Sourcing Manager (Beyond Mobility Head Office)

Barloworld Automotive & Logistics Africa

Gauteng, South Africa


Jul 26

Core purpose of the role The core purpose of the role is to manage the tactical sourcing function in the area of responsibility or business unit and proactively implement the day-to-day fulfilment/ purchasing of on-demand business procurement requirements for goods and services. This includes developing and implementing tactical plans for the allocated business unit in order to unlock optimal value for Barloworld Automotive and Logistics and to achieve savings in day-to-day procurement spend. The incumbent is responsible for applying a consistent approach toward all sourcing, purchasing and tendering activity within the procurement governance framework of the business. The incumbent is also responsible for building strong relationships with suppliers and service providers, for assisting in negotiations to secure best deals based on quality, delivery and price, and for tracking & reporting on performance against contractual agreements and business targets in area of responsibility. Key deliverables and outputsTactical Sourcing execution in area of responsibility or business unitExecute the tactical sourcing strategy and implement the relevant policies and procedures for cost effective and efficient tactical sourcing and supplier management.Implement tactics to continuously improve the Procure-to-Pay process in order to improve operating efficiency and effectiveness. Ensure that business delivery turn-around times are met in line with the agreed service level agreement with the business.Ensure that the Tactical Sourcing team utilize existing contracts already concluded by the Strategic Sourcing team to ensure realization of the savings negotiated.Clarify needs and specifications with internal and external stakeholders Enable the transformation agenda by incorporating and implementing ESD strategy during the tactical sourcing activities, by using B-BBEE compliant suppliers for day-to-day fulfilment of business requirements, and by supporting local socio-economic transformation objectives.Improve business partnering to improve service delivery and Service Level Agreement compliance.Identify opportunities to leverage economies of scale and develop proposals and recommendations for consideration.Keep up to date with market conditions in order to contribute to competitive sourcing strategies.Ensure compliance by Procurement Officers to existing supplier agreements.Conduct negotiation with suppliers for the acquisition of goods and services at competitive priceAddress all day-to-day procurement issues relating with Tactical SourcingOptimise Day to day sourcing efficiencies in area of responsibilityDay-to-day responsibility of managing fulfilment of business requirements through procurement of goods and services and for resolving day-to-day buying issuesEngage end-user to clarify business requirements in line with the received Purchase Requisition (PR).Execute the purchase source channel for the PR received in terms of existing contracts, catalogues, source list, framework order and preferred supplier lists.Expedite the process and procure direct from the supply market by requesting quotations from suppliers through a bidding process Manage Purchase Order (PO) creation in the system and workflow for approval and subsequent issue to awarded suppliersExecute the Procure-to-Pay processBuild end-user relationship and conduct regular engagements with end-users and stakeholders to determine service delivery gaps and subsequent development of relevant solution interventions.Continuously identify wasteful activities and non-value adding activities and implement improvement solutions.Ensure that all open overdue POs are closed.Financial Targets Achieve savings, supply efficiency, quality, and process improvements in the area of responsibility.Identify saving opportunities and initiate individual projects and initiatives Contribute to the achievement of the agreed financial targets for the tactical sourcing functionImplement Benefits tracking & monitoringTrack and report on cost reduction savings. Contribute to the budgeting process by providing base prices for various goods & services required by the business.Contract and supplier management in area of responsibilityConduct supply market search to identify suppliers suitable to meet business requirements.Manage contracts with tactical sourcing providers and implement Contract compliance monitoring.Negotiate the best quality, delivery and price and compile value-creation reports demonstrating cost savings.Monitor volume thresholds/economies of scale to support negotiation leverage on price. Manage supplier performance and risk to ensure delivery on SLAsBuild and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with operational and functional management and their suppliers.Analyse and report on supplier trends to ensure relevance and market intelligence to the business.Reporting, Risk, Ethics and ComplianceEnsure that the legal, regulatory and policy requirements and complied with by the business and its suppliers.Remove potential barriers to the successful implementation of tactical sourcing.Contribute to the risk register and report on supplier management risks. Manage risks that may arise through the operation of the contract and implement financial and operational controls.Mmaintain internal tactical sourcing / supplier management documentation in area of responsibility.Team performance and continuous improvementEnsure that the tactical sourcing team has the requisite skills and experience.Manage the team in line with the business Integrated Employee Value Model and drive a culture of continuous improvement, innovation and collaboration with other parts of the business.Develop commitment and a culture of ethical behavior and practices.

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