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Procurement & Logistics Manager – (Supply Chain Development)

Job Purpose

• To provide an account management service to the nominated business units

ensuring that best practice procurement techniques are adopted to achieve
lowest cost of ownership and ensure that agreed service levels are achieved.
• To drive and support supply chain best practice through identifying and
implementing practices which reduce cost, and increase flexibility and speed
to market.
• Ensure that contracts with suppliers define supply chain requirements and are
monitored through Key Performance Indicators.

Job Outline

• Provide support to the Vice President, Procurement & Logistics and Manager
Procurement & Logistics, by developing and implementing strategies to deliver
the lowest total cost of ownership for acquisition of capital, goods or service
• Working with user departments, evaluate and supply chains so as to ensure
that optimum lead-times, minimum order quantities, stock commitments,
stock consolidation, delivery frequencies, INCO terms and stock locations are
negotiatied and enhanced for all new contracts/products as well as to review
existing agreements.
• Ensure that sourcing, pre-qualification and evaluation of suppliers is carried
out as per company standards/policies to assess what services and products
they are qualified to provide thereby ensuring that the correct products and
services are available.
• Ensure that the tender documents are developed and lead cross-functional
teams to produce detailed specifications (where appropriate, in conjunction
with Legal and other departments) and to subsequently issue for tender to
obtain equal and competitive quotations.
• As an account manager, provide expert advice to customer departments
during product design phase in order to optimize value for money to the
• Negotiate contract prices and terms and conditions where business
impact/value/risk is deemed high, to ensure that the Companys' best
contractual and commercial position is attained. Ensure that supply and
commercial risk is minimized
• Liaise & communicate closely with Customer Departments at all times to
ensure that the Customer Department is fully involved in the procurement
process. The successful development with these relationships at SVP, VP &
Grade 10 level is crucial to ensure efficient and effective supplier selection.
• Proactively search for and identify opportunities for cost reduction wherever
possible. Benchmark the performance of their sections against available
statistics/indicators and identify areas for improvement. This will include
knowledge of technical advances, market developments and other relevant
changes in the supply market.
Critical Competencies

• Customer Service Orientation

• Teamwork
• Interpersonal Ability
• Leadership
• Problem Solving and Decision Making
• Influence and Negotiation


• Educated to Degree level in a relevant business field.

• Preferably CIPS qualified (Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply)


• Contract Management experience of 8+ Years

• Be able to demonstrate global supply chain management experience.
• Preferably experienced in a large commercial organisationin the middle
management level with strong financial.
• The job holder must have a proven track record of analytical decision-making,
with strong commercial acumen. He/she must have proven organisational and
negotiation skills.
• The job holder will often be required to influence the decision making process
of line departments. To do so effectively, the job holder must have be able to
demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at
senior levels.
• Experience of working with major procurement systems i.e. Oracle / SAP.

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