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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • RCL FOODS is a leading African food producer in South Africa with a market capitalisation of R13 billion and employing more than 20 000 people in operations across South and Southern Africa. We manufacture a wide range of branded and private label food products which we distribute through our own route-to-market supply chain specialist, Vector Logistics. ...
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    Commodity Procurement Manager

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is seeking to employ a highly motivated individual within the Molatek division to provide commercial insight for Commodity Procurement driving the link between commodity procurement and front-end strategies in order to enhance the Company’s sourcing efficiencies.

    RCL FOODS expects the suitable incumbent to help grow the Company and maximize its profits through building strong relationships with suppliers, negotiating deals, and drafting agreements that ultimately help grow the Company and maximising profit.

    The role will be based in Malelane and report to the Managing Executive of Molatek.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Finance, Supply Chain Management or related field
    • Proven experience as a Sourcing Specialist with a thorough understanding of sourcing methodologies

    Skills and Experience:

    • 1 to 2 years of experience and basic appreciation of commodities procurement would be advantageous
    • Purchasing experience within an FMCG environment will be advantageous
    • Excellent communicator who is persuasive and have great interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrating a deep understanding of the Company’s commodities and knowledge of all key players and suppliers in the industry
    • Highly analytical, detail-oriented, and a critical thinker with strong research skills

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Strategic Support

    • Partner with the business and external service providers to determine business needs and apply professional sourcing and category management methodologies such as vendor rationalization, utilising technology and flexible solutions to enhance user experience and minimize financial impact

    Operational Management

    • Source new items and suppliers based on the specifications provided by the business by researching industry/commodity trends.
    • Produce reports and present information to highlight potential sourcing or saving opportunities.
    • Responsible for managing the raw material store and implementing standard operating procedures to improve stock control measures and the release of orders on a daily basis.

    Market Analysis & Forecasting

    • Evaluate market conditions in order to develop sourcing strategies, maintain/improve quality, and influence cost controls.
    • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities.
    • Effectively communicate the current and future status of products and services markets.

    Information and Data Management

    • Log local and international data onto a commodities procurement information system to enable access to reliable data and reporting for trend analysis and decision making.
    • Drive system changes to ensure the ongoing relevance and accuracy of the information and introduce new systems based on continuous improvement processes.
    • Share relevant data with management and sales teams to enable reliable business decision making

    Technical Expertise

    • Provide ongoing advice and support on best practices to ensure continuous improvement in category contract sourcing and vendor management.
    • Develop specialist knowledge on assigned categories and identify opportunities to deliver best value solutions and make recommendations on preferred strategies to management.

    SAP Enablement

    • Work with the master data team to ensure the SAP master data related to the procurement category is accurate and up to date.
    • Arrange for all new catalogues and suppliers to be promptly loaded on the SAP system.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to RCL FOODS on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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