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Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist ( Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist)

Candidate: 47895
Available: Available
Location: Ekurhuleni (East Rand)
Gender: Female
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Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist
30 Days
Advanced Programme in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
Purchasing and Supply Chain:Advanced Programme in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Diploma Level 7 Advanced Level
Supervisory Development Course:Supervisory Development
MS Word, MRP (Materials Requirement Planning), Syspro, SAP, Wordpro, Navision ERP, BAAN, E-Mail, Internet, Microsoft Dynamics Nav Advanced, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, ISO 9001, Crystal Reports, Encore, Great Plains
Leading manufacturers ofechanical seals, seal supply systems, packing, gaskets, and couplings.: Procurement Manager From 2015-05 To Current
  • Technical Procurement Manager - Engineering
  • Manage Team of 3 Technical Procurement Consultants.
  • Evaluate, source and manage a supplier base of 300 suppliers both local and global.
  • Control the spend of ZAR120MM per annum.
  • Lead a team of 3 very diverse consultants and manage their challenges within the team as well as within the organisation.
  • Schedule training (head office) where needed.
  • Import tariff headings – manage errors and variances.
  • Schedule and attend any meetings. Review of KPA’s and team objectives.
  • Complete all monthly /weekly Operations reporting on time.
  • Complete Supplier Audits as requested
  • Social development projects.
  • Enterprise development and Supplier Development maintenance.
  • Manage indirect spend: for example: travel services, printers and equipment, services (maintenance) and uniforms.
  • Purchasing precision Engineering parts from Europe, China and Czech Republic.
  • Being part of a Global organisation whose head office is based in German

Chemical / Cleaning products: Group Procurement /Sourcing Specialist From 2012-05 To 2015-04
  • Sourcing locally and globally to manage and improve current supply chain
  • Non stock purchases and inventory control
  • Responsible for Supplier Management and development
  • Implementing and enforcing procurement policies and procedures
  • Accpac Purchase Orders
  • SLA - I negotiate and enter into service level agreements with current and new suppliers.
  • Negotiate better payment terms
  • Ensure our company is buying the best possible quality product / service at the best possible price.
  • Initially started as the Buyer for the Hygiene Division - we are 9 divisions and growing.  With the improvements have implemented in the Procurement processes, the Company has decided to let my boss and  handle the group Procurement.  This includes a successful fleet maintenance tender for the entire group,   currently concluding a travel tender with a budgeted spend of ZAR10MM for the entire group.  The tenders I run are complicated and may decisions cannot be based on price alone.
  • Believe a service provider must provide the whole package, price, quality, capacity, service and ethical relationships.
  • Have attached my latest appraisal as a reference from my boss.  Examples of my work (Confidential data excluded) are available on request.

Pumps / Mining: Procurement Specialist – Project From 2010-9 To 2012-03
  • Responsible for tenders and contracts
  • Compiling of all costs
  • Reports & enquiries on tenders
  • Create Procurement process for tender systems to maintain strategic procurement policies.
  • Source vendors, verify vendors
  • Send out request for informations
  • Request for quotations.
  • Shortlist vendors.
  • Run trials with samples.
  • Negotiate contract term and conditions and best possible prices.
  • MRP. Promote BB-BEE procurement.
  • managing purchasing policies and procedures and rolling out throughout different departments
  • Working with engineering drawings
  • Audit suppliers by going on inspection visits with technical people and assessing suppliers
  • for technical capabilities
  • Compliance of all vendor application documentation
  • Negotiating with suppliers
  • Been shortlisted to become a key user for SAP in 2014.


Retail - Wholesale: Purchasing Officer From 2007-5 To 2009-8

Procurement Management

  • To manage the portfolio namely Paint and Flooring.
  • Sourcing, negotiating and listing suppliers for our 174 stores with a view to increase the number of stores.
  • Maintaining selling prices as per benchmarks set by Management.
  • Ensuring we are the lowest cost in the market therefore constant market research is essential.
  • Space management for my range of products at store level.
  • Implementing the new IT system for the Procurement department (part of the team).
  • Supply chain management.
  • Achieving the company’s Strategic Procurement Objectives by negotiating trade agreements including rebates, free
  • Stock and payment terms.
  • Ensuring correct items are advertised in our leaflets.


  • When started at Cashbuild only had FMCG Procurement experience and no retail but within 6 months was able to contribute tremendously to the Gross Contribution by listing the correct products and maintain the correct margins.
  • Have proved myself to such an extent that was given the Paint Portfolio when the PM for this portfolio resigned and to date
  • Have reached my targets by implementing changes never done at Cashbuild before - this was a huge project for me and  have been successful thus far.
  • Cashbuild is an extremely successful company (see our results) and I enjoy working for such a successful company and being part of the core team that makes this happen, however, I am open to other opportunities if they arise.

Consumer Products - FMCG: Senior Buyer From 2005-7 To 2007-5
  • To manage part of the IM&S supplier contract process to ensure the competitive advantage for the company and to meet specific needs in terms of the cost and quality of goods and services supplied in accordance with Global Procurement procedures.
  • MRP. To manage the Packaging Portfolio and concentrate on the IM&S for Business Unit only.
  • Achievements
  • Achieved productivity of ZAR187k/a (21%) by re-negotiating the Artisan contract.
  • Achieved productivity of ZAR93k/(33%) by reviewing service schedules for Effluent plant.
  • Achieved productivity of ZAR5k (20%) by reviewing garden service contract.
  • Achieved productivity of ZAR38k (43%) by reviewing Effluent plant chemical supply contract and maintenance schedule.
  • Achieved productivity of ZAR47k (42%) by setting up a maintenance contract and in-house training sessions for the Boiler room maintenance.
  • Achieved productivity of ZAR100k (100%) by reviewing payroll service contract and replacing their agreement with our standard contract eliminating escalation fees and including a start and end date.
  • Achieved productivity of ZAR233k (60% )pa for 3 years on transaction fees for travel by including ourselves in the Global travel tender run by our parent company and using this to leverage better prices from an approved local agency.
  • This involved stakeholders buy-in, explanation of processes to administrators, continuous training and supplier evaluation.
  • Reducing recruitment agency fees to 15% for all functions on broad spectrum recruitment.
  • Concluding the IS tender for Kraft Foods together with the IT department. (Tough one!)
  • Negotiating with suppliers and running tender process from initiation to distribution.
  • Taking over the Packaging portfolio from the Packaging manager as he has been promoted to Procurement Manager.
  • Whenstarted here in July 2005 there were no contracts in place for Indirect Materials and Services.
  • Procurement processes were new to the company and controls had to be put in place.
  • Instrumental in rolling out these procedures together with our Board of Management and Compliance Manager.
  • Achieving productivity is an ongoing objective for our department and ensuring that the Purchasing policies and procedures are followed at all times in my responsibility.
  • I believe I have successfully implemented this and I will continue to encourage the different functions to follow these rules strictly in order to achieve best overall value for our company.
  • In the past few months there was a position available for a Packaging Manager and our Global Procurement Director (who is based in Dubai) spent a week with our department in July 2006.
  • After the week he has decided that I would be most suitable to handle both the BU IM&S and Packaging.
  • This is a lateral move but the opportunity for gaining excellent experience is brilliant.
  • The reason  keeping my options open is due to the fact that thinking 5 years ahead and have reached the ceiling in my career at Kraft.

Consumer Products - FMCG: Materials Controller / Planner MRP From 2000-01 To 2005-06
  • Strategic planning and purchasing for key packaging, raw materials and contract packed finished goods in terms of minimising inventory investment, maximising customer service and minimising costs with due consideration to buyer development
  • Project management and maintaining system integrity.
  • MRP


  • Reduced inventory levels.
  • Implemented bin card system in warehouse.
  • Sourced strategic materials in the East and achieved productivity in excess of ZAR1MM over 1 year.
  • Managed warehouse staff of 6.
  • Responsible for planning, expediting, negotiating prices with suppliers and issuing to Production
Ekurhuleni (East Rand)
Johannesburg (Incl. Northern Suburbs)
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