Procurement Manager for a 5 star Luxury Lodge in Maun, Botswana

I am searching for a dynamic, enthusiastic, service driven team player to join the Regional Procurement team for a 5 star Luxury Lodge in Maun, Botswana.

 

KEY OUTPUTS:

·     Directly manage and assume responsibility for a team of +/- 4 people

·     Co-ordinate, plan and assume overall responsibility for the procurement and distribution of all necessary supplies to the company’s 4 lodges/camps, located in the Okavango Delta

·     Purchase quality supplies in a timely manner and at the lowest cost

·     Coordinate vendor activity and negotiations

·     Establish, monitor and maintain optimal pricing with vendors

·     Review and approve purchase orders for compliance with company policy and ordering requirements

·     Take on the responsibility for efficient and cost-effective scheduling of deliveries

·     Provide necessary support for the lodges and co-ordinate the constant communication of order status

·     Maintain and improve proficiency in computerised ERP systems; be literate and functional with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel

·     Assist in the preparation and management of the departmental budget

·     Participate actively in the strategy and direction of the procurement department

o  Evaluate existing purchasing policy and recommend changes as needed, with a focus on continuously improving all aspects of the procurement process

o  Evaluate existing and potential suppliers; recommend and implement changes in suppliers, with the goal of improving the availability of supplies and to continually improve pricing and delivery standards

o  Make recommendations on the use of substitute products

·     Assist in the hiring, training, evaluating, supervising and terminating of the department personnel

·     Supervise weekly and monthly stock counts or as an when deemed necessary

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

·     Judgment and decision-making ability

·     Demonstrated integrity and ethical standards

·     Effective listening, communication (verbal and written), and negotiating skills

·     Team player who works productively with wide range of people

 

 

SKILLS REQUIRED:

·     Great Communication skills

·     Strong leadership, motivation and managerial skills

·     Superior organisational and problem-solving skills

·     Accuracy and attention to detail

·     Manages time effectively and adapts quickly to changing priorities

·     Excellent excel and data analysis skills

KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

·     Demonstrated success managing inventory and logistics

·     Experience developing and implementing strategic sourcing

·     Demonstrated competency in budgeting, forecasting and planning

·     Demonstrated competency hiring, developing and evaluating employees to achieve company and personal objectives

·     Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, inventory/warehouse management and distribution software

·     Willing to travel when required

·     Must be fluent in English.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

·     Education: Relevant degree or diploma in logistics or stock management or similar (preferred)

·     Experience: Minimum 3 years in similar position (5 years preferred)

·     Wholesale, distribution experience required,

·     Supervisory experience required

·     Superior abilities on MS Office products particularly Excel.

 

 

This is a permanent position based in Maun, Botswana. The successful candidate should have an enquiring mind, be methodical, pay attention to detail, show perseverance and patience, ability to work under pressure, ability to accept routine and mundane tasks, have high energy level, ability to overcome obstacles and persist with the task at hand, be decisive and adaptable

Please send me your CV with an recent face photograph, details of three contactable references and a letter motivating your application.

Due to the amount of CV’s we anticipate for this appointment we will only get back to those candidate who are shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.

 

 

To apply please forward your updated CV to charlee@broadhorizons.co.za