Category Manager: Consulting, Marketing And Indirect Spend

Category Manager: Consulting, Marketing And Indirect Spend

South African National Blood Service | Johannesburg, GT, ZA

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Category Manager: Consulting, Marketing and Indirect Spend Advert reference: sanbs_ Advert status: On Hold Apply by: 13 November Position Summary Industry: Other Sectors & Industries Job category: Other: Health, Fitness, Medical and Optometry Business Unit: Chief Financial Officer Location: Johannesburg Contract: Permanent EE position: No Salary Grade: C-Mid Introduction The Incumbent will develop and implement long-term category plan to enable procurement of assigned mission critical,highly complex and technical, cross functional, globally sourced commodities at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership, while supporting effective business strategy. Key Performance Areas Develop And Maintain Appropriate Category Specific Supply Chain Sourcing Strategies Integrate And Coordinate Category Specific Supply Chain Management Process Develop And Maintain Appropriate Category Specific Supply Chain Negotiation Strategies Strategic Sourcing Of Materials Cost Optimisation & Budget Control Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail Ethical behaviour Customer Service Orientation Business and Financial Acumen Decisive Judgement and Decision Making Drive and Belief in the Cause Relationship Building Skills Situational leadership Problem Solving Excellence Orientation Teamwork Direction setting Planning, organising and monitoring Communication. Performance management Selling Skills Education B.Comm Degree or equivalent. Post Graduate Degree would be an advantage. MCIPS or CPIM qualification preferred. Experience A minimum of 3 years' experience as a Category Manager At least 5 years' management experience within the procurement profession of which 3 years should be of senior level in the public or private sector Experience in an environment where a high level of interface with a diverse range of stakeholders and customers is required Experience in procurement and management of professional services commodities and indirect spend (e.g. Fleet Management, Auditing, Catering Services, and Advisory etc.) Working knowledge of SAP would be an added advantage Extensive experience in category and commodity management Other Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of procurement legislation Relevant technical experience related to the designated categories Understanding of quality testing requirements, standards and risks related to the category Advanced knowledge of strategic sourcing best practices Advanced interpersonal and communication skills