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Head of Procurement Sub Saharan Africa

ALPLA PACKAGING SA (PTY) LTD / Samrand / South Africa / Purchase

What you will enjoy doing

You will be responsible to manage the purchasing department and to oversee daily purchasing activities. This role ensures that all purchasing processes are in place and that purchases are made at the lowest cost with highest quality, support safe operations and are consistent with the needs of our production plants.


  • Improve existing purchasing processes, create and define missing purchasing processes with the aim to reduce costs and improve customer service
  • Manage the procurement team setup to conduct all activities efficiently and economically
  • Issue POs for raw materials, spare parts, special equipment / machinery etc. and monitor delivery of materials and services until the ordered goods reach the plants (communicating with customs, banks, custom release etc.)
  • Prepare and execute supply agreements, which will protect the Company against missed deliveries, shortages, outages, poor material quality etc.
  • Maintain vendor network to support the planned production volume
  • Develop new sources of supply to offer lower cost alternatives. Monitor market conditions and communicate potential changes that could affect costs and/or schedules
  • Conduct ongoing communication, and negotiation, with established vendors and new vendors
  • Prepare, analyze and monitor weekly and monthly purchasing reports in eMIS & ALPLAProd
  • Closely collaborate with all relevant departments (Operations, Import, Finance etc.) and corporate purchasing to meet plant metrics and goals
  • Improve & facilitate communication with internal plant departments and ALPLA Headquarters in Hard
  • Ensure continuous material flow (to avoid shortages)
  • Consolidate Material Purchase Orders in order to decrease prices & achieve savings
  • Improve Purchasing workflow & department structure through implementation ALPLAProd
  • Ensure suppliers comply with BBBEE requirements
  • Drive and implement Key Procurement components of BBBEE requirements

What makes you great

  • University degree in Engineering / Business or equivalent with 10+ years of procurement experience within a manufacturing company
  • A strong understanding of business law, country regulations for import, raw material sourcing, procurement of technical parts, and outstanding negotiation skills
  • Proven track of building up a team and leading people
  • Ability to organize diverse information, analyse and solve disputes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with people inside and outside the organization are required
  • Strong understanding of factors that influence manufacturing, cost and quality of operations is preferred

What you can expect working with us

  • Market related Salary
  • Working for a global company

Contact person
Sarah Moolla , Human Resources

30 Landmarks Avenue, Kosmosdal Ext 11, 0157Samrand, South Africa
T 058 624 2200,

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