Senior Sourcing Manager

Position: Senior Sourcing Manager
Location: Cape Town
REF: SourceMngr
Multi-National Medical Devices Corporate has an opportunity available for a Senior Sourcing Manager.
Main purpose of the role:
  • Responsible for the execution of Direct Procurement Operation activities within the site/ region as well as supplier management responsibilities
  • Strong understanding of internal stakeholder functions and effectively translate business needs into procurement requirements
  • As a team member in the Direct Procurement Operations team' the role is responsible for executing various value-add activities including' but not limited to' first-level escalation from business stakeholders' master data management' supplier performance management' and driving cost savings / continuous improvement initiatives to ensure maximum value-add to Operations
  • Responsible for ensuring all procurement requests are executed in line with category guidance' and in compliance with relevant policies' standards' guidelines' and operating procedures' including preferred supplier arrangements and contracting requirements
  • Work with Internal Procurement and Business stakeholders to understand requirements and execute the relevant procurement process by applying appropriate methodologies' tools' and value levers
  • Support value delivery' collaborate with the Category Management teams to address end-user requirements' and escalate opportunities for aggregation and leverage
  • As part of the procurement process' internal collaboration with legal and/or contracting functions to support contracting activities such as the preparation and review of master agreements' statements of work' change orders' or similar documents
  • Efficiently and effectively execute the procurement process end-to-end' ensure that end user demand and expectations are satisfied
  • Provide high levels of internal customer service' contribute to overall savings opportunity identification and delivery
Education' Experience and Skills Required:
    • Business Related Degree (NQF 7 and up)
    • Professional purchasing (e.g. CIPS' ISM) or Finance related licenses or certifications
    • Minimum 5 years experience within Manufacturing environment with Direct Procurement experience within a Life Sciences' Biotechnology or Regulated Pharmaceutical Environment
    • Direct Procurement experience with Raw Materials. (3+ years direct procurement experience with experience in basic contracting' business enterprise systems' and spot buying)
    • Experience or demonstrated understanding in support cost reduction and value improvement programs
    • Good communication skills and demonstrated understanding of translating business requirements into procurement specifications with customer service in mind
    • Knowledgeable in systems and processes for efficient management of contract documentation' templates and processing tools (e.g. eSourcing' eAuction)
    • Knowledge of business enterprise tools (e.g. SAP) and the overall procurement processes / methodology
Supporting Documents:
    • Copy of Matric
    • Copy of Degree
    • Copy of Procurement Certification
Please forward a detailed CV and supporting documents to
response@  or call on 0860 100 MVG (684) to enquire.