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Program Purchasing Manager

Date:  04-May-2021
Country/Region:  ZA
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  18200

Title:              Program Purchasing Manager

Reports To:              Division/Region Purchasing Director


Site:                          Port Elizabeth


Essential responsibilities and duties

The Program Purchasing Manager is responsible for structuring and piloting purchasing programs of a Division/Region to guarantee achievement of the Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD) objectives. He/she manages Program Buyers and interfaces with other program team functions (engineering, sales, finance, quality,…) regarding program development.


The main missions of the role are:

    • Ensure the involvement of the Acquisition Buyers in any new project in the acquisition phase: maintain constant contact with the program management staff, appoint an Acquisition Buyer from the beginning of the pre-acquisition phase, involve expert suppliers in this phase
    • Control the supplier selection: confirm that the supplier selection is aligned with the supplier panel, attend negotiations for complex parts in collaboration with the Commodity Buyers
    • Monitor the purchasing performance of programs: ensure control of costs, respect for delivery deadlines, respect for quality requirements in accordance with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and the implementation of corrective actions
    • Manage the assigned team of Acquisition and Program Buyers
    • Ensure regular reporting for assigned programs in terms of cost, quality and delivery







The ideal candidate will have/be :


Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or Business.


Nice to have: Professional Purchasing Qualification


Experience :

    • Minimum 8 years experience in an industrial environment
    • Experience with international exposure


Nice to have:

• First experience in Program Management, Program purchasing, or other Purchasing role

• Proven experience in a management role


Skills and competencies :  

    • Knowledge of products design, development and production launch processes
    • Knowledge of APQP and program management in automotive
    • Understanding of purchasing commodity strategy
    • Fluent English


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