National Appointments
National Appointments is a generalist recruitment company that handles all levels of professional staff placing within most industries throughout South Africa and Africa.
We do however specialize in the Mining, Medical, Construction, Manufacturing and Finance industries.

Group Procurement Services Superintendent (Logistics)
Posted date [2018-Apr-05] (ID: 67331)

Our client, a leading Chrome Mining Group is looking for an experienced and qualified Group Procurement Services Superintendent (Logistics) at their Witbank corporate Division in Mpumalanga.



To develop, implement and maintain sourcing strategies for Inbound and Outbound Logistics Providers to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).



Identify and assess level of issue based risk exposures in area of responsibility by considering exposures to business, financial, legal issues, people, equipment, material, environment, processes, etc.

Consider the level of risk, apply mitigation and implement control measures for residual risk (set objectives, minimum requirements, etc.)

Manage SHEQ compliance within the Department/Section through effective use of the Toolbox

Utilise the Information Management System (IMS) to analyse, identify trends, initiate, mitigate, investigate and report SHEQ status

Ensure group compliance with Railway Safety Regulator licensing and other requirements

Establishment, renewal and negotiation of Property Lease agreements – logistics related assets

Conduct service provider reconciliations, capturing and confirm with finance department for payment.


Policies and Procedures:

Develop the customer service policy

Implement/Review Contract Management Policies and Procedures

Manage adherence to procurement procedures




Manage the Section:

Ensure an enabling climate/culture

Manage labour stability by minimising labour turnover

Manage performance against set targets and competencies

Ensure IDP’s are linked to performance results and implemented as per plan

Conduct career discussions and implement actions with all identified talent (quarterly)

Ensure discipline is maintained (absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc.)

Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance levels

Appoint new people against Job Profiles




Customer Relations:

Manage relationships with key stakeholders

Interact with customers and familiarise yourself with operational concerns and any inherent peculiarities

Provide customer service and ensure customer satisfaction and competitive practice throughout the Samancor Chrome environment

Achieve agreed KPI targets

Implement Raw Materials & Logistics Customer Complaints System

Conduct Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Establish and maintain effective communication channels and networks between customers and suppliers

Resolve customer queries / complaints


Suppliers Relations:

Manage relationships with key Suppliers

Ensure agreed transport rates are implemented and escalate deviations

Liaise with Suppliers and deal with logistical issues

Monitor Supplier satisfaction




Procurement Strategy:

Develop and manage the road transport marketing strategy

Identify and develop local road transporters within the area of operations


Procurement Management:

Evaluate logistic services

Deliver on agreed Balanced Scorecard objectives


Supplier Management:

Review existing arrangements to drive down TCO for both Samancor Chrome and our Suppliers

Identify, develop and implement opportunities to leverage the group position in the market place


Contract Management:

Negotiate contractual terms and conditions within mandates

Implement and manage Service Level Agreements

Source and secure Inbound and Outbound Logistics Service providers

Implement and manage Transport Contractor Service Level Agreements

Mitigate risks and exposure to disruption of transport services

Increase contract spend for Inbound and Outbound Logistics Service providers


Contract Administration:

Maintain Group Contracts on behalf of the Contract Owner (Price, terms and conditions)

Maintain contractual documentation and systems

Handle contract queries from all stakeholders, follow-up, liaise and provide feedback

Create and maintain Group Contracts on behalf of Samancor Chrome

Update Contract information on SAP and DOCIT


Market Indicators:

Update and maintain indices data, compare and verify Supplier price increase notifications accordingly


Transport Logistics:

Monitor Transport Logistics systems and processes and identify opportunities and risks

Liaise with Site Logistics to manage transport movements between Suppliers, Sites and Customers

Plan, manage and communicate the train service

Monitor and manage the routing and scheduling function



Determine customer requirements and research market, commodities and suitable suppliers

Compile tender documents and contracts

Prepare, coordinate and adjudicate tenders

Negotiate final terms and conditions in conjunction with internal customers

Conduct Supplier site audits

Research Market and Commodities



Analyse Transport Logistics data and reports



Business Improvement:

Identify opportunities for improvements within the Procurement pipeline



Initiate level 3 BBBEE deals

Identify and assist in implementation of ESD initiatives

Increase BBBEE spend




Financial Management:

Manage the Procurement budget

Assist the Manager in the preparation of budgets, cost and/or any other shipping related reporting

Control costs in area of responsibility

Ensure Corporate Governance

Comply with Financial Policies and Procedures

Protect company assets

Reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and establish a competitive advantage through proactive procurement


Cost/Value Optimisation:

Identify and drive savings initiatives for Samancor Chrome to achieve identified saving targets

Deliver and monitor auditable benefits



Relevant Engineering degree or national diploma

6 years’ relevant experience including: commercial contracts, contract negotiation and logistics operation management

2 years’ managerial experience

6 Sigma Green Belt Minimum



Project management specifically with regards to continuous improvement and project management

SAP Certification

Job Title Group Procurement Services Superintendent (Logistics)
Post Details
Posted By National Appointments
Job Function Logistics
Start Date Asap
Salary Negotiable depending on experience
Location Witbank
Phone No 0827907022
Email nationalapp(at)
Deadline 2018-Apr-14
Region Location -> Mpumalanga
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Procurement

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