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Senior Sourcing Specialist (IT)

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Our client, a reputable insurance group, is seeking a Senior Sourcing Specialist to develop category strategies and implement plans for the cluster of categories they are responsible for across the group, to meet group and business objectives.


  • Assemble and lead cross-functional teams to deal with specific strategic sourcing projects.
  • Always bear in mind the BU and group’s short-and medium-term goals and objectives.
  • While seeking to balance that with always pursuing the best cost option for all deals concluded.
  • Form the link between BU’s/OSU’s and any external parties e.g. vendors or providers.
  • Provide alignment with Group strategic initiatives such as Preferential Procurement objectives.
  • Have a strong focus on enabling BU’s and OSU’s to operationalise category plans and strategies through setting category policies, procedures and leading the sourcing and negotiation processes.
  • The role also focusses on knowledge and skills transfer through providing guidance and support to the Sourcing Specialists.
  • Develop Category Demand Plans that will meet purchasing customer service goals, corporate profit goals and return on equity goals.
  • Develop and drive implementation of Category Strategies (including business case development).
  • Develop and implement Category Pricing and Management Approach.
  • Develop and implement Category Policies and Group Agreements to ensure quality, delivery and cost improvements including KPI’s, scorecards etc.
  • Lead both internal and external stakeholders in Sourcing, Negotiation and Contracting Management processes. This includes negotiating short, medium-or long-term contracts/SLA’s and is accountable for measuring performance to and administering compliance of contract terms and conditions. Co-ordinates with
  • Legal to develop appropriate business terms and conditions for supply agreements and ensures adherence to corporate policy.
  • Drive sourcing savings against category budgets.
  • Monitor and Review implementation of the above through monitoring performance against goals, analyses results and initiates appropriate action for the BU’s/OSU’s to assist them to meet their business objectives.
  • Compile, interpret and enable implementation of outcomes from reports for the categories in their cluster (including BEE, Spend and related analysis).
  • Implement all resolutions passed by the Preferential Procurement Board.
  • May be required to perform other duties as instructed from time-to-time by immediate superior.
  • Identify, manage and report-on any associated Risks to mitigate the group’s exposure on procurement and related matters.
  • Conduct benchmark analyses on deals concluded.


  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement or Engineering is preferred.
  • Post-graduate studies in procurement or related subjects will be an added advantage.
  • 8-10 years of experience in a Procurement Management role in a similar organisation.
  • 5 years of experience in an IT Sourcing role in a similar organisation.
  • Experience in and good understanding of the Microsoft/Oracle/VM Ware licensing, support and maintenance contracting and entitlement.
  • Good understanding of the Microsoft/Oracle/VM Ware licensing, support and maintenance contracting and entitlement.
  • Understanding of IT infrastructure.
  • Understanding of capex and opex models.
  • Must be self-motivated with enthusiasm and strong drive for results.

Kindly note that if you do not hear back from us within two weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

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Gauteng - JHB North