Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Ascendis Management Services (Pty) Ltd
IntroductionJOB PURPOSE:To ensure that Marltons obtains quality products at competitive prices in a timely fashion. Play an integral role in ensuring that Marltons sticks to budgets and operates profitably. Strategizing to ensure Marltons remains price competitive and has alternate supplier options to existing suppliers. Ensure procurement team is effectively managed and trained. Ensuring the regional distribution of stock is in line with regional demand. Keep senior management informed of any opportunities or risks that could benefit or compromise the business. SpecificationRESPONSIBILITIES:Develop and implement strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levelsNegotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous pricing and termsApprove the ordering of necessary goods and servicesFinalize purchase details of orders and deliveriesPerform risk management for supply contracts and agreements Examine and review existing contractsIdentify and research potential new suppliersTrack and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectivenessCollaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of MarltonsForesee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clientsExpect unfavorable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategiesControl spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costsLiaise with key company employees to determine their product and service needsMonitor business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery timesResearch new products and services to meet company’s goalsAssess total costs of company purchasesRequirementsREQUIREMENTSDegree/Diploma in Supply Chain Management or related fieldAt least 5years’ proven working experience as a Procurement ManagerKnowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a skill in “reading” the marketTalent in negotiations and networkingA clear understanding of supply and demand managementA good understanding of the import processGood knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern the pet care industry in South Africa and neighbouring countriesGood knowledge of the Petcare industry in South AfricaAptitude in decision-making and working with numbersExperience in collecting and analyzing dataStrong leadership capabilities•Excellent negotiating skills