Our client, a renowned leader in the Global Supply Chain industry is seeking to URGENTLY appoint a dynamic Procurement & Supply Chain Manager to be based in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. PLEASE NOTE : A Market-related CTC Compensation package is on offer. A competitive benefits package forms part of the CTC Compensation Package. MAIN PURPOSE FOR THE ROLE : To drive the Procurement activity in Durban according to our clients Procurement standards and Policies and ensuring Segregation of Duties is strictly complied with for all purchases within the site. To collaborate with a diverse group of passionate Procurement Professionals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve personal well-being and enhance a healthy stress-free lifestyle. To directly impact the way our client procures indirect goods & services and logistics and how they proceed with supply chain management. KEY COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS : At minimum a bachelors degree in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or any other technical discipline. At least 5 or more years'''''''''''''''' experience in procurement or procurement related functions. Working Knowledge of ERP systems and solidly grounded experience and proficiency in working in SAP and Ariba will be distinct advantages. Solid knowledge of sourcing/purchasing methods is an asset. Sound communication and negotiation skills are required at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders. A Strong Sense of ethics. Capacity to report any possible deviation regarding Procurement Standards & Policies immediately. Ability to influence and convince with reliable information. Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Manage End-to-End Supply Chain process. Manage assigned RM, commodities and/or services. Maintain and monitor Procurement KPIs. Monitor Internal Audit KPIs and take necessary actions to reach goals and potential gaps closures. Lead high performance Teams and work with Global and Local Customers. Lead capex project procurement related activities. Identify, qualify, monitor, and improve suppliers performance while analysing the market regularly. Use RFQ (request for quote)/ RFP (request for proposals) to identify best supply source. Report costs evolution of equipments and services to support facilities cost structure management in the manufacturing space. Network with all site departments seeking ways to best meet their purchasing needs. Negotiate supply agreements and contracts. Manage the "procure through payment" process for maximum efficiency (accurate POs, receiving, payment, GR/IR for assigned areas). Manage Inventory and ERP and develop and Implement inventory control strategies to optimize stock levels while minimizing costs. Identify and implement opportunities for cost savings (reductions, rebates, payment terms) process improvement, etc. and gain efficiency. Identify and implement innovative solutions to mitigate problems and streamline processes. Evaluate and select vendors, ensure PO fulfilment management, identify alliance opportunities in alignment with operations and site management needs Cost/HSE/Quality/Service levels/Regulations). Ensure contracts are being followed. Ensure Compliance with HSEQ, Legislation, policies, and procedures. Develop and use internal/external RFI (Request for Information) to understand our clients needs and markets. Collaborate with cross Functional Teams to identify and implement process improvements throughout the Supply Chain. Collaborate closely with Operations/Sales Team to forecast Demand, manage inventory levels and optimize supply chain process. Be an ambassador on site by leading with the example and coach others on the standard purchasing process. PERSONAL AND CAREER ADVANCEMENT BENEFITS : Our client is a Globally renowned company strongly committed to enabling its sustainable future. Their unmatched, scientific methodologies unlock immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help their customers and employees through under promising and over-delivery. Their solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. They value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, they seek to create a positive experience for candidates. They recognise and reward unique value-add and offer flexibility, ensuring their employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. Apply Now! WILLINGNESS TO RELOCATE TO RELOCATE TO DURBAN IS ESSENTIAL. SHOULD THIS OPPORTUNITY NOT BE ALIGNED TO YOUR CAREER ASPIRATIONS, KINDLY FORWARD IT TO A FRIEND.