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  • Posted: Jul 6, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific...
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    Procurement Specialist (Construction and professional services)

    About The Job

    The CSIR has a vacancy for Procurement Specialist in the Supply Chain Management portfolio. The incumbents will establish and maintain procurement activities on a day to day operational and transactional level. The position is in Pretoria.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Source goods and services, review and manage existing supplier relationship;.
    • Document and assess internal stakeholders’ business and sourcing objectives;
    • Collect macro- and micro-level market intelligence and analyze spend data;
    • Determine the total value of identified commodities and report accordingly to management;
    • Source suppliers that meet the CSIR procurement criteria and ensure compliance to the CSIR’s B-BBEE policy and programme;
    • Manage procurement transactional services ensuring reduction in purchase order cycle times and tracking supplier performance against targets;
    • Assess and implement automation of processes to improve service delivery;
    • Expedite orders to monitor quality, on time deliveries, preferential procurement and savings;
    • Ensure effective and timely response to user calls related to orders and deliveries;
    • Ensure the Procurement portfolio’s compliance with CSIR policies, procedures and IT standards focussing on standardisation of processes;
    • Keep abreast with business systems and new developments;
    • Manage procurement activities throughout the purchasing and supply chain;
    • Ensure that purchasing activities are provided in a fair, equitable, transparent, cost effective, efficient, and effective manner.
    • Build strategic, professional, and ethical relationships with internal clients and the CSIR suppliers.
    • Ensure buying activities support the CSIR’s supplier contracts and that the organisation’s strategic interests are considered in such relationships.
    • Create cost savings opportunities from bulk buying, proper contract management, pooling of efforts and economies of scale.
    • Accurate and timeous reporting of relevant management information.

    Qualifications, Skills, And Experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent three-year purchasing qualification with at least five years’ experience in procurement.
    • Good understanding of designated sector procurement.
    • Thorough working experience on construction related tenders.
    • Good understanding of the CIDB Act.
    • Good understanding and experience of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
    • Report writing skills.
    • Supplier evaluation experience and thorough understanding of business processes.
    • Sourcing, buying, negotiation, planning and organising skills.
    • Contract management skills and e-procurement knowledge.
    • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and problem-solving ability.
    • Ability to meet demanding deadlines and good interpersonal skills; and
    • Excellent communication skills and strong customer service focus.

    Closing Date: 13th, July 2022

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    Procurement Specialist (Laboratory equipment and consumables

    About The Job
    The CSIR has a vacancy for Procurement Specialist in the Supply Chain Management portfolio. The incumbents will establish and maintain procurement activities on a day to day operational and transactional level. The position is in Pretoria.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Source goods and services, review and manage existing supplier relationship;.
    • Document and assess internal stakeholders’ business and sourcing objectives;
    • Collect macro- and micro-level market intelligence and analyze spend data;
    • Determine the total value of identified commodities and report accordingly to management;
    • Source suppliers that meet the CSIR procurement criteria and ensure compliance to the CSIR’s B-BBEE policy and programme;
    • Manage procurement transactional services ensuring reduction in purchase order cycle times and tracking supplier performance against targets;
    • Assess and implement automation of processes to improve service delivery;
    • Expedite orders to monitor quality, on time deliveries, preferential procurement and savings;
    • Ensure effective and timely response to user calls related to orders and deliveries;
    • Ensure the Procurement portfolio’s compliance with CSIR policies, procedures and IT standards focussing on standardisation of processes;
    • Keep abreast with business systems and new developments;
    • Manage procurement activities throughout the purchasing and supply chain;
    • Ensure that purchasing activities are provided in a fair, equitable, transparent, cost effective, efficient, and effective manner.
    • Build strategic, professional, and ethical relationships with internal clients and the CSIR suppliers.
    • Ensure buying activities support the CSIR’s supplier contracts and that the organisation’s strategic interests are considered in such relationships.
    • Create cost savings opportunities from bulk buying, proper contract management, pooling of efforts and economies of scale.
    • Accurate and timeous reporting of relevant management information.

    Qualifications, Skills, And Experience

    • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent three-year qualification in supply chain management with at least five years’ experience in a supply chain or procurement management environment;
    • Attention to detail and the ability to meet demanding deadlines;
    • Good understanding of designated sector procurement;
    • Working experience in managing laboratory equipment, consumables, chemicals, and other laboratory supplies tenders.
    • Good understanding of public sector procurement.
    • Good understanding and experience of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO);
    • Problem solving, negotiation and communication skills;
    • E-procurement knowledge, sourcing and buying skills;
    • Thorough understanding of the business processes;
    • Teamwork, flexibility, and adaptability skills;
    • Self-management and assertiveness skills;
    • Financial knowledge and numerical skills;
    • Customer service and quality orientation.

    Closing Date: 12th, July 2022

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    Manager: Area Services

    About The Job
    The CSIR has a vacancy for a Manager: Area Services in the Facilities Management and Security Services (FM&SS) department. The incumbents will lead and manage the provision of Facilities Management (FM) and Security Services (SS) to designated areas. This position is based in Pretoria.

    Key Responsibilities
    Leadership

    • Active member of the Facilities Services team with joint responsibility for developing and implementing the Facilities Services Strategic and Operational plans;
    • Develop, implement and drive the Facility Services plans for the CSIR;
    • Provide regular reporting to the Group Manager FM&SS;
    • Manage and develop staff to ensure high quality personnel who are able to achieve performance objectives in support of the CSIR mission and vision;
    • Conduct performance management contracting and reviews for all staff at the recommended periods, for the purpose of managing & improving both individual performance and service delivery.

    Service Delivery

    • Responsible for planning, co-coordinating and managing all building infrastructure repairs and refurbishments for projects with up to a three-year period;
    • Manage and improve efficiency and effectiveness of FM&SS services delivery;
    • Optimise associated costs of service delivery;
    • Plan, coordinate and drive essential services such as accommodation/space requirements and relocation management; cleaning, hygiene and pest control services; boardroom and reception services; building inspections, maintenance and compliance; building safety, security and emergency systems and security services;
    • Develop, review and implement FM&SS specific procedures and processes;
    • Monitor and ensure the implementation and delivery of procedures and processes related to service portfolio responsibilities – responsible for delivering FM & SS KPIs;
    • Collect and analyse area calls logged for problems diagnosis to identify trends and implement corrective/appropriate action, including medium to long-term informed decision making on future strategy and plans;
    • Facilitate management and resolution of incidents, service complaints and other investigations related to FM&SS (facilities management, business support services, security, etc.);
    • Ensure the maintenance of building assets in accordance with the official investment strategy for each building asset;
    • Ensure the efficient and financially optimal maintenance of buildings;
    • Accountable for driving the Preventative Maintenance Program;
    • Ensure all buildings comply with all regulatory requirements.

    Stakeholder Relationship Management

    • Actively engage in both internal and external stakeholder’s meetings related to FM&SS portfolio services e.g. Area management meetings, to influence and implement action plans, according to CSIR standards and policies;
    • Develop and implement business and operational plan for Facilities Services department in the designated area;
    • Facilitate and drive meetings with stakeholders for providing fit for purpose facilities, infrastructure and associated services;
    • Expert advice to stakeholders on best practice with respect to FM & SS practices and methodologies/ technologies, etc.

    SHEQ Management

    • Ensure compliance with SHEQ regulatory requirements and standards in area of responsibility, including compliance by outsourced contractors/service providers;
    • Implement corrective action where deviations occur for the designated area;
    • Identify risks, implement, and drive mitigation plans for the designated area.

    Management Responsibilities

    • Manage Area Services service delivery teams;
    • Manage, mentor, coach and play an advisory role for staff growth and development;
    • Conduct performance management contracting and reviews for all staff at the recommended periods;
    • Identify and implement training interventions;
    • Recommend and facilitate developmental plans;
    • Dispute resolution;
    • Ensure optimal resource deployment.

    Financial management

    • Calculating and comparing costs for required goods and services to achieve maximum value for money and reduce wastage;
    • Managing and leading change to ensure minimum disruption to core activities.
    • Develop and manage budget for the designated area;
    • Planning and utilisation of space and resources for new buildings, or re-organising current premises for the purpose of optimisation.

    Qualifications, Skills And Experience

    • A three year Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in facilities management or engineering, with at least five years’ management experience in facilities management and business support services, with a sound track record in:
    1. Strategic and operational planning.
    2. People management, including performance management. o Project management.
    3. Financial management.
    • Resource planning and optimisation.
    • Understanding industry standards and regulations. o Customer service orientation.
    • A drivers licence;
    • Knowledge of and competence in the provision of facilities management and security services to a defined area (number of buildings/sites);
    • Organisational and planning skills;
    • Administrative skills;
    • Sound numerical skills;
    • Technical skills within the built environment; o Problem solving’
    • Sound written and verbal communications skills
    • OHSACT
    • Contract management.

    Closing Date: 19th, July 2022

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