Procurement Manager- Springs
Smiths
London, GB
1d ago
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  • Procurement Manager- Springs

    Ref : JOHNCRANEEMEA00667

    Job Description

    John Crane is looking for an experienced Procurement Manager who will manage the purchasing team based in South Africa and support the strategic objectives of purchasing : sourcing for the SSA region from approved suppliers, negotiate cost savings, improving quality, delivery performance and John Crane South Africa’s preferential procurement score under the Supplier Development and Localization B-BBEE Scorecard.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the team of centralized commodity buyers based in South Africa
  • Monitoring supplier performance and follow the Global sourcing rules
  • Develop and maintain a regional procedure to manage and track indirect costs
  • Define and implement a supplier development process including classification of vendors with onwards performance measurement
  • Support MEA procurement standardization initiatives
  • Update and maintain the purchasing procedure following best practice
  • Build and maintain relationships with new and existing suppliers
  • Oversee the inbound processes to ensure adherence.
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Control Indirect and Direct costs and achieve savings as per annual targets
  • Develop the purchasing team skills with a clear succession plan
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
  • Develop ideas to improve operational efficiency, add value and support the continuous improvement culture
  • Promote SMITHS ethics and compliance standards
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
  • Formulate and implement preferential procurement policies and procedures that are consistent with the provisions of the South African regulatory regime.
  • Required Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Logistics or Procurement, Degree is preferable.
  • Member of CIPS and / or APICS and / or CILT is an advantage.
  • Extensive experience managing a purchasing department with technical value addition and similar functions of this job requirements.
  • Experience in procurement of components for Oil & Gas markets with specific material certificates and end user specifications, but not essential.
  • Delivered actual cost savings or other efficiency benefits within the organization.
  • Experience of working in a multinational and multicultural environment.
  • Experience in the creation of strategy, for part procurement, to reduce inventory holding, without creating stock-outs .
  • About Us

    Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected.

    We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently.

    By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big.

    Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets.

    For more than 100 years, John Crane has partnered our customers around the world to deliver innovative solutions that improve process and equipment reliability through a relentless focus on quality, a passion for service, and uncompromising commitment to our people, safety, the environment and ethical business practices.

    With more than 5,800 employees around the globe, we supply and service the products used by our customers in process industries for their mission-critical operations.

    Being a valued and trusted partner is more than what we do it is our legacy. Our core values respect, ownership, integrity, customer focus and passion guide our actions and behavior every day.

    So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues.

    There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future.

    Diversity and Inclusion

    We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics.

    We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

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