Procurement Manager – Gauteng

Avroy Shlain

Salary package:

  • Gross salary = R55K p/month (14% provident fund is deducted from the gross salary)
  • Benefits:
    • Medical aid 50% company contribution on any Discovery health option excluding Executive plan
    • Stannic petrol card for business use
    • Cellphone allowance of R1100 per month
    • Fringe benefit- product at cost to the value of R175 per month

Position Objectives

Responsible for the establishment and implementation of a value added inward Procurement function that services the needs of all internal partners, contributing to the profitability of the company, whilst at the same time developing healthy dynamic relationships with suppliers and other service providers.

The ultimate goal is to provide optimal levels of inventory and ensure that goods and services are available at the correct quality, quantity and cost.

Specific Accountabilities


  • Manage and control the procurement function to deliver and support company strategies and objectives.
  • Identify and implement initiatives to manage and limit risks to the company in respect of variables within the inbound supply chain (like Exchange rate exposure, commercial and competitive risks, supply partnerships).
  • Negotiate annual cost increases with suppliers.
  • Implement and enforce procurement best practices within the company that protects and benefits the company.
  • Implement and manage Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) with selected suppliers and manage supplier performance against agreed deliverables.
  • Provide value added services to all internal partners that enhance the profitability and efficiency of the company.
  • Ensure that the practices and processes of the Procurement function are at all times aligned to the Tupperware Brands Global Business Standards and Code of Conduct.
  • Establish formal processes that govern the procurement of goods and services by the company.

Inventory Control:

  • Manage stock replenishment through Inter Branch Transfers (IBTs) within the various warehouses.
  • Ensure Readiness meetings take place to ensure the company is ready for the upcoming campaign.
  • Ensure Inventory meetings are held monthly to discuss stock holding status.
  • Ensure Out of stock reports are generated daily.
  • Ensure stock holding agreements are negotiated, monitored monthly and report given to Directors.
  • Ensure Cycle counts are generated daily or monthly and feedback given to relevant parties.


  • Source and select new suppliers, validate and approve suppliers.
  • Ensure there is an approved supplier database in terms of ABC listings.
  • Interface with both existing and new suppliers to leverage innovative technologies, processes, products or services that could provide benefits for the company.
  • Identify, manage and drive value-engineering initiatives within the company.
  • All high spend items / services to go out on tender yearly, unless otherwise agreed.
  • Ensure contracts are signed for spend suppliers.
  • Make use of competitive bidding processes.
  • Review alternative source of supply for packaging and raw materials to drive cost and value engineering in partnership with QA and Technical Support Manager.
  • Ensure the Tupperware code of conduct and Confidentiality agreement is signed by all existing and potential suppliers.

Inbound Product Supply:

  • Manage and control all Third Party Manufacturer’s (TPMs) to ensure that product supply is optimal in respect of quality, quantity, cost and service aspects.
  • Interface continuously with the Marketing department to ensure that forecasting and planning is optimal.
  • Ensure orders if needed are expedited or de-expedited.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with TPM’s, establish SLA’s with identified suppliers and manage the suppliers in terms of the SLA.
  • Control of all Purchase Orders for audit purposes (closed, current, amended and cancelled orders).

General Management and Administration:

  • Ensure Housekeeping, Safety and Security standards are maintained at all times.
  • Ensure 6S and other Lean principles are implemented and maintained.
  • Due to the dynamic and innovative nature of the Direct Selling environment, it is a general requirement of the position to continuously adapt the job responsibilities and accountabilities within the overall scope of the position as head of the business unit, to accommodate or modified business and functional demands.
  • Compile weekly and monthly reports that may be needed from time to time regarding the Supply Chain department.
  • Ensure all processes are documented, trained and signed off by the relevant team member.
  • Hold regular one to one’s, as well as team meetings.
  • Ensure direct reports are trained and mentored.
  • Ensure all anti-trust laws are adhered to, as well as the Tupperware Brands code of conduct for the whole team.
  • Due to the varied job content and the unpredictable and varied demand on resources, the Supply Chain Manager will have to be flexible in approach and will be required to assist other staff members with their tasks.
  • Project a professional well organized business image in support of the company’s vision, mission and value system.
  • Pro-actively identify areas of potential problems and initiate contingency plans. Monitor and implement corrective action when a solution has been found.

Global Procurement Council:

  • Present and record cost savings and avoidances to the company. The quantum of savings is to be negotiated and agreed yearly in terms of Vigilance savings.
  • Take part in global conference calls and initiatives.
  • Ensure all reports are done in line with deadlines from global.

Cost control:

  • Provide input during the annual budgeting process:
  • Develop a detailed expense budget.
  • Justify additional or reduced budgets.
  • Budget management (fixed & variable costs) monthly.
  • Financial management within the department, continuously striving to reduce cost or minimise increases.

Education & Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in a related discipline – Supply Chain/Procurement
  • 8 years Managerial experience in a production and procurement discipline
  • Computer literacy
  • Working knowledge of foreign and international trade is advisable.
  • Knowledge of project management, supply chain principles, manufacturing processes and constraints, financial analysis and cost accountant principles

 Key Accountabilities

  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to analyse information effectively
  • Negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Drive for results
  • Action orientated
  • Organisational sensitivity and awareness
  • Process driven
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Problem solving
  • Building effective teams
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict Management
  • Attention to detail
  • Priority setting
  • Delegation
  • Strategic agility
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Influencing

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact Patricia Mathuloe, HR Manager

Phone:011 655 3520 | Mobile:083 415 7275 |