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Procurement and Operations Manager

Industry: Other / Job Expires: 2024-07-19 00:00:00 / Location: Gauteng

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This role involves overseeing the development and execution of strategies, implementing policies, and optimizing processes to enhance productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction. A pivotal element of the role entails overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of our company, ensuring efficient and effective processes across various departments to achieve business goals and objectives.The Procurement/Operations Manager will have a large focus on Procurement and Operations to lead, direct, and coordinate our organization's operational activities. The candidate will be responsible for leading and directing the operational activities of the organization, including production, logistics, supply chain, quality control, and customer service.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, operations management, engineering, or related field; or MBA will be beneficial.
  • 5 - 10 experience plus 3 years managerial 
  • Syspro (or similar ERP) experience will be advantageous
  • Proven experience in procurement and operations management, with a track record of success in leading operational functions in a complex organization.
  • Strong understanding of business operations, supply chain management, and manufacturing processes.
  • Background of electrical power / renewable energy will be an advantage.


  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and accountability within the operations team, encouraging feedback and collaboration.
  • Collaborate & coordinate with sales, marketing, finance & other teams to forecast demand, plan production schedules, and manage resources effectively, towards achieving operational objectives.
  • Develop and manage procurement plans, budgets, financial forecasts, and cost-control measures to optimize resource allocation and maximize profitability.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, industry standards, and safety regulations in all operational activities.
  • Identify risks, vulnerabilities, and improvement opportunities in operational processes and develop strategies to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers, vendors, and service providers to negotiate contracts, resolve issues, and ensure timely delivery of goods and services.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations, including production planning, inventory management, procurement, and distribution to meet customer demand and delivery targets.
  • Oversee cross functional engagements to ensure operations are carried on in an appropriate, cost-effective way, remain on time and within a defined budget.
  • Lead change management initiatives and organisational transformation efforts to adapt to evolving market conditions and business needs.
  • Provide regular reports, updates, and presentations to leadership teams and stakeholders on operational performance, initiatives, and achievements.
  • Mentor, coach, and develop team members, providing guidance, support, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
  • Oversee development and implementation of operational policies, standards, and procedures for the organization.
  • Formulate strategic and operational objectives and tracking progress towards achieving those objectives.
  • Perform quality controls and monitor production KPIs.
  • Plan & coordinate stock take events to maintain proper control and inventory accuracy.
  • Manage procurement processes and coordinate material and resources allocation.
  • Provide oversight to ensure that all legal and regulatory documents are filled and monitor compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Address operational issues and work to solve them in an effective and timely manner.
  • Reporting to management and evaluating the efficiency of the business and its operations.
  • Provide leadership and direction to departmental managers and supervisors, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and priorities.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), metrics, and operational benchmarks to assess performance, identify areas for improvement, and drive operational excellence.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop and implement process improvements, cost-saving initiatives, and quality enhancement programs.

Required Skills

  • Ownership Mindset
  • Leadership and Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Solid supply chain management experience
  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Change Management
  • Financial Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Process Optimization
  • Continuous Improvement

Location: Benoni

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us in 4 weeks, consider your application unsuccessful.

To apply please send your CV to lethabo@heith.co.za 

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