November 17, 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Type
Job Category
General management, Marketing, key account, trading (retail and export), Procurement, buying/purchasing
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A leading supplier of animal health and nutrition products to the Southern African market is recruiting a Commercial Manager, based in Johannesburg.

Purpose of the job: Accountability for the achievement of gross margin % targets through efficient purchasing of raw materials and setting of appropriate selling price strategies as well as ensuring optimal stock levels and accuracy

Required outputs: Functional

o Accountability for the achievement Gross Margin % targets.
o Maintenance of selling prices to ensure margins are maintained at desired levels.
o Managing the company’s Animal Health sourcing of raw materials and supply chain.
o Sourcing reliable suppliers and vendors.
o Responsible for strategizing and negotiating with suppliers and vendors in order to acquire the most effective deals and to reduce procurement expenses.
o Setting sourcing and procurement policies and processes
o Ensuring quality control of raw materials sourced
o Developing procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective
o Reviewing existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure ongoing feasibility
o Building and maintaining long term relationships with vendors and suppliers
o Approving purchase orders and organizing and confirming delivery of goods and services
o Tracking orders through the shipping department to ensure timeous inventory receipts
o Preparing procurement reports.
o Ensure stock optimisation: adequate raw materials available for production within working capital constraints as well as being accountable for stock accuracy
o Interacting with the sales, production, technical, and quality teams to ensure the cohesive management of stock.

Qualifications , Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

• Matric / Grade 12 or NQF equivalent
• Degree in Commercial, Supply Chain Management or BSc Animal Health.
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in Procurement and Supplier relationships.
• Exposure to supply chain will be advantageous.

Personal attributes:

Competencies (skills, knowledge and characteristics)
Time Management
Attention to detail
Team Work
Safety Awareness

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