Strategic Sourcing Manager

Strategic Sourcing Manager
About the job:
The CSIR has a vacancy for a Strategic Sourcing Manager in the Strategic Procurement unit. The incumbent will be responsible for defining, developing, implementing and monitoring CSIR’s sourcing strategy and operational plans with special emphasis on strategic sourcing. This position is based in Pretoria.
Key responsibilities:
Participate as part of Procurement management team in the review and development and implementations of Procurement policy & strategy in order to ensure alignment with strategic business requirements and drive procurement plans for the CSIR;
Develop and ensure the implementation of CSIR long-term strategic sourcing strategy and BEE program to facilitate improvements for procurement services and ensure consistent and high-quality value delivery;
Develop procurement policies, procedures, processes and define procurement supporting systems requirements that are aligned to CSIR sourcing strategy and vision and ensure compliance thereof;
Report on organisational procurement performance against set targets and ensure compliance with relevant requirements and Treasury Regulations;
Ensure alignment of sourcing strategies to the organisational initiatives such as enterprise development and knowledge dissemination;
Analyse the market and delivery trends to develop procurement technologies and processes that support those trends and update procurement strategies based on changing market trends;
Build market intelligence capabilities within the procurement team on key markets, suppliers and solutions to support strategy development;
Oversee adherence to the SHEQ programme within Procurement Strategic Sourcing portfolio;
Manage and develop staff to ensure high calibre Procurement personnel who can achieve performance objectives in support of the SPU mission and vision.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
A Bachelor’s degree in purchasing, supply chain management or equivalent qualification with at least eight years’ experience in a procurement and supply chain environment of which five years’ is in a management role with a solid track record in the following:
Procurement best practices including sourcing strategies to support cost reduction programme and different mechanisms for procurement;
Developing BEE Scorecards and an understanding of various sectoral charters especially the preferential procurement component;
People management, including performance management;
Operational planning & implementation;
Resource planning & optimisation;
Project management systems;
Quality management;
Systems delivery;
Communication and engagement with senior executives.
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) certification will be considered;
A postgraduate degree in management such as MBA will be advantageous;
Thorough knowledge of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Black Economic Empowerment Act, and other relevant treasury regulations;
Ability to develop strong working relationships with other departments;
Ability to manage through others;
Project Management, budgeting and financial skills;
Customer service orientation, report writing and presentation skills;
Closing date: 13 May 2022
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The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the employment Equity Act and will through the filling of this vacancy, give preference to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from registered credit bureau and/or South African Police Services (in relation to positions that requires trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances), and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualification and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.