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Strategic Sourcing Specialist-Ekurhuleni (East Rand):

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Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Ekurhuleni (East Rand)
Strategy, Processes and Systems: Develop and execute the strategic sourcing strategy in line with the broader Supply Chain strategic objectives; Develop and implement continuous improvement on sourcing and procurement processes; Works collaboratively with the broader supply chain in the development of formation of strategic sourcing agreements; Responsible for purchasing procedures and audit requirements; Assists in the development of internal policies and tools necessary to implement strategic sourcing initiatives and assists in prioritizing strategic sourcing initiatives; Ensure supplier master data is accurately maintained e.g. Preferred suppliers; purchasing price lists, BBBEE ratings etc. Sourcing & Tendering: Lead the sourcing, Request for Information and Request for Quote processes for the business requirements, including the development and composing of bid specifications; Driving a fair and transparent tendering process; To drive transformation and grow preferential procurement; Analyze bid responses to determine the most responsive and responsible bidder to optimize total cost of ownership; Analyze spend data/trends to identify and develop overall strategic sourcing initiatives which meet the needs of COMPANY and recommend agreement formation the Procurement Manager based on research of total spend, end-user impact, feedback and activity along with marketplace analysis; Recommends and justifies strategic sourcing initiatives and e-procurement supplier enablement initiatives by using data mining tools to conduct spend analysis, prepare supporting reports/spreadsheets, comparisons; Commodity & spend analysis, communication and decision making: Develops and maintains awareness of changing commodity-related business trends in the marketplace and the possible impact to COMPANY; Perform spend analysis on direct and indirect spend; Contract Negotiation, Implement and Management: Review and negotiate strategic sourcing agreements and any changes in vendor contracts in accordance with Company PLC and South African rules and regulations; Negotiate and maintain contracts for all COMPANY suppliers; Ensure that agreements effectively mitigate risk exposure to COMPANY; Ensure implementation of agreements and contracts in time before services commend; Decides if proposed contract changes and modifications are reasonable and in the best interest of COMPANY; Decides if recurring purchases are appropriate for strategic sourcing agreement/initiatives; Defends and/or justifies an award of a formal bid or proposal in the event of formal protest filed by a vendor/contractor with support of Procurement Manager; Negotiates with vendors/contractors to obtain maximum benefit to COMPANY from contracts; To drive cost reduction & cost containment across the direct and indirect spend portfolios; Supplier & Contract Management: Conduct regular contact/meetings with key suppliers and feedback on issues/problems at suppliers; Applies negotiation skills to resolve vendor disputes with an acceptable outcome for both parties; Assist in monitoring and tracking vendor performance through periodic financial reviews, product performance, customer satisfaction surveys and customer outreach; Decides appropriate resolutions to problems that may arise during the strategic sourcing contracting process by mediating disputes between COMPANY and the vendor/contractor; Participate and perform supplier evaluation and audits; Measure the effectiveness of the supplier contracts and provide frequent feedback to the supply chain management team; Leadership & Professional due care To ensure effective governance; To effectively manage internal and external stakeholder relationships; To provide effective leadership and management of the Strategic Sourcing team and enable it to deliver to expectation; Ensure adherence of all HSE and housekeeping requirements; Adhere to Duty of Care Policy at all times; Skills/Abilities Must be innovative and detail-oriented Self-starter and must be able to work without supervision Strong analytical skills Strong interpersonal skills to develop good working relationships at various levels and to resolve complaints timeously Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously and meet firm deadlines Ability to work under minimal supervision / exceptional presentation, verbal and written communication skills required Root cause analysis and problem solving skills

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Com (Economics/Logistics) Masters / Honours (preferably) 5-8 Years related experience in a similar function Commercial Law and Contract Management advantageous ERP system experience Computer literacy (MS Office Suite) – excellent working knowledge of Excel

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