Sourcing Specialist (IT)

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Job ID:

1793

Category:

Information Technology, Purchasing-Procurement, Supply Chain
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Job Views:

1278

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

09.10.2018
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Occupations:

Logistics-Transportation: Purchasing

Job Description:

RCL FOODS is searching for a Sourcing Specialist with a strong Commercial background to join our Group Services Division. This position will be based at our National Office in Westville, Durban and report to the Sourcing Manager.

The purpose of this role is to support the Sourcing Manager to strategically source, negotiate, manage and evaluate Group contracts within a specific category, as well as to facilitate increased contract coverage and spend across the Group within the Information Technology field.
 

Duties & Responsibilities :

Strategic Support

  • Working with the Sourcing Manager to develop category strategy, sourcing exercises and general spend analysis.
  • Partner with the Business and external service providers to determine business needs and apply professional sourcing and category management methodologies such as vendor rationalisation, utilising technology and flexible solutions to enhance user experience and minimise financial impact.
  • Develop short, mid and long term strategies for the various sub-categories ensuring delivery at the most competitive cost.

Operational Management

  • Source new items and suppliers based on the specifications provided by the Business by researching industry/commodity trends.
  • Supplier market interaction and obtaining samples for testing.
  • Produce reports and present information to relevant Functions to highlight potential sourcing or saving opportunities and update the Sourcing Manager on actions where applicable.

Market Analysis and Forecasting

  • Evaluate market conditions in order to develop sourcing strategies, maintain/improve quality and influence cost controls.
  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities.
  • Effectively communicate with internal cross functional teams on the current and future status of products and services markets.

Supplier Management

  • Evaluate and ensure potential suppliers are capable of meeting the specified requirements.
  • Negotiate the lowest possible cost for the products and/or services balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs.
  • Negotiate commercial terms & conditions
  • Compile SLA’s
  • Monitor Supplier performance against SLA’s.
  • Maintain positive Supplier relationships.

 Technical Expertise

  • Provide ongoing advice and support on best practice to ensure continuous improvement in category contract sourcing and vendor management.
  • Develop specialist knowledge on assigned category and identify opportunities to deliver best value solutions and make recommendations on preferred strategies to the Sourcing Manager.
  • SAP Enablement
  • Work with the master data team to ensure the SAP master data related to the procurement category is accurate and up to date.
  • Arrange for all new catalogues and suppliers to be promptly loaded on the SAP system.

Job Requirements:

Requirements:
  • Degree in commerce/finance, supply chain management or an Information Technology qualification
  • 3-5 years’ experience within a sourcing and commercial management environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of economic indicators, cost drivers and cost analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Confidence to interact and work in cross functional teams
  • Valid Code EB drivers' license
Company Info
RCL Foods
South Africa

Phone:
Web Site: http://rclfoods.com
Company Profile

Company Info


RCL Foods
South Africa
Phone:
Web Site: http://rclfoods.com

Sourcing Specialist (IT)

col-narrow-left 

Job ID:

1793

Category:

Information Technology, Purchasing-Procurement, Supply Chain
col-narrow-right 

Job Views:

1278

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

09.10.2018
col-wide 

Occupations:

Logistics-Transportation: Purchasing

Job Description:

RCL FOODS is searching for a Sourcing Specialist with a strong Commercial background to join our Group Services Division. This position will be based at our National Office in Westville, Durban and report to the Sourcing Manager.

The purpose of this role is to support the Sourcing Manager to strategically source, negotiate, manage and evaluate Group contracts within a specific category, as well as to facilitate increased contract coverage and spend across the Group within the Information Technology field.
 

Duties & Responsibilities :

Strategic Support

  • Working with the Sourcing Manager to develop category strategy, sourcing exercises and general spend analysis.
  • Partner with the Business and external service providers to determine business needs and apply professional sourcing and category management methodologies such as vendor rationalisation, utilising technology and flexible solutions to enhance user experience and minimise financial impact.
  • Develop short, mid and long term strategies for the various sub-categories ensuring delivery at the most competitive cost.

Operational Management

  • Source new items and suppliers based on the specifications provided by the Business by researching industry/commodity trends.
  • Supplier market interaction and obtaining samples for testing.
  • Produce reports and present information to relevant Functions to highlight potential sourcing or saving opportunities and update the Sourcing Manager on actions where applicable.

Market Analysis and Forecasting

  • Evaluate market conditions in order to develop sourcing strategies, maintain/improve quality and influence cost controls.
  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities.
  • Effectively communicate with internal cross functional teams on the current and future status of products and services markets.

Supplier Management

  • Evaluate and ensure potential suppliers are capable of meeting the specified requirements.
  • Negotiate the lowest possible cost for the products and/or services balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs.
  • Negotiate commercial terms & conditions
  • Compile SLA’s
  • Monitor Supplier performance against SLA’s.
  • Maintain positive Supplier relationships.

 Technical Expertise

  • Provide ongoing advice and support on best practice to ensure continuous improvement in category contract sourcing and vendor management.
  • Develop specialist knowledge on assigned category and identify opportunities to deliver best value solutions and make recommendations on preferred strategies to the Sourcing Manager.
  • SAP Enablement
  • Work with the master data team to ensure the SAP master data related to the procurement category is accurate and up to date.
  • Arrange for all new catalogues and suppliers to be promptly loaded on the SAP system.

Job Requirements:

Requirements:
  • Degree in commerce/finance, supply chain management or an Information Technology qualification
  • 3-5 years’ experience within a sourcing and commercial management environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of economic indicators, cost drivers and cost analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Confidence to interact and work in cross functional teams
  • Valid Code EB drivers' license
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