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Production Executive

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Procurement Executive Salary: Competitive and based on experience Location: Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Keywords: Procurement, Executive, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management, Quality Control, Demand Planning, Inventory Management Our client is seeking a highly skilled Procurement Executive to join their dynamic team in Johannesburg. This role offers an exciting opportunity for a strategic thinker with strong analytical skills, who thrives on collaboration and optimising supply chain processes. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies, managing procurement activities related to production planning, materials acquisition, quality control, and demand forecasting. This is a full-time position that requires travel. * High-level professional role with strategic responsibilities * Opportunity to optimise procurement processes within a dynamic organisation * Full-time position based in Johannesburg with travel requirements

What you'll do:

As a Procurement Executive, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the efficient and effective management of procurement activities. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include strategic sourcing, supplier management, quality control, demand planning, and inventory management. You will lead the Supply Planning team to collaborate with subcontractors to develop production plans aligned with demand forecasts and inventory targets. Furthermore, you will promote supplier diversity by engaging with minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies aligned with business objectives
  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers based on quality, cost, capacity, and reliability
  • Negotiate contracts and establish long-term partnerships with key suppliers
  • Drive cost reduction initiatives across the supply chain
  • Implement best practices in procurement, inventory management, and logistics
  • Monitor market trends and adjust sourcing strategies accordingly
  • Conduct regular performance reviews and address any issues promptly
  • Identify and assess supply chain risks (e.g., geopolitical, natural disasters)
  • Monitor global events that may impact sourcing operations
  • Develop and manage procurement budgets

What you bring:

The ideal Procurement Executive candidate brings a wealth of experience in sourcing, supply chain management or materials management. You have strong negotiation skills with a proven track record of achieving cost savings. Your excellent communication skills enable you to effectively manage stakeholders at all levels. You demonstrate proficiency in procurement software and data analytics tools. A Bachelor's degree in Business or Supply Chain Management is required for this role; however, a Master's degree would be preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field (Master’s preferred)
  • Proven track record working with appliances on either the supplier or manufacturing side
  • Proven experience in sourcing, supply chain, or materials management
  • Strong negotiation skills and a track record of achieving cost savings
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and stakeholder management abilities
  • Proficiency in procurement software and data analytics tools

What sets this company apart:

Our client is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that values diversity and equal opportunity. They believe in promoting from within wherever appropriate, always with due regard to supporting the achievement of their Employment Equity goals. This commitment extends to every aspect of employment, including recruiting, selection, development opportunities, and overall workplace experience.

What's next:

Ready to take your career to the next level? Don't miss this exciting opportunity!

Apply today by clicking on the link. We look forward to receiving your application!

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Mining, Engineering & Operations

Focus: Executive

Industry: Retail

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Location: Sandton

Job Reference: P3JB74-C9B952D2

Date posted: 06 June 2024

Consultant: Sebrina Grobler

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