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 Superintendent (Reductants & Fluxes)
Posted date [2018-Apr-05] (ID: 67332)

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



To develop and manage sourcing strategies for Reductant and Flux (R&F) procurement to reduce risks, exposures and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to Samancor Chrome Group.



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

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

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 and report SHEQ status


Policies and Procedures:

Implement/Review Procurement Reductants & Fluxes and Contract Management Policies and Procedures

Manage adherence to procurement procedures and policies




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 Reductant and Fluxes Complaints System

Conduct Customer Satisfaction Surveys

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

Investigate, resolve and follow up R&F customer queries and complaints


Suppliers Relations:

Manage relationships with key Suppliers

Liaise with Suppliers and deal with supply, availability, quality and price issues

Monitor Supplier satisfaction




Procurement Management:

Evaluate stock policies and logistical services

Monitor and advise on stock levels in the Group

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:

Source and secure R&F suppliers

Negotiate contractual terms and conditions within mandates

Secure sustainable supply of strategic R&F

Mitigate risks and exposure to disruption of R&F supplies

Increase contract spend for R&F

Implement and manage Service Level Agreements


Contract Administration:

Maintain Group Contracts on behalf of Samancor Chrome (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


Reductant and Flux Management:

Advise finance of price trends for budget purposes

Implement and monitor Service Level Agreements as required

Develop formal communication and admin system

Monitor international R&F procurement trends and identify opportunities and risks



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 Group R&F requirements on a consolidated basis




Business Improvement:

Identify opportunities for improvement within the procurement pipeline

Drive improvement projects as required


BEE Initiatives:

Initiate BEE deals

Increase BEE spend on contract portfolio




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

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 benefit initiatives for Samancor Chrome to achieve identified benefit targets

Initiate and implement R&F projects

Deliver and monitor auditable benefits



Minimum Requirement:

Relevant degree or national diploma

6 years relevant experience, 2 years managerial experience

Job Title Group Procurement Superintendent (Reductants & Fluxes)
Post Details
Posted By National Appointments
Job Function Procurement - Reductants & Fluxes
Start Date Asap
Salary Negotiable depending on experience
Location Witbank
Phone No 0827907022
Email nationalapp(at)
Deadline 2018-Apr-13
Region Location -> Mpumalanga
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Procurement

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