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Manager: Sourcing

Date: 11-Jan-2022

Location: Johannesburg GAU ZA, GT, ZA

Company: Liberty Group Limited

At Liberty, we employ more than 6 000 people across 7 businesses in 18 African countries. Every day, our employees grow their knowledge by working with diverse groups of people who specialise in a wide range of skills across insurance, asset management, investment and health products. We continually seek to engage, develop, recognise and reward the people who make our business great.

Purpose

To plan, manage and monitor the implementation of procurement management activities and processes in order to deliver on approved operational plans in an effective and efficient manner.

Minimum Experience

3 - 5 years experience in a similar environment, of which 1 - 2 years at junior management level

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas [NQF Level 07] in Procurement

Additional Minimum Qualifications

Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS)

Outputs

  • Develop a category plan to identify strategic sourcing strategies to be implemented that support the Category Manager's consolidated strategy and alignment to Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB)
  • Develop, manage and ensure effective implementation of supply chain management and associated procurement methods. Compile and submit reports to the relevant procurement committees and reporting structures.
  • Lead negotiations, ensure that contract pricing reviews occur timeously and that the Category Manager is supported with category specific expertise that may be required for the assigned category
  • Plan for, manage and ensure the effective administration of area related support services in alignment with team and individual performance objectives by effectively taking ownership of the end-to-end sourcing process and ensuring compliance with Group Procurement policy and minimum standards.
  • Manage the consolidation and aggregation of demand across the group to leverage volumes and ensure spend is channelled through group procurement

Process

  • Plan for, manage and ensure the effective administration of area related support services in alignment with team and individual performance objectives.
  • Negotiate Service Level Requirement and Service Level Agreements with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop, manage and ensure effective implementation of supply chain management and associated procurement methods.
  • Develop and implement supplier dashboards to measure performance and quality assurance; to make recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure that contract pricing reviews occur timeously and that operational sourcing strategies are developed and implemented accordingly.
  • Deliver, track and monitor savings as per identified sourcing targets and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Accountable for maintaining quality, service and outputs related to a work area, ensuring compliance with set policy, procedures and standards.
  • Proactively identify operational problems, determine cause and effect, select and implement the best solution to solve problems based on previous experience and understanding of the context.
  • Plan for and organise multiple work activities for team execution by assigning priorities against the set framework in light of the specific situational context.

Customer

  • Maintain and build relationships for purposes of expectation management, knowledge sharing and integration.
  • Manages to ensure service excellence in support of Treating the Customer Fairly (TCF) principles to build positive relationships and creates opportunities for exceptional service delivery.

Finance

  • Compile a budget aligned to the operational or area specific delivery of plans; monitor and report on variances and make sure that planned objectives are reported, escalating any deviations.

Learning and Growth

  • Manage teams within the context of defined processes, set required performance parameters and act as technical coach where required.
  • Schedule, allocate and effectively manage human resources within own area of responsibility in line with specified and specific constraints or parameters.

Governance

  • Implement and utilise risk, governance and compliance policies and processes effectively, to identify and manage risk exposure.

Competencies

Liberty Values

    Technical Competencies

    • Contract management (Proficient)
    • Supply chain management - Technical (Proficient)
    • Risk Awareness (Intermediate)
    • Conflict Resolution (Intermediate)
    • Financial Accounting (Intermediate)
    • Financial Acumen (Intermediate)
    • Functional Policies and Procedures (Intermediate)
    • Supply chain management (Proficient)
    • Budgeting and Expenditure Control (Intermediate)

    Behavioural Competencies

    • People Management and Empowerment (Intermediate)
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness (Intermediate)
    • Problem Solving and Analysis (Intermediate)
    • Strategic Insight and Capability (Intermediate)
    • Teamwork and Cooperation (Intermediate)
    • Judgment and decision making (Intermediate)
    • Communicating with Impact (Intermediate)
    • Relationship Management and Networking (Intermediate)
    • Customer Orientation (Intermediate)

    We put our knowledge and insight acquired over the past 60 years, to serving a pan-African market of the future.  Liberty has received its eighth certification as a Top Employer from the Top Employers Institute. See details here link


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