Head of Procurement/Supply Chain (Ref: AEHPSC)

Position in the Engineering sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Monday 23 May 2022
Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Head of Procurement who will report directly into the MD. The successful incumbent will be responsible for local and strategic procurement


Main job function

Developing procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective

Sourcing and engaging reliable suppliers and vendors

Sourcing raw materials

Negotiating with suppliers and vendors to secure advantageous terms

Reviewing existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure on-going feasibility

Building and maintaining long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers

Approving purchase orders and organizing and confirming delivery of goods and services

Performing risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements

Controlling the procurement budget and promoting a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

Preparing procurement reports


Relevant Tertiary Qualification from a recognized Institution     


10 Years + experience required in Manufacturing/FMCG Industry

Proven experience managing supply chain operations

Knowledge of Procurement models

Experience using supply chain management software and tools

In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Management and leadership skills

Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks

Highly organized and detail-oriented

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Ada Evans