Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Operating Division : Transnet Property

Position Title : Strategic Sourcing Manager

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : Supply Chain

Location : Johannesburg

Reporting To : GM: Procurement

Grade Level : D

Reference Number : 80000372

Position Purpose:

Reporting directly to the General Manager Procurement Management, leads Strategic Sourcing for the Division.
Supports Group-wide Strategic Sourcing Centre of Excellence (CoE) initiatives.
Accountable for holistic profiling of spend, demand specifications and embedding best practices in the sourcing process per
category for the Division.
Accountable for leveraging strategic sourcing best practices, data insights for sourcing strategy and engagements.
Accountable for supplier negotiation process and execution of the sourcing process across category for the Division.
Accountable for collaborating across categories and the Division to leverage economies of scale and best practices
Leads sourcing of strategic commodities with the goal of achieving significant cost savings, year-on-year productivity
improvement in the total cost of goods and services procured while maintaining or improving product quality and supplier
service levels. This includes formulating strategies for the Division’s strategic commodities, from anticipating and

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consolidating demand signals to procurement execution by the Procurement Operations function.
Monitor the performance of cross-functional sourcing teams; execution of portfolio-based commodity strategies; and ensuring
the overall sustainability of commodity-based initiatives in the Division.
Accountable for delivery of savings targets for a designated portfolio of commodities.
Research / Analysis
Monitor performance; comparison of actual versus expected against SLAs/KPIs, collaborating with end users and other
Research and analyse the supply market and supplier capabilities to remain informed of all sourcing strategy / execution
relevant insights.
Provide analytical support for new targets and expectations.
Strategic Sourcing Support
Ensure alignment with ODs performance expectations.
Monitor adherence to established contracts and realisation of savings, collaborating with contract management. and Supplier
Relationship Management teams as required.
Manage Strategic Initiatives
Monitor the consolidated achievement of strategic and tactical objectives, formulate and implement plans for corrective
action, if required;
Report on the overall performance of the Strategic Sourcing programme within the Division and progress against
achievement of strategic and tactical targets on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, in line with Divisional dashboard
Monitoring and reporting on the Division’s strategic sourcing Key Performance Indicators for upward integration into the
Transnet-wide Strategic Sourcing CoE KPIs;
Manage commodities and report monthly of savings and project roll-out; and
Drive savings by consolidating commodity spend and suppliers across Transnet for the Division’s natural owned commodities
(e.g. Property Valuations) and for the Division’s own commodities; and converting regular buying to contracts and reducing
acquisition costs and processing costs.
Position outputs:
Establishment of a Strategic Sourcing Centre of Excellence
Strategic management of strategic sourcing at the Division.
Oversight of strategic sourcing function.
Functional leadership and management.
Contributes to the delivery of the Strategic Sourcing Centre of Excellence.
Stakeholder Management
Capability Development

Qualifications & Experience:

8-10 years of relevant experience in large enterprise preferably in the built environment
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
MBA or related postgraduate qualification advantageous
Hands-on line-management experience of Procurement organisations across multiple divisions
PFMA and public sector Procurement experience
MCIPS certification and CIPS membership required
Standard Job Requirements
Driver’s license code 08 (travel as required and approved)



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Data gathering and analysis; Acquisition financial management; Strategic Sourcing Planning.

Honesty; Initiative; Communication; Interpersonal relationships; Adaptability; Teamwork; Change Management.

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