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  • Posted: Jun 18, 2024
    Deadline: Not specified
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    As an African oil company with a history dating back to 1897, we’ve spent every decade since then enriching the lives of the continent’s people. We’ve done this by identifying opportunities, finding innovative solutions, and providing energy that fuels Africa’s growth. It’s why we now hold presence in 17 countries in sub-Saha...
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    Category Manager: Own fleet - Cape Town

    Purpose of the Job

    • To lead a cross-functional team to achieve lowest total cost ownership (TCO), while improving service and quality for the purchased commodities and to add value to the bottom line, through assessing, managing and reducing the commodity spend.

    Who You Are:

    • You are resourceful
    • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
    • You are value-focused
    • You are customer focused
    • You build partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

    What you'll have done before:


    • NQF Level 7 (Degree in Supply Chain/ Transport Economics or related)
    • 8 years Procurement experience including developing/executing sourcing strategy, including appropriate Vendor Selection or Vendor Performance Management experience
    • Procurement Category Management experience


    • Degree in Engineering
    • Certification equivalent to CIPS
    • Experience in national company
    • Commercial analysis/negotiation experience

    Exciting challenges you might face in the role:

    Strategic Sourcing and Procurement:

    • Developing and Executing Strategies: Creating and implementing cost-effective sourcing strategies.
    • Vendor Management: Selecting and managing vendors to ensure high performance and compliance.

    Complex Negotiations:

    • Commercial Analysis: Conducting market analyses to drive favorable negotiations and manage contracts.

    Cross-functional Collaboration:

    • Interdepartmental Coordination: Working with various teams to align procurement strategies with organizational needs.

    Market and Industry Analysis:

    • Staying Informed: Keeping up with market trends and industry developments to maintain a competitive edge.

    Process Optimization:

    • Improving Efficiency: Identifying areas for improvement in procurement processes and implementing best practices.

    Risk Management:

    • Supply Chain Risks: Identifying and mitigating potential risks to ensure supply chain resilience.

    What you'll be doing:

    Category Management 

    • Manage the assigned sub-category by building and executing strategic sourcing plans and category management plan supported by in-depth analysis of purchasing demand, supplier, market, price/cost structures, generate suppliers bid list and assessment criteria, execute the bidding process, drive the negotiation strategy and prepare & operationalize the contract to ensure delivery of business objectives.

    Supplier Relationship Management

    • Develop and ensure sustainable and effective supplier relationship management through reliable supply base and build partnerships with strategic suppliers, lead pre-qualification of potential suppliers, develop clear strategy to optimize allocation of spend across suppliers, review supplier performance  and assess supplier risks, develop supplier segmentation by category, interface with senior suppliers executives to set supplier management targets, manage end-to-end contract management life cycle and develop mitigation plans to ensure delivery and performance of suppliers as per agreed SLA's.

    Procurement Savings

    • Deliver on sub-category savings and goals in alignment with sub-categories savings targets and operational goals with Category Head in order to drive execution of initiatives to achieve targets and goals.

    Procure to Pay Process Management

    • Monitor and drive smooth execution of transaction process by providing visibility to business, managing and escalating transactional risks to ensure delivery of business objectives.

    Business Interfacing and Support

    • Drive interactions with business to understand requirements and align on demand planning and forecasts using relevant division's business plans to develop effective procurement strategy and ensure alignment with the team.

    Method of Application

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