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  • Posted: Nov 2, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 15, 2020
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    AVI LIMITED is home to many of South Africa’s leading and best-loved brands. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Food Products sector, and centred on the FMCG market, AVI’s extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands. Our single-minded purpose is our brands growth and development. Our brands span a range of categories i...
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    Group Procurement Manager

    Closing Date: 2020/11/02
    Reference Number: AVI201020-3

    Company Profile    

    • A love for the sea and passion for fishing are the driving forces behind I&J, a leading fishing company and manufacturer of high quality chilled and frozen foods. Almost 110 years old, I&J is the trusted name in seafood, operating a modern and efficient trawler fleet, and continually investing in the training and development of experienced fishing crews, committed to fishing responsibly, with a long-term vision. I&J has achieved and maintained accreditation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) since 2004.
    • I&J is a globally respected supplier of high quality, chilled and frozen Cape Hake and a leading producer of farmed Cape Abalone. It is also one of AVI’s great South African brands. I&J is proudly South African and invests in, and empowers, the communities in which it operates.

    Duties and Responsibilities    

    • Analyses the spend portfolio within the Indirect spend category, MRO, Services, Energy and identifies, scopes, validates and then executes projects that will result in measurable value to the organisation, based on magnitude of spend, strategic importance and opportunities for value delivery
    • Leads the development and implementation of sourcing strategies and projects for commodities in the Indirects category, MRO, Services, Energy through liaison and collaboration with BU’s and the formation of cross-functional sourcing teams (CFST)
    • Provides leadership to CFST’s in the deployment of strategic procurement levers and techniques on assigned commodities and projects within the Indirects category, MRO, Services, Energy
    • Is responsible for delivering and tracking quantifiable financial benefits and ensuring they are delivered onto the bottom-line
    • Exhibits subject matter expertise regarding Indirects, MRO, Services, Energy trends so as to advise internal users on current and future market opportunities, and to implement proactive strategies to take advantage of such opportunities
    • Acts as the central point of contact between Procurement and BU’s for all communications related to the Indirects category, MRO, Services, Energy. This includes the communication of standard processes, best practices, and progress reporting and issue resolution
    • Fosters and manages key supplier relationships to create short- and long-term value for the I&J BU’s. Leads all efforts in educating the appropriate suppliers and internal stakeholders in the principles of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
    • Analyses, supports and actively participates in the development and implementation of SRM and B-BBEE development programmes. These will include specific, individualised programmes for strategic Suppliers and generic programmes for non-strategic Suppliers
    • Prepares for and leads key supplier negotiations, drafts contracts and SLAs (Service Level Agreements) and ensures Group Legal approval prior to implementation


    • Thinking Conceptually
    • Developing Strategies
    • Influencing Others
    • Setting Directions
    • Embracing Change
    • Planning & Organising
    • Taking Initiative
    • Seizing Business Opportunities

    Experience Required    

    • Minimum 7 years Procurement Management experience, of which some must have been in a consulting or influencing role
    • Experience and industry knowledge in Indirects, MRO, Services, Energy, and related, products and services is essential
    • Prior exposure to category/commodity management, procurement or an engineering or production environment is highly desirable, as is demonstrated success in managing a multi-disciplinary team in a project-type environment. The ability to craft long-term internal and external business relationships, cause and manage change and provide strategic leadership is essential

    Minimum Qualifications Required    

    • A Degree or Diploma in Procurement, Business, Finance or Engineering
    • A Postgraduate Business Management Qualification is preferred
    • MBA will be advantageous

    Additional Requirements    

    • Contract management
    • Managing the supply base
    • Product & services cost analysis
    • Production & operations principles
    • Procurement management
    • Procurement planning
    • Commodity management
    • Legal knowledge
    • Computer skills
    • Project management
    • Understanding the supplier market

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to AVI Limited on to apply

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