Executive: CB Procurement



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Job Title
Executive: CB Procurement
Business Unit
Service Organisation
Consumer and Small Business
CSB: Retail Finance
Number of Positions
Job Type Classification
Location – Town / City
JD Attachment
Executive Procurement.pdf (34.78 kb) – 1/12/2021 3:32:13 PM
Core Description
Responsible for driving the development of category practices including but not limited to OEM Device Agreements, Accessories Agreements, Contact Centres Agreements, Debt Collection Agreements, Managed Services (DLCM Warehousing/ Retail Operations), PBX Services, SIM Cards, Marketing, Mobile Network Equipment, Call Centre Customer and associated Customer experience infrastructure & support, DLCM supply chain, Exclusive channels, Point of Sale infrastructure and support. Overall category and sourcing strategy definition and deployment with a view to maximize total cost of ownership savings and procurement value contribution through effective leadership, in line with the Telkom Procurement Policy and aligned to Telkom’s corporate objectives.
FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE Spend & Demand Analysis; Specification Analysis; Supply Market & Competitor Analysis; Value Chain & Total Cost Analysis; Strategic Category Management; Value Identification; Tendering; Contracting/ Legal; Content Management; Reporting & Procurement Controlling; Procurement Applications & MDM; Operational Contract Management; Supplier Relationship Management; Procure to Pay; Spot Buy Execution; e-Sourcing Event Execution FUNCTIONAL SKILLS Communicating with Impact; Drive for Results; Team Working; Customer Management; Building Relationship; Project Management & Planning; Strategic Agility; Challenging & Influencing; Process & Policy Adherence; Business and financial analysis; Dealing with Ambiguity; Holding People Accountable; Leading High Performance Teams; Managing & Leading Change ATTITUDES/ LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES Thought Leadership: Developing strategies/ Providing insights; Generating ideas; Exploring possibilities; Examining information; Adopting practical approaches Market Leadership: Developing expertise; Challenging ideas; Interacting with people; Understanding people; Seizing opportunities; Managing tasks Business Leadership: Pursuing goals; Taking action; Upholding standards; Managing tasks; Seizing opportunities People Leadership: Making decisions; Empowering individuals; Challenging ideas; Directing people; Convincing people; Interacting with people Personal Leadership: Embracing change; Thinking positively; Showing composure; Understanding people; Valuing individuals; Team working Values Aligned with Telkom Values (CHART)
Job Responsibilities
See JD for detailed responsibilities:
Required Certification
None, Procurement certification will be beneficial
Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain or Commerce or Logistics/ Fleet Management or Business/ Commerce (NQF level 7), preferred a BCom degree
At least 10 years experience in the Strategic Sourcing/ Procurement with 3 years specifically related to OEM Device sourcing
Special Requirements
Must have a good understanding of the professional business services/ marketing industry, device OEM market and trends. Expert knowledge of professional business services market, suppliers and trends. Knowledge of device trends, different OEM#s and market in general. Knowledge of Telkom procurement policy and governance guidelines. Knowledge of the Preferential Procurement Framework Act, NDP, NIPC, ICT sector guides and B-BBEE codes. Knowledge and experience in complex negotiations, contracts management, business finance and strategic cost management. Must have a track record of building and managing long term internal and external business relationships. A visionary leader with the force of personality to lead and inspire his/her procurement team and succeed in a fast changing and highly competitive market, keeping the team focused on breakthrough procurement strategies and tactics to best leverage a limited procurement budget. A deep understanding and of corporate functions at the business level and how to leverage this understanding during negotiations and in crafting strategic relationships with vendors. A passionate executive and skilled communicator who can articulate both the Telkom vision and market position in a clear and compelling way that immediately generates excitement, enthusiasm and a commitment to team members, peers and external partners. Strong executive presence and credibility; with a focus on unquestionable integrity and management skills that allow for instant credibility with employees, peers and both internal and external customers. Experience in supporting transformation and change management initiatives. A deep understanding of Procurement processes and Supply Chain.
Please note that preference may be given to Employment Equity candidates (including people with disabilities)