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  • Posted: Mar 8, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Bosch Holdings is a leading multi-disciplinary consulting, engineering, construction and operations management group, which incorporates a unique offering of skills development and project finance. Through four South African based operating companies and international offices in Africa and South America, we deliver world class, innovative solutions globally....
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    Group Leader Indirect Purchasing

    Job Description
    The purpose of the Group Leader Indirect Purchasing role is to manage and support indirect purchasing activities for South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola, and the UAE, in line with local and central directives.

    Duties can include but are not limited to;

    • Lead and guide the Indirect Purchasing team;
    • Target and/or disciplinary responsibility for assigned associates;
    • Coordination of targets concerning the team with responsible department head;
    • Cost center controlling;
    • First level escalations;
    • Approval of sourcing / contract awarding decisions (value limit according to signature regulation);
    • Provide training to the team;
    • Setup and regular review of material groups and the purchasing strategy;
    • Setup a supplier structure aligned with the product and global strategy for Robert Bosch South Africa;
    • Conduct and support supplier decisions and awarding;
    • Conduct RFQ validation and comparison;
    • Conduct negotiation and contracting according to material group bundling level, reach purchasing ratio target and optimize costs;
    • Conduct and coordinate sourcing activities (new projects, localization, 2nd sourcing...) cooperate with commodity buyers in other African countries;
    • Continuous assessment of supplier performance, contracts, and price negotiations
    • Process purchase orders within SAP;
    • Secure early involvement by the internal business partner (requestor);
    • Support with system improvements and drive KPI's;
    • Ensure the adherence of iBuy processes and strategies;
    • Application of the iBuy purchasing tools and expedite the integration process;
    • Local responsibility for the purchasing results;
    • Develop and implement measures to sustainable close audit findings. 

    Experience Required;

    • At least 5 years’ experience in purchasing in a similar role of which 4 years+ needs to be in a leadership role;
    • Purchasing experience in professional services and machinery equipment;
    • Experience with a multinational organization and the interaction with other departments;
    • Experience in dealing with external suppliers and partners;
    • Driver’s license and own transport;
    • Ability to travel in Africa/Middle East.

    Personal Characteristics;

    • Excellent leadership skills;
    • High degree of self-motivation and accuracy;
    • Well performing under pressure;
    • Flexible and self-confident, results oriented & high willingness to learn;
    • Strong analytical skills;
    • Attention to detail with ability to work and interpret figures;
    • Strong negotiation skills;
    • Strong intercultural communication and interaction skills.


    • University degree in Purchasing / Logistics / Economics or related field.

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    Sales & Customer Service Consultant (TEMP)

    Job Description
    An opportunity exists in the Building Technology division in Bosch for a Sales & Customer Service Consultant. It is important to note this is not a permanent opportunity, but only a 6 months fixed-term contract.

    Duties include but are not limited to;

    • Timely and accurate order and quotation processing in SAP;
    • Providing customers with information related to price and availability, order status, products etc.;
    • Processing customer returns in SAP;
    • Customer claims/feedback management;
    • Managing open orders by extracting and analyzing SAP reports;
    • Monitoring order statuses and keeping customers informed on order execution status on a daily basis;
    • Providing prompt and courteous responses to customer queries;
    • Raising requests for creating and updating customer master data;
    • Internally communicating with other departments to ensure that customers' needs and claims are being supported;
    • Active participation in continuous improvement processes and CIP activities.

    Experience Required ;

    • At least 2 years experience in a similar sales & customer service related role;
    • Computer literate in MS Office packages (particularly Excel and Word);
    • SAP Experience;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
    • Exposure in a financial background would be advantageous.

    Personal Characteristics;

    • Attention to detail and result orientation;
    • Analytical thinking;
    • Ability to solve problems;
    • Team-player;
    • Multitasking ability.


    • Completed Matric 
    • Degree in Logistics or related field 

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