Category Specialist

Category Specialist
Company:

Tech-Pro


Category Specialist

Details of the offer

Key Performance Areas •Generate cost savings through the development and execution of category strategies
•Manage the procurement category process from compiling the tender/ enquiry, issuing tender/enquiry,evaluating/adjudicating tenders received, bid clarification, assistance towards negotiating the contract through tofinalizing the contract
•Assist in management of on-going supplier relationship and develop criteria and processes to monitor suppliercompliance and performance
•Support internal customer projects for sourcing and purchasing needs
•Support and drive mill and cross-functional efforts to achieve standardization, substitute or eliminate components;adapt new supplier technologies; and reduce purchased costs
•Negotiate contracts and approve prices, delivery and payment terms, quality requirements and establish supplierperformance metrics that meet standards and supply objectives
•Build strong value-adding relationship with suppliers, end users and internal cross functional teams
•Ensure category is procedurally compliant , there is documentation for audit and SHERQ purposes
•Drive utilisation of e-Procurement tools
•Understand and monitor market trends and new innovation solutions to evaluate feasibility in company operations
•Establishes supplier performance management and development (including BEE development) mechanisms andsystems.
•Develops key performance indicators to track improvements flowing from implementation.

Specifications

•Relevant 3 year degree or equivalent (Procurement, B Com, Engineering, BSc or similar)
•Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Procurement / Category / Supply chain
•Proven ability to effectively manage & negotiate contracts
•Highly developed interpersonal and relationship building skills
•Strong negotiation, commercial acumen and understanding of the business to enable the support of business strategies and goals with pragmatic and innovative solutions.
•Excellent analytical capabilities to extract insights from gathered data
•Highly confident with the use of databases, Excel and Project Management Tools; some knowledge of advancedanalytical tools and Continuous Improvement process
•Ability to effectively plan work and manage time efficiently in accomplishing role responsibilities
•Flexibility to adapt to developing situations
•Self-starter & finisher; ability to take initiative and drive change
•Strong and effective communication and influencing styles, able to achieve win-win solutions and capable of flexingstyle to different situations
•Proven ability to run effective presentations
•Innovative, intuitive with ability to anticipate and interpret complex issues impacting on functional area

Requirements

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