Procurement and Product Costing Manager

Minimum requirements:

  • BCom degree/Diploma in Procurement / Supply Chain / Similar qualification
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a procurement role
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market
  • Talent in negotiations and networking
  • Experience in advanced procurement – managing end of life cycle and absolute inventory
  • Own transport

Availability: 01 February 2023
Location: Paarl, Western Cape
Working Hours: Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 17:00
Package: Market related
Reference Number: PROC001

Duties and Responsibilities include; but not limited to:


  • Manage procurement of all applicable items required (e.g raw materials, packaging materials etc)
  • Ensure competitive supplier pricing
  • Drive product development & provide procurement for raw materials
  • Strategizing to find cost-effective deals and suppliers to ensure low procurements expenses
  • Devise and use fruitful sourcing strategies
  • Collaborate with key persons in different departments to ensure clarity of the specifications and standards expected from the company
  • Liaise with other parts of the business and make strategic decisions relating to stock holding.
  • Conduct monthly stock control meeting

Service delivery

  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
  • Ensure proper supplier management in terms of pricing, product & service level agreements
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
  • Examine and test existing contracts, manage contracts for transport
  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements – check credentials, references from industry partners, etc


  • Control spending and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs (monthly meetings)
  • Finalise purchase details of orders and deliveries
  • Manage invoices and follow up on Purchase orders
  • Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness and waste management


  • Fire safety
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Security
  • Maintenance procurement
  • Management of Forklift training

Skills & Characteristics required for this role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Strong analytical abilities & reporting skills
  • Detail oriented & extreme accuracy
  • Financial acumen and data analysis skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Strong planning and purchasing skills
  • Negotiations skills
  • Excellent risk analysis and risk management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Deadline driven
  • Persuasive and influential

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