P&G Purchasing Manager

 

Job Location

Rivonia-Johannesburg

 

Job Description

  • Responsible to source materials/services by building expertise in external industries, sourcing skills, and internal categories/markets.
  • Responsible for the coordination and execution of sourcing activities, managing internal and external relationships, and ensuring the business needs are met efficiently.
  • Responsibilities include defining and executing sourcing recommendations with basic proficiency in all sourcing skills; accountability for delivery of fundamentals such as supply assurance, value creation, and compliance to policies; determining insights from analytics and recommending strategic interventions; ownership for defining and executing of sourcing tactics, including stakeholder alignment and external communication; leading projects on defined intervention areas (savings, technical, cost structure, relationship, stewardship).
  • Participate as a critical member of a cross-functional team in one of our Organizational Units (like Business or Market) to deliver a new service or technology to market.
  • Partnering with multi-functional organizations to improve efficiencies and effectiveness at reaching P&G consumers with super communication.
  • Encourage innovation from external business partners by building a relationship with P&G and describing what P&G service requirements.
  • Working with internal customers and with the management of supplier companies to resolve financial or supply or quality issues that affect business plans.
  • Owns definition and execution of sourcing tactics, including stakeholder alignment and external communication
  • Leads projects on defined intervention areas (savings, technical, cost structure, relationship, stewardship
  • Analyzing market trends and supplier landscape
  • Providing insights and recommendations to senior management and suppliers
  • Spotting and exploiting emerging trends and technologies
  • Uncovering business-building ideas and cost-saving opportunities
  • Designing sourcing strategies that improves the value, availability and technology of the service
  • Striking deals through negotiation or leading competitive bidding
  • Building effective working relationships with suppliers
  • Creating and capitalizing on new approaches such as e-marketplaces

 

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree and 0-10 years of work experience
  • Interest in sourcing skills, particularly negotiation, bidding, commercial agreements, and relationship management to optimally lead top level partnerships
  • Critical Thinking & Leadership – Ability to recognize strategic opportunities and be able to enroll others in disruptive thinking to get results
  • Analytical Skills – Validated ability to visualize, articulate, and seek problems and concepts, and make decisions that make sense based on available information
  • Ability to influence across functional boundaries (R&D, Finance, Legal etc.) to develop and deliver strategy and action plans to achieve desired business results

 

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