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 Senior Advisor Procurement

Position : Senior Advisor Procurement Vacancy type: External/Internal

Task Grade : G15

Area of Speacialization : To manage specialized  procurement services for the execution of sourcing and procurement strategy, policies, standards and processes in order to source and procure goods and services in terms of the assigned portfolio

Department : Group Commodity Sourcing

Business Unit : Group Commodity Sourcing

Location : South Africa (Gauteng)

Reference Number : 50206314MSM/329-329-1662640

Closing Date : 2014/05/28 11:55 PM

Minimum Requirements

• Qualification(s) :
B Tech
Preferable (Procurement, Commerce, Law and Engineering) plus 4 Years Sourcing and Procurement or Related Technical Experience
Professional Registration Body:  MCIPS preferable

Skills and Competencies

Behavioural skills
• Integrity
• Honesty
• Trustworthy
• Professionalism

Leadership Skills:
• Team player
• Motivating teams
• Coaching
• Mentoring
• Developing etc

• SAP Materials Management and SRM Modules
• Spend analysis
• Strategic Commodity/Projects Sourcing Knowledge
• Procure-To-Pay Process
• Legal knowledge
• Financial analysis
• Industry and Market Analysis
• Commodity and Supplier Profiling (Commodity Management)
• Sourcing procurement strategy, formulation and implementation
• Negotiation Strategy Development & Implementation
• Supplier Relationship Management
• Contract Management
• Demand Forecasting and Planning
• Project Management
• Knowledge of NEC Family Contracts
• Knowledge of FIDIC contract

• Computer Literacy
• Strategic thinking & Decision Making
• Strong Negotiation skills
• Relationship management skills
• Strong Analytical skills
• Strong Communication skills
• Financial Analysis
• Total cost of ownership analysis
• Ability to work and interact effectively at senior levels

• Business Acumen
• Strong Ethical Conduct
• Problem solving
• Leadership skills
• Presentation skills
• Interpersonal skills

• Extensive knowledge in sourcing and procurement processes
• Extensive knowledge of SAP Systems
• Knowledge of NEC family contracts and/or FIDIC
• Strong technical, legal and financial acumen with respect to commercial matters

Key Responsibilities

• Implements innovative, mutually beneficial solution based on understanding customers’ needs and expectations
• Applies expertise to ensure that operational procurement best practice is implemented within area of influence.
• Implements and manages efficient operational procurement  processes, policies and  procedures
• Implements and monitors operational compliance and risk managements
• Manages integrated portfolio process from end to end
• Optimises co-operation between function to enable customer service excellence
• Training, coaching and mentoring to staff to ensure that sourcing and procurement skills are continuously being developed at operational level

“If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.”

The appointment of the candidate is at the Manager’s sole discretion, taking into account factors which Eskom consider relevant including but not limited to Eskom's Employment & Occupational Equity Policies, Strategies & Guidelines.  Also note that Eskom supports a smoke-free environment.