Category Manager
Anglo American Brasil
10d ago

Unidad de Negocio / Função Grupo : Grupo De Beers

Tipo de Vaga : Permanente integral

Disciplina : De Beers Consolidated Mines


To manage the supply of strategic Mining Commodities as well as site related services to the De Beers Group of Companies (GoC) in order to ensure maximum benefit and value add, in line with the organisation’s strategic needs.

Lead the definition, implementation and continuous improvement of mining category strategies with specific emphasis on combining capital, spare parts, repairs, maintenance and services so as to allow a beneficial agreement i.

r.o. cost and risk for use by the companies.

The successful incumbent will be responsible for identifying and realizing opportunities to reduce commodity costs in a sustainable manner while achieving company objectives (i.

e : local spend and HDSA spend). The candidate will also be responsible for creating and maintaining strategic contracts for the Group.

Accountable for the development of relationships with the category suppliers and management of specific Total Cost of Ownership benefits to ensure continuity of supply risks are minimized and business requirements are satisfied across the Group of Companies reducing both cost and risk.


  • Lead the development, improvement and roll out of category strategies with the requisite input and buy in from the key stakeholders internally and relevant functional leadership based on strategic sourcing strategies principles : Management of contracts in line with procurement governance procedures;
  • Price escalation controls, contracts registers and performance management are in place to ensure effective contract administration practices;
  • Category strategies, value delivery plans and initiatives pipeline in place to drive value delivery across the Group of Companies.

  • Integrate Business Unit contracts into global group framework agreements through liaisons with the group category managers.
  • Ensuring the effectiveness of Business Unit and Group contracts by : Integrating client and technical requirements with business objectives;
  • Benchmarking both pricing and commodity performance of strategic commodities against industry peers;Increasing group-wide contract expenditure;
  • Reviewing supplier performance and contractual compliance regularly;Managing strategic supplier relationships.

  • Oversee, facilitate and implement category strategies and manage the interface and relationships between internal stakeholders and external suppliers : Category segmented spend is available to the stakeholders and the various strategies and strategic sourcing needs are communicated.
  • Drive and support a consistent approach to the advancement of local procurement and black economic empowerment focus : Supplier relationship management and supplier sourcing strategies are managed to ensure on time and in full receiving of required products and services;
  • Category strategies address strategic sourcing initiative focus and spend conversion value reflects progression;Black economic spend and local procurement is actively managed and increased;
  • New alternative suppliers are established, being evaluated and invited to take part in commercial bidding activities.

  • Lead and contribute towards the development of TCO models for key categories jointly with the Asset Optimization team.
  • Negotiate and manage high value and production critical strategic commodity and service contracts - including amendments, price adjustments and general contract administration.
  • Manage and mitigate the supply chain risk associated with suppliers in the category.
  • Perform supplier and product research according to business objectives to ensure value-add.
  • Drive and support a consistent approach to develop and maintain key supplier relationships and ensure sustainable supply and delivery of the right goods and services, at the right time, right place and at the best commercial terms for the Group of Companies : Stakeholder maps, engagement forums and value delivery plans are defined to enable the rollout of category strategies and value delivery;
  • Review and manage vendor performance and contractual compliance to identify deviations and initiate appropriate corrective action timeously.

  • Ensure that commodities are sourced in accordance with technical, commercial and sustainability specifications.
  • Initiate and participate in projects and initiatives as necessary.
  • Review and manage the organisation policies, procedures and standards.

  • Bachelor degree level, preferably in business and / or engineering disciplines.
  • 5 7 years’ experience in a mining or commercial environment in large operations / companies.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivered projects.
  • Advanced university qualifications, preferably in business administration, commerce, or other relevant discipline (such as MCIPs) will be an advantage.
  • Successful completion of the Company’s screening protocols (eg security clearance, qualification verifications).

    Knowledge specific to the role :

  • Must demonstrate an understanding of strategic sourcing techniques and total cost of ownership analysis or demonstrate aptitude for full training in this discipline.
  • Technical knowledge related to the area of responsibility - Mining Category
  • Background and understanding of legal and contractual terms and conditions.
  • Skills required for role :

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Networking skills
  • Business acumen
  • Change management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Technical skills related to area of responsibility (mining category area).
  • Technical Competencies :

  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Procurement Policy & Process
  • Industry and Market Research
  • Supplier Negotiation
  • Category Knowledge
  • Spend Analytics
  • Contracts Management, Creation and Approval
  • Supplier Governance
  • Managing Complex Cross Functional Business Relationships
  • Sourcing Strategy Formulation & Value Creation

  • For internal candidates, please inform your immediate line manager of your intention to apply.
  • Consideration will be given to the Company’s Employment Equity Policy
  • External search : Yes / No
  • Secondment terms : Yes / No
  • Closing Date : 18 July 2018
  • Application Process :

    For your application to be considered please note the following :

  • Please indicate the job reference number and job title in the subject line of your email when applying for the role. Failing to do so your application will not be considered.
  • Please email your updated cv with copies of all relevant qualifications and / or licenses to :
  • Your Application form, CV and supporting documents must be in one attachment not be larger than 15MB
  • If you do not receive feedback on your application within 6 weeks of closing date of the role, you should consider your application as unsuccessful.
  • Communication will be with shortlisted candidates only.

    Anunciado : 09 Jul 2018 South Africa Standard Time

    Candidaturas encerradas : 18 Jul 2018 23 : 55 South Africa Standard Time

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