CSIR Labs Vacancies – Procurement Specialist

Website Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Job Description:

The CSIR has a vacancy for Procurement Specialist in the Supply Chain Management portfolio. The incumbents will establish and maintain procurement activities on a day to day operational and transactional level. The position is in Pretoria.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assess and implement automation of processes to improve service delivery;
  • Ensure effective and timely response to user calls related to orders and deliveries;
  • Manage procurement transactional services ensuring reduction in purchase order cycle times and tracking supplier performance against targets;
  • Ensure the Procurement portfolio’s compliance with CSIR policies, procedures and IT standards focussing on standardisation of processes;
  • Keep abreast with business systems and new developments;
  • Collect macro- and micro-level market intelligence and analyze spend data;
  • Expedite orders to monitor quality, on time deliveries, preferential procurement and savings;
  • Document and assess internal stakeholders’ business and sourcing objectives;
  • Source suppliers that meet the CSIR procurement criteria and ensure compliance to the CSIR’s B-BBEE policy and programme;
  • Determine the total value of identified commodities and report accordingly to management;

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to meet demanding deadlines and good interpersonal skills; and
  • Excellent communication skills and strong customer service focus.
  • Sourcing, buying, negotiation, planning and organising skills.
  • Supplier evaluation experience and thorough understanding of business processes.
  • Contract management skills and e-procurement knowledge.
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and problem-solving ability.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Thorough working experience on construction related tenders.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent three-year purchasing qualification with at least five years’ experience in procurement.
  • Good understanding and experience of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Good understanding of the CIDB Act.
  • Good understanding of designated sector procurement.

Job Details:

Company: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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