Category Specialist: Electrical & Mechanical E
Masa Outsourcing (Pty) Ltd
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
2d ago
source : findojobs-za
  • Reference : DBN-CS-1*Opportunity for a Category Specialist Electrical & MechanicalEngineering Services, in the Group Procurement Department to provide support in implementing projects, managingtenders, performing analyses, and preparing presentations related to operating plans and cost reduction strategies.*Duties include : *
  • Generate cost savings through the development and execution of category strategies
  • Manage the procurement category process from compiling the tender / inquiry, issuing tender / inquiry, evaluating / adjudicating tenders received, bid clarification, assistance towards negotiating the contract through to finalizing the contract for the following areas : Electrical ConsumableInstrumentation ConsumablesElectrical engineering servicesInstrumentation Engineering servicesMechanical Engineering Services
  • Assist in the management of ongoing supplier relationships and develop criteria and processes to monitor supplier compliance 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 supplier performance metrics that meet standards and supply objectives
  • Build a strong value-adding relationships with suppliers, end users and internal cross-functional teams
  • Ensure category is procedurally compliant, there is the documentation for audit and SHERQ purposes
  • Drive utilisation of e-Procurement tools
  • Understand and monitor market trends and new innovative solutions to evaluate feasibility in company operations
  • Establish supplier performance management and development (including BEE development) mechanisms and systems.
  • Develop key performance indicators to improvements flowing from implementation *Requirements*
  • 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 advanced analytical 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 flexing style to different situations
  • Proven ability to run effective presentations
  • Innovative, intuitive with ability to anticipate and interpret complex issues impacting on functional area
  • Willingness to travel to suppliers and into all areas of the company operations, both within and outside South Africa. R - 58 - Monthly plus Medical Aid, Pension Fund, Car allowance
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