This is a great opportunity for a strong Procurement professional to assist in building the Procurement division. Someone with insights into a start-up and putting processes and systems in place and structuring the department.
You will need to put compliance processes in place and be able to lead from the front. Strong Analytical skills, excellent networking, and stakeholder relationship building.
Manage big budgets. Must have managed a team and have experience recruiting, and developing the team in terms of succession planning.
Must have strong internal and external customer insights! The main purpose of this role is to ensure the sales team has sufficient marketing collateral, stock and stationary at all times.
The Procurement Manager reports directly to the Sales Operations Manager. This position is responsible for ensuring that sufficient levels of marketing materials, flyers, sales stock and stationary is always available to the sales team.
They are required to manage the sales events calendar in order to ensure marketing collateral is ordered for each event.
The Procurement Manager liaises extensively with the Regional Supervisors, Info Centers as well as external partners to ensure stock never runs out.
Internal Liaison takes place with the sales team and marketing. External liaison takes place with service providers and partners.
Duties and Responsibilities (include but is not limited to) :
To ensure sufficient sales materials and stock are available to the sales team at all times
Coordinate the ordering of all marketing materials for the sales department
Ensure orders are placed timeously to ensure no regions are without sales marketing material
Ensure sales marketing material is sent and delivered correctly to each region
Order new signage when required
To oversee the sales events calendar to ensure adequate marketing collateral is available for all events
Monitor the sales events calendar
Identify items and quantities that will be required for the events
Place orders and ensure delivery for each event
To liaise extensively with the Marketing department to ensure trade materials for sales teams are available at all times
Act as the key liaison with the Marketing department
Coordinate the design of trade materials and sales collateral
To liaise with the relevant partners to ensure sales marketing material is available
Conduct site visits to identified stores monthly and build beneficial relationships with the managers
To monitor procurement expenditure and create and submit monthly reports
Collect all monthly sales procurement statistics
Identify ways to save on procurement expenditure while not compromising on quality
Report on savings achieved by ordering efficiently
Maintain asset register for sales (i.e. vehicles)
To conduct general people management functions to ensure the effective running of the sales team
Liaise closely with the Sales Development Manager to maximise output of the Sales team. example : recruitment and training of Sales staff
Assist the Sales Development Manager where needed to achieve operational efficiencies within the sales department
Coach and mentor direct reports
Complete performance management activities and reviews with direct reports
Minimum Requirements :
Grade 12 or equivalent (Essential)
2-3 years Procurement Management and Operations experience (Essential)
Knowledge of sales and marketing principles
Knowledge of administration processes
Knowledge of marketing collateral
Knowledge of procurement methodology