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Commodity Specialist (Mining / Mechanical Engineering / Strategic Sourcing / RFQ / Electrical Engineer) – Mpumalanga, South Africa

Job Reference

531 1701 MHU

Region

Southern Africa

Date Posted

January 17, 2022

Reference Number: 531 1701 MHU

 

Job Description:

Our client is a leading mining company who require a Commodity Specialist with a strong technical background. Main function is to provide support to Senior Specialist Commercial and Commodity Engineer with regards to execution of commodity strategy. Main challenges that will be faced: Providing commodity management service to multiple business units; Improve in terms of cost-effectiveness, innovation and productivity; Challenging end-users on specifications and application issues and facilitate improvement projects (money teams) with cross-functional resources.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support implementation of process and system enhancements to improve operations within commodity area
  • Act as business improvement process champion for commodity area by liaising with other departments
  • Evaluate commodity performance against best practice and actual performance
  • Support with observation, measurement and monitoring of commodities on location
  • Evaluate new and/or alternate products in conjunction with end users and submit recommendations
  • Assist in the implementation of portfolio targets in alignment with legislation and charters (e.g. Mining Charter, Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), etc.)
  • Obtain sign-off of plans for specific commodities within area of responsibility
  • Manage internal and external relations including interface with external providers or other functions responsible to ensure business needs are met
  • Support on-boarding of new suppliers and manage supplier relationships
  • Conduct supplier performance reviews
  • Adhere to functional policies, standards, guidelines, procedures, end- to-end processes, tools, templates etc.
  • Assist in standardising, simplifying and speeding-up functional processes and eliminating duplication/ bureaucracy
  • Financial management: Assist in managing and reducing costs of the sub-functions
  • Continuous improvement and functional change: Identify, advocate for and lead functional improvement and change. Create a culture of continuous improvement and change agility in function
  • Engagement/communication: Engage with managers, operations and cross- functionally with peers
  • Participate in cross functional money teams to focus on value creation initiatives
  • Provide technical inputs to end-users and commercial team members to ensure fit for purpose contracts
  • Assist with resolving technical contractual matters and ensure contracts support commodity strategy
  • Participate in cross functional money teams to focus on value creation initiatives
  • Facilitate and draft scope of work for commodity (Request for Quote (RFQ)/ Request for Proposals (RFPs)/Request for Information (RFI))
  • Assist in the maintenance of portfolio strategic contracts
  • Increase contract base by contract establishment
  • Assist in material resource planning for commodity-based purchases
  • Manage supplier and vendor performance
  • Contribute to supplier development
  • Influence supplier base in terms of involvement with local economic development initiatives

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Previous experience as Maintenance Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Reliability, Asset Manager, Electrical Engineer, Plant engineer, Production Engineer
  • ECSA registration
  • At least 3-5 years Supply Chain Management experience or commodity exposure
  • Strong mining or factories experience essential

 

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent role
  • South African citizens will only be considered

 

If you wish to apply for the position please follow the application link.

 

Please visit www.camining.com or www.mining-recruitment-jobs.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Mark Huber

Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining

 

CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

 

 

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