We are PZ Cussons. Our purpose is For everyone, for life, for good .
Sustainability and the wellbeing of people, families and communities everywhere are at the heart of everything that we do.
Since our founding in 1884, we have been creating products to delight, care for and nourish consumers. Across our core categories of Hygiene, Baby and Beauty, our trusted and well-loved brands include Carex, Cussons Baby, Sanctuary Spa and St. Tropez.
Principal Accountabilities:This role will closely support the Managing Director in driving the Procurement function, acting as a key member of the team by leading the team's robust application of key category management, industry/ Economic/Supplier Analysis, Value chain mapping. Development and maintenance of a comprehensive system of procurement intelligence, which will enable the effective management of the supply base within all categories. Boldly drive increase in the level of local sourcing of raw materials to grow capability and capacity utilization of local industries, by increasing local content raw material sourcing through sourcing strategies that give high priority to local raw materials. Monitoring, analysis, and evaluation of intelligence to identify value creating opportunities within the supply chain. Support development of category strategies then implement and execute strategy. Provide the key local interface between the supplier and internal customers to facilitate the resolution of supplier non-conformance and manage supplier escalation/ re-scheduling. In conjunction with Procurement manager develop and execute procurement strategies. Transactional and operational support to procurement activities. Provide input into financial budgeting and strategic planning process also. Responsible for developing/ agreeing with internal customer. Service level Agreements. Risk Management programme and appropriate supply measurement tools to assist in driving continuous improvement.
Internal & External Relationships:Identify the most significant ones Attach a preferred suppliers list if available Detail which networks the jobholder will be part of e.g., finance, category Head of Manufacturing Production team Operation, Supply & Distribution Team Engineering and Maintenance Team The role holder will work closely with Wilmar Africa Procurement team and will be required to regularly seek guidance from the team from time to time. Others
Knowledge, Skills & Experience Needed:List any qualifications required to do the job Be specific about the experience needed Focus on type of experience not the time served University Degree in any commercial biased-discipline, with proven relevant 7+ years post qualification â including some quality procurementâfunctional experience within a forward thinking, fast-paced and value âadding blue âchip FMCG environment. Professional procurement qualification desirable (GIPS/ISM/MBA), and capable of rapidly developing full understanding of world-class procurement systems and practices, including all PZ Wilmar of category management processes and associated tools. Strong commercial acumen, with excellent communication, influencing and presentation skills, both verbal and written with ability to readily engage and influence a range of colleagues and senior stakeholders. Analytical, numerical, enthusiastic, tenacious. Sound commercial awareness and the ability to contribute to the wider business process outside immediate functional responsibilities. Excellent attention to detail, and ability to prepare clear and professional presentations or report for utilization at senior levels within PZ Wilmar. Ability to exploit opportunities to gain best value in procurement and supplier management within PZ Wilmar Able to deal with ambiguity and manage multiple relationships in a multi-cultural environment with an ability to take criticism and learn from feedback. Strong IT skills base, including intermediate proficiency in office applications. Excellent communication and people skills Strong problem-solving and organizational skills Possess excellent Quantitative Analysis skills. Good knowledge of financial management. Experience in independently handling procurement functions for organization of similar size for at least 2 years FMCG background is a plus
Advert End Date: November 16, 2023
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