Manager Group: Procurement

O&L Centre

O&L Centre is recruiting a Manager Group: Procurement, to be based in Windhoek, Namibia.
  • The main purpose of the Group Manager Procurement is to oversee and manage the Procure to Pay process of the organization at group level
  • To oversee and ensure that the organization's purchasing and sourcing strategies align with its overall business objectives while optimizing costs, mitigating risks, and maintaining high-quality standards
  • Strategic Objectives:
  • Design, own, manage and implement the O&L Group Procure to Pay strategy
  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of the group-wide Procurement Framework
  • Develop and Manage Procurement Policies, Procedures, Processes, and systems
  • Promote and adhere to a compliance culture where risks, issues and the effectiveness of controls can openly be addressed, discussed, and challenged
  • Provide support, guidance, and implementation assistance to all Operating Companies in support of their individual strategic outputs
  • Develop Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing practices, integrating sustainability and ethical considerations into the procurement process
  • Work with suppliers who adhere to responsible business practices, such as environmental stewardship and fair labour standards
  • Corporate Governance:
  • Ensure that all procurement activities comply with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. This includes anti-corruption measures and adherence to competition laws
  • Liaising with OPCO MD’s and chairmen of the various Operating Companies
  • Prepare and present organizational Board Reports
  • Report to the Group Procurement Committee
  • Operational Objectives:
  • Cost Savings and Cost Optimization: The primary objective is to identify cost-saving opportunities and implement strategies to optimize procurement processes
  • This involves negotiating favourable contracts, exploring bulk/group purchasing opportunities, and leveraging economies of scale
  • Cross-Functional Cost Optimization: Initiate projects that involve cross-functional collaboration to optimize costs across departments, identifying opportunities for group purchasing, and standardizing procurement practices
  • Reporting & Forecasting:
  • Procurement Performance Metrics: Provide regular reports on key performance indicators (KPIs) related to procurement
  • Budget and Expenditure Reports: Report on the procurement budget, actual expenditures, and any variances
  • Supplier Management Reports: Include updates on supplier onboarding, supplier diversification, and supplier performance evaluations
  • Contract Management Reports: Provide information on the status of contracts, including their renewal and expiration dates, compliance with contract terms, and any issues or disputes related to contracts
  • Risk Management Reports: Report on identified procurement-related risks, their potential impact on the organization, and the mitigation strategies in place
  • Innovation & Special projects: Develop, Maintain, and Support Group procurement project/initiatives
  • Post Graduate Commerce Degree with specialization in Sourcing and/or Supply Chain Management with a minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience of which 5 years should have been on a management level
  • Experience in the FMCG industry (Preferably Food or Beverage)
  • Professional knowledge of business factors effecting the supply chain, as well as latest trends in purchasing & supply chain management
  • Valid code 08 driver’s license
  • Experience in leading high investment sourcing initiatives and projects would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of and exposure to international procurement and import would be an advantage
  • Skills:
  • Strategic thinking and decision-making skills
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Planning, organizing, flexibility and adaptability skills
  • Attention to detail, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Customer service orientated, influencing and negotiation skills
  • The ability to build a successful team and strategic relationships
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
This vacancy is no longer accepting applications


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for vacancies through

Read Article