EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS:

Completed

POSITION:

NATURE OF BUSINESS:

JOB LOCATION:

Regional Procurement Manager, AfricaT

Global Mining Group

Johannesburg

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer  

 

TOTAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITY: 47 People 

 

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Procurement Budget of about US$200 million

  

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Total authority and responsibility to design, implement and maintain the regional procurement strategy and tactical plans to align with Group goals and targets

  

GROUP BACKGROUND:

Global Mining Group with operations in Africa

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Ensure overall procurement effectiveness by improving resource utilisation, productivity and sustainability
  • Provide technical research, analysis and reporting to ensure that systems are accepted and implemented to add value to the Group, the function and the Country Business Managers
  • Keep abreast of new developments and best practice in the field internationally as well as locally
  • Ensure function-wide long and short term availability and the sustainable, secure and optimal supply of product to the operations
  • Member of the Africa Executive Committee and Leadership Team
  • Close involvement in supplier negotiations together with the Contracts Manager and the legal department

KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Tertiary qualification in Procurement /Logistics / Supply Chain
  • Strong interest and experience in an industrial operations environment managing at least 30 people.
  • At least ten years management experience in the procurement, supply chain/logistics field in an industrial environment
  • Extensive experience in mining
  • A track record of successfully building, developing, motivating and leading a team
  • Intimate knowledge of all aspects of procurement methodologies and processes
  • Experience of pulling together contracts, participating in tough negotiations with key suppliers
  • Well developed budgeting and financial control skills
  • Able to work in an unstructured environment
  • The ability to speak French would be advantageous
  • Flexible and adaptable to working with a very diverse group of people