Sourcing Consultant (procurement), Cape Town

Last update 2024-04-17
Expires 2024-05-17
ID #1755742054
Sourcing Consultant (procurement), Cape Town
South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
Modified July 29, 2023


Job DescriptionThe Sourcing Consultant will execute simple to complex sourcing projects, from start to finish, including but not limited to – sourcing requests validation per client guidelines, requirements analysis for the bid packages, communicating with client requesters to close any data gaps, prepare and publish the package to the identified suppliers for bidding purposes, following up with suppliers to ensure adequate participation, and summarizing proposals back to the requestor.Key Responsibilities:Provides sourcing services (RFP, RFI, FRQ)  to our clients based on predefined service levels, managing simple to complex projects simultaneouslyLead and execute the sourcing process from start to finish, e.g. RFx development, reverse auctions, data analysis etcA strong understanding of the reverse auction methodology and concepts that apply to various sourcing scenarios: Lotting, Pricing, Supplier Communications, stakeholder change management. Collaborate with Client Category Managers and/or SMEs on project strategy and tailor sourcing execution based on direction provided by themEvaluate project scope and determine sourcing approach and methodology to be applied; develop and/or customize various templates including RFx, pricing, and proposal evaluationPerform in depth analysis of proposals submitted, draw conclusions, prepare comprehensive summaries, and present back to the client in a concise mannerDevelop and maintain comprehensive project documentationConduct peer reviews for other team member’s projects and check for quality, consistency and compliance with sourcing methodology and client specific requirementsQualificationsRelevant tertiary qualificationAdditional InformationExperience Required:3-5 years of experience (2+ years of experience in sourcing & procurement) in initiating, executing, evaluating and managing strategic sourcing activitiesKey Attributes Required:Strong eSourcing skills, including sourcing methodology, eSourcing technology, RFX development and managementStrong customer service orientation including demonstrated issue resolution and relationship management skillsStrong analytical skills and ability to work with data in Excel using pivot tables and various other key Excel functions to analyze, organize and present dataAbility to follow a process based on documented guidelines with minimal supervisionAbility to summarize a large amount of quantitative and qualitative information in support of developing RFx packagesProficiency in eSourcing tools (Coupa, Ariba, Procuri, Iasta, Zycus, ERP eSourcing module)Basic negotiation skills

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Sourcing consultant (procurement)

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