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  • Posted: Jun 2, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Extensive Automotive Manufacturing experience with at least 5 to 8 years in the Procurement field and a relevant degree or diploma is essential for this top position. The duties will include the procurement of all production materials, components, merchandise, capital goods and services, including contract design.
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    Procurement Manager


    • Must have 5-8 years Professional and Management Experience with a Focus on the Automotive Procurement Industry
    • Knowledge of  Procurement in the Manufacturing Automotive Industry and Supply Chain Management
    • Technical (specialist) degree Purchasing / Procurement Management, or Equivalent / Bachelor / Master with good technical understanding
    • Managing People and Systems.
    • Able to Plan and Action

    Background knowledge:

    • Knowledge of relevant Automotive Industry Customer Specifics e.g. Processes, Procedures, Policies, Guidelines and Legislation
    • Understanding of the Stainless/ Mild Steel business
    • Knowledge of Manufacturing Processes and Controls
    • Proven Record of Achieving Corporate Objectives
    • Possess Strong planning, Problem-Solving and Analytical Skills and a Numerate Approach to Management.

    Behavioural skills:

    • Must be Results Driven
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong Leadership Skills
    • Integrity on Information
    • Safety consciousness
    • Professionalism
    • Must be able to perform in a highly pressurised environment

    Leadership Skills:

    • Strong communication skills
    • Entrepreneurial mind-set
    • Ability to Build Effective Relationships and Deliver on Expectations
    • Coaching, Training and Mentoring
    • Self-Regulated
    • High Level of Emotional Intelligence


    • Data Presentation Skills
    • Negotiating in English (verbally and in writing)
    • Motivating Hands on Service Provider Mentality, Inspiring and Confident
    • Experience in Negotiation Techniques, Procurement Strategies, Methods and Problem Solving
    • International Framework Contract Security, Pragmatism
    • Ability to work Interdisciplinary
    • Project Management Skills
    • Relationship Building and Team leadership skills
    • Performance Reporting Knowledge (Balanced Scorecard/ Dashboards)
    • Leadership qualities
    • Business orientated
    • Facilitation/ Training skills
    • Computer skills (MS Office)
    • Systems Implementation
    • Key Performance Areas: (summary of functional outputs)
    • Drive Cost Saving Initiatives – Budgeting
    • Reduce Risk and Ensure Supply Security
    • Manage Supplier Relationships
    • Manage Supplier Performance – Quality, Cost and Delivery
    • Leverage Technology and Supplier Agreements
    • Drive Accountability and Development of Internal Team Members
    • Key customers 
    • OEM Customers & Aftermarket Customers.
    • Suppliers/ Service Providers
    • Internal Team
    • Users of the Management System
    • Functional outputs/ activities 
    • Purchasing responsibility for all production materials, components, merchandise, capital goods and services, including contract design
    • Development and Establishment of Modern Purchasing Processes and Strategies
    • Expansion of Global Sourcing and Supplier Development incl. Consolidation
    • Structure Purchasing Department and System
    • Participation in Value Analysis and make-or-buy decisions
    • Initiation of Cost Saving Projects
    • Interface with Management for Sales, Production and Development
    • Leadership and Further Development of Project and Strategic buyers
    • Data Preparation, KPIs, Annual Planning, Reporting Directly to the Plant Manager.
    • Apply Strategic Leverage in the Supplier Base with Strong Service Level Agreements for Quality and Supply of Product
    • Continuous Improvement Related to Sub Supplier Performance Quality, On Time Delivery, Costing and
    • Ensure Adherence to System Requirements and Customer Specifics. AITF, MSA and MMOG
    • Ensure Adherence to Company Policies and Procedures, HS&E and Environmental Requirements.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Ann Swann Personnel Services on to apply

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

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