Executive Placements

Head: Supply Chain Management

Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Company: Executive Placements

Category: Management Occupations

Published on 2021-07-19T12:33:04.000000Z


Develop and drive the implementation of the Procurement Strategy.

Provide specialist advice, and guidance on procurement

Procedures and policies.

Monitor the implementation of the Procurement Strategy to ensure optimal adherence and compliance.

Provide strategic direction to Senior Management Team in the implementation of divisional strategy and goals.

Develop and review Procurement Operating Model in line with broader organisational business objectives.

Provide feedback and monitor successful cascading of strategy, Exco and Board directives within the business units


Monitor the management of suppliers for efficiency to sustain value for the duration of their contracts

Negotiates contracts, pricing discounts, and agreements with vendors with an emphasis on maximizing value for organisational funds.

Analyses complex requests for proposals and prepares recommendations that are legal, ethical and demonstrates value for the organisation.

Manages complex bid processes including vendors to be solicited, requests for proposals, evaluation of returned proposals, selection of vendors, and award of contracts.

Develop processes and systems for effective and efficient management of procurement services across the organisation.

Identification and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities

Manage broader transformation of the procurement value chain. 


Oversee divisional operational expenditure against approved budget and introduce corrective measures to ensure financial discipline and accountability.

Set guidelines on optimal fund distribution/ allocation in accordance with the organisational budget constraints and strategic/ operational requirements.

Provides guidance on financial efficiencies such as cost/price, cost/volume profit concepts

Ensure all goods and services purchased comply with the company''s policies and frameworks.


Develop and review internal control measures to ensure good governance.

Oversee the management of procurement risks to protect organisational integrity, create value, prevent financial loss and ensure compliance with applicable policies and legislations.

Monitor compliance in line with OHS Act

Review and implement Risk Management Plan in line with organizational Risk Framework Convene and chair Risk Management Committee meetings to ensure compliance in line with the framework.

Monitor execution of internal risk audits per checklist to identify and address gaps.


Monitor the effective implementation of Performance Management System in accordance with organizational strategy

Personal Development Plans (PDP) for all staff members.

Evaluate Resource- and Workforce plans to ensure that departments are well equipped to meet customer and business needs

Ensure that there is a culture of learning and development in the Division to have skilled workforce.

Communicate with all members of staff and Instil culture of communication within the division.


Build and maintain relationship with relevant External stakeholders and service providers

Build and ensure effective communication with all stakeholders across the organisation

Intervene and resolve disputes with regard to quality, quantity, delivery date on high level as and when required


Relevant Business qualification / Post Graduate qualification recommended

8 years procurement experience of which 4 years should be on General Manager Level.

Financial management and reporting

Business planning and acumen

PFMA and relevant national treasury regulations

Strategic management

Management information systems

Project management

Understanding of applicable legislative frameworks and regulations


Principles and practice of effective procurement and financial awareness

Tender process administration and guidelines

Developing tender/contracts and request for proposal documents

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