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Procurement Manager

Job Information
LocationSA. South Africa
Job TypePermanent
EducationDegree in Purchasing Management
Experience10 years experience

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Procurement Manager to join their dynamic team

Key Responsibilities:

• Responsible for drafting/coordinating/compiling Materials Management and Contracts Management strategies and plans as well as the Procurement section of the Project Execution Plan (PEP)

• Responsible for implementing all procurement processes and procedures including forms and templates to be used on the project

• Responsible for the entire project procurement lifecycle from the procurement package definition stage to the closeout stage

• Provides supervision, training and assistance to all procurement team members across Contracting, Purchasing, Expediting, Vendor Quality Surveillance, Logistics and Site Materials Control disciplines; promotes and maintains a healthy and harmonious work environment

• Provides inputs for Project reporting as required

• Verifies and ensures integrity of the entire procurement lifecycle, validates that all activities are carried out in accordance with the relevant procedures, maintains sound business practices in an ethical manner

• Ensures compliance to and maintenance of the procurement filing system (electronic and hardcopy)

• Understands and manages the procurement and project strategies in order to provide the best outcomes in terms of scope, cost and time

• Interfaces with the client to ensure that objectives are achieved, potential problems are identified and preventive or corrective actions are taken

• Performs continuous self-audits to ensure compliance with guidelines and procedures

Conducts regular interval meetings with team members to discuss status quo, identifies and resolves all issues within the team

Acts as primary communication resource within the project regarding procurement issues

Foresees potential problems, slippage or delays and pro-actively implements corrective measures to resolve the issues or mitigates the impact thereof

Provides reporting and updates to the client, the Project Manager and the Procurement Hub Lead on a regular basis

Plans, controls and monitors procurement activities in accordance with the approved project schedule

Ensures functional direction on all procurement issues, including site construction contract issues, during contract administration and closeout

Performs resource planning, which includes man-hour allocation and management

Ensures efficient and correct usage of Procurement Management Systems and Document Management Systems

Where required, performs site visits to oversee the procurement/commercial activities or resolve issues arising on the project; maintains a presence both on site and in home/execution office. In specific cases, a Site Procurement Manager may be based at site during the construction phase.

Qualifications and Experience:


Extensive experience on an EPCM project environment with capital projects, specifically in a management role

Related training in Contracts/Legal as well as general project and management related training

Experience with drafting of commercial terms and conditions and an understanding of accompanying legal implications

Proficient negotiation skills

Excellent understanding of procurement processes which include both materials and contracts management and corporate governance principles

Knowledge and understanding of quality systems, environmental, health and safety regulations, expediting techniques and Incoterms applications

Experience and understanding of contracting and purchasing strategies

Project management knowledge with proven managerial skills

Experience in dispute resolution techniques and their applications

Prior experience in the administration of construction/service contracts and major equipment purchase orders

Experience in using, developing and implementing procurement reporting tools.


An appropriate tertiary qualification will be highly regarded

Engineering diploma is an asset

Diverse international experience is an asset.

Should you meet the requirements for this position, please email your CV to or fax to 086 724 7757. You can also contact Tercia on 021 555 0432.

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