Commodity Manager

21 May, 2024
Application ends: 30 May, 2026
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Job Description

Our Client’s is proudly Africa’s largest listed manufacturer of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). They impact lives every day with their iconic, award-winning brands. Their core business is the manufacture, market and distribute everyday branded food and beverages. Their products are relevant across every meal occasion and are well positioned to grow.

Being a food company means they’re an intimate part of everybody’s daily lives and that’s why they get loud and proud about exploring further, roaring louder and growing together.

As the Commodity Manager, you will be responsible for developing and executing the sourcing strategy for your respective commodities and ensuring delivery of the best procurement value and mitigation of supply risks. You will establish a distinctive competency and understanding of the commodities and our Client’s business needs, and continuously identify new procurement value opportunities in line with the Commodity Strategies. You will deliver cost savings projects focused on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) optimisation whilst ensuring a healthy relationship with suppliers and business. You will also lead a team of sourcing specialists to support you in the execution of the strategy.

You will

  • Develop and execute the sourcing strategy of the respective commodity
  • Generate in-depth technical reports, proposals or project briefs affecting one or more business units
  • Provide explanation of complex products, services or concepts to internal or external customers or clients
  • Negotiate with customers or suppliers over price, contracts or services
  • Write proposals or presentations aimed at changing practices within or across business units or selling a product or service to external clients
  • Compile procurement mandates and motivations for approval of contract awards to Exco level
  • Influence or change specific administrative or operational practices affecting more than one department/team/BU

You have

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent 3 year degree.
  • 5+ years experience in procurement
  • Pragmatism – with an ability to think conceptually while maintaining a cost-conscious and practical approach to using time and resources
  • Self-management – with attention to detail and strong ability to execute and follow-through
  • Fluency in English both oral and written (B2-C1)

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