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Procurement Manager (CR648)

Our client in Paarl, a manufacturing concern within the Food Industry, is looking for Procurement Manager to join their team.




  • Manage procurement of all applicable items required (e.g. raw materials, packaging materials etc)

  • Ensure competitive supplier pricing

  • Drive product development & provide procurement for raw materials

  • Strategizing to find cost-effective deals and suppliers to ensure low procurements expenses

  • Devise and use fruitful sourcing strategies

  • Collaborate with key persons in different departments to ensure clarity of the specifications and standards expected from the company

  • Liaise with other parts of the business and make strategic decisions relating to stock holding.

  • Conduct monthly stock control meeting


  • Ensure analyst sends water and effluent samples each month

  • Conduct current and future forecasting analysis, ensuring forecasting processes and methods are followed.

  • Use forecasting to develop capacity plan

  • Resolve potential shortages or surpluses of products by managing or adjusting inventory levels

  • Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients

  • Expect unfavourable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies

Service delivery

  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships

  • Ensure proper supplier management in terms of pricing, product & service level agreements

  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms

  • Examine and test existing contracts, manage contracts for transport

  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements – check credentials, references from industry partners, etc


  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs (monthly meeting)

  • Finalise purchase details of orders and deliveries

  • Manage invoices and follow up on Purchase orders

  • Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services

  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness and waste management

  • Persuasive and influential



  • Minimum requirements: BCom degree in Procurement / Supply Chain / Similar

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a procurement role

  • Experience in the FMCG industry is essential

  • Sourcing experience

  • Talent in negotiations and networking

  • Background in scheduling, forecasting, procurement, and planning

  • Experience in procurement - managing end of life cycle and absolute inventory

  • Experience on ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, Syspro would be an advantage

  • Own transport

Skills and characteristics required of this role

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Strong analytical abilities & reporting skills

  • Detail oriented & extreme accuracy

  • Financial acumen and data analysis skills

  • Excellent decision-making skills

  • Strong planning and purchasing skills

  • Negotiations skills

  • Excellent risk analysis and risk management skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Deadline driven



R20 000 – R25 000



Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:00


Please use the following reference number in the subject line of your email: CR648 when applying for this position. Please submit your CV in Word Format to Kindly consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive feedback within 1 week.



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