Technical Procurement Technologist
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Johannesburg
5d ago

Technical Procurement Technologist

Midrand, South Africa

Reporting to R&D Manager, the role is to provide support to the business through the validation of new / alternative raw materials for the purpose of innovation, contingency, cost reduction, rationalisation, finished product matching, quality and supply issues.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and support all R&D related CCI & Derisk programmes for South Africa and EMEA
  • Ensure raw material continuation into operations for alternative / new raw materials supporting supply chain and operations
  • Support R&D in managing suppliers and sourcing new raw materials
  • Support R&D with SAP Requests to GDA masterdata
  • Monitor laboratory stock of raw materials for allocated area, keeping stock levels at an appropriate level
  • Manage the base stock used for respective customers, informing the R&D customer teams of requirements.
  • Complete the relevant paperwork required for internal requests, as per the company’s ISO system requirements
  • CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Diploma / B-Tech Degree in Food Technology, Biotechnology or equivalent qualification
  • Previous experience in managing suppliers is required, preferably sourcing raw materials
  • Previous experience within the Food Industry preferred
  • Record of cost savings or improvement initiatives
  • Team Player ability to interact cross-functionally
  • Self-starter ability to initiate without being prompted
  • Self-motivating taking ownership and accountability
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Highly adaptable to change
  • Good communication skills ability to present to internal and external stakeholders
  • Effective time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Project Management Skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • Standard Software Appreciation
  • Experience with SAP as added advantage
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