Sourcing Specialist

Description The Sourcing Specialist: Non-IT implements category strategies and plans for the cluster of categories they are responsible for across the company supporting the Snr Sourcing Specialist, to meet group and business objectives.The role exists to:Assemble and lead cross-functional teams to deal with specific strategic sourcing projectsAlways bearing in mind the BU and Groups short and medium term goals and objectivesWhile seeking to balance that with always pursuing the best cost option for all deals concludedForming the link between BUs / OSUs and any external parties e.g. vendors or providersAlignment with Group strategic initiatives such as Preferential Procurement objectivesWith a strong focus on enabling BUs and OSUs to operationalize category plans and strategies through setting category policies, procedures and leading the sourcing and negotiation processesThe role also focusses on knowledge and skills transfer through providing guidance and support to the Junior Category Management & Sourcing Specialists.Key ResponsibilitiesThe key responsibilities of the role are to work with and support Snr Specialist to ensure category procurement is enabled for the purposes of achieving organisational aims including driving Transformation in procurement, operational efficiencies and realising best value for money:Develop and maintain Category Demand Plans that will meet purchasing customer service goals, corporate profit goals and return on equity goalsDevelop and implementation of Category StrategiesDevelop and implement Category Pricing & Management ApproachImplement Category Policies & Group Agreements to ensure quality, delivery and cost improvements including KPIs, scorecards etc.Working with the Snr Sourcing Specialist to lead both internal and external stakeholders in Sourcing, Negotiation and Contracting Management processes. This includes negotiating short-, medium- or long-term contracts and is accountable for measuring performance to and administering compliance of contract terms and conditions.Coordinates with Legal to develop appropriate business terms and conditions for supply agreements and ensures adherence to corporate policyOn-going review of supplier contracts and remediate with latest Terms & Conditions, promoting Hollard templatesTogether with the Snr Sourcing Specialist sourcing savings against category budgetsImplementation of the above through monitoring performance against goals, analyzes results, and initiates appropriate action for the BUs/OSUs to assist them to meet their business objectivesEnable implementation of outcomes from reports for the categories in their cluster (including BEE, Spend analysis and Business As Usual (BAU)Implement all resolutions passed by the Bid Committee, Procurement/Transformation SteecosUpdate and/or report-on any associated Risks to mitigate companys exposure on procurement and related mattersMay be req.special-hidden { display: none; }Id Subtitle
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