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  • Posted: Nov 10, 2020
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    Aspen has a proud heritage dating back more than 160 years and is committed to sustaining life and promoting healthcare through increasing access to its high quality affordable medicines and products. Aspen has a market capitalisation of approximately US$10 billion, is the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the JSE Limited (share code: APN) and ranks a...
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    Procurement and Sourcing Supervisor (Four Months Contract)

    Main Purpose of the Role              

    The main function of the position is to effectively and proactively manage cost and supply of related commodities to ensure best value purchasing. Day to day management of the procurement team as well as full responsibility for the BBBEE procurement aspects.                        

    Key Responsibilities:                      

    (The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)                    

    • Source suppliers of services and products manufactured both locally and internationally.
    • New supplier evaluation, accreditation and selection
    • Management and lead the on-going enhancement and efficient operation of the Searchlight procurement application/system
    • Ensure the effective utilization of Searchlight
    • Manage a team of procurement administrators and stores personnel             
    • Manage and negotiate contracts and prices
    • Prepare supplier contracts/service level agreements
    • Prepare, hold and adjudicate tenders
    • Supplier relationship management and optimization of service level agreements Maintaining of supplier database (including BBBEE and statutory compliance)
    • Ensuring the compliance to the Procurement Policy
    • Site inspections and quality control
    • Negotiate and dissemination of suppliers’ price increases/decreases             
    • Manage purchase order process
    • Manage the CAPEX process
    • Conduct periodic spend analysis
    • Monitor outstanding purchase orders
    • Resolve queries on pricing and purchase orders
    • Provide commodity cost estimates to business units for forecasts and financial year budgets purposes
    • Perform continuous improvements initiatives
    • Develop and implement commodity strategy                         
    • Conduct Strategic Sourcing
    • Knowledge of Total Cost of Ownership
    • Identify and implement best practices
    • Setup and achieve cost savings targets
    • Divisional spend, savings and lost saving reporting
    • Conduct regular commodities price benchmarking
    • Review and drafting of standard operating procedures
    • Assist with the execution of corrective actions on shortcomings identified by internal risk audits.
    • Manage Master Data Vendor
    • Manage Divisional assistant that is responsible for updating the Vendor Master Data
    • Meeting with Stakeholders including business and external specifically around BBBEE Responsible for completeness of credit application forms and submission
    • Supplier performance evaluations (weighted scorecard measurements)        

    On-Boarding of New Suppliers           

    • Facilitate the drafting of the CDA or any engagement/supplier agreements.
    • Liaise with Legal Department regarding the readiness of SLA, CDA and other supplier agreements.
    • Monthly reporting of added suppliers by commodity.
    • Adhoc Projects

    Maintenance of Master Data                      

    • Monthly review of supplier documentation for validity including B-BBEE certificate, SARS Tax Clearance Certificates, CIPC Abridged Certificates, COIDS, Public Liability Insurance and other. All these documents should be uploaded and if there are missing documents, they must be obtained.
    • Email received B-BBEE certification to Port Elizabeth administrator for rating update in the B-BBEE module.
    • Respond to Aspen Contract Library (ACL) contract alerts
    • Use ACL Library to view CDA, SLA and agreement as part of the pre-checks when onboarding a supplier.
    • Check and verify the Master Data Audit Report and Bank Audit Report daily with supporting documentation
    • Tracking of expiry of supplier BBBEE certificates and ensuring all certificates are timeously received


    • Bi-weekly BBBEE updates and reporting to Holdings
    • Timeous quarterly reporting to key stakeholders


    Skills and Competencies

    (The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform this role effectively)

    • Planning Skills
    • Influencing
    • Problem Solving
    • People Management
    • Analytical
    • Planning Skills
    • Negotiation 
    • Customer/Service Orientated Communication
    • Attention to Detail
    • Accountability
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Interpersonal
    • System Thinking
    • Result Driven
    • Multi-Tasking

    Education and Experience

    • Matric/ Grade 12
    • Diploma in Procurement and Purchasing Management
    • Experience in procurement and B-BBEE
    • 3 - 4years purchasing experience and supervisory experience
    • Pharmaceutical experience would be advantageous
    • Prior knowledge in Procurement Administration

    Aspen is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and suitably qualified job applicants are invited to submit their CV online on or before the 27 October 2020. Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups through a fair recruitment and selection process in accordance with laws governing employment equity, where such laws are applicable to the Aspen entity that will employ the successful candidate. If you have not heard from the HR department within 30 days of this advert closing, please consider your application unsuccessful.

    Internal Applications must be completed using an Aspen mailing address after applicants have had informed their direct line managers of their application

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Aspen Pharma Group on to apply

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