engendering value-added supplier diversity.
  • Ensure compliance to procurement policies and contracts.
  • Establishing category cost/price benchmarking frameworks involving detailed spend analysis, industry/supplier price deconstruction modeling and deep understanding of relevant category supply chain and product cost drivers.
  • Optimizing/leveraging sourcing synergies to achieve specific, sustainable cost reduction, containment, and value improvement targets on an annual basis.
  • Leading and supporting Procurement teams in the development and rollout of strategic source plans for key categories of operational spending in order to secure a low-cost supply base that supports the companys operations with an uninterrupted supply of best-value goods, spares and production inputs.
  • Supporting Procurement teams in negotiating and concluding competitive commercial/legal agreements to drive sustainable performance.
  • Achieving optimum commercial outcomes in the context of competing political and socio-economic imperatives (local procurement, enterprise development, low-cost country sourcing).
  • Leading and coordinating efforts of Procurement/Strategic Sourcing and Operational Teams in ensuring innovation and compliance with respect to minimum safety standards, quality, and product specifications.
  • Effectively managing stakeholder relationships involving strategic suppliers and internal parties.
  • Identifying and progressing continuous improvement and innovative approaches to sourcing and contracting, maintaining focus on cost and value whilst disseminating best practice

What are we looking for?
  • Minimum of a three (3) year relevant bachelor'sdegree (Financial, Procurement, Supply Chain).
  • Postgraduate business qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience inNegotiation, Project Management & Supplier Management
  • Strong LeadershipSkills
  • The Incumbent will be required to travel and work flexible hours with the possibility of shifts as and when required.
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 the role)
  • Market-leading leave benefits
  • Employee wellbeing benefits
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