Establish procurement strategies for acquisition; receive and track project materials to optimize quality, cost, and timely delivery criteria.
Track supplier performance standards, and conduct ongoing evaluation.
Conduct research via the Internet, catalogues, trade publications, and trade shows to identify potential suppliers.
Interview prospective suppliers either face-to-face or over the phone to determine prices, discounts, terms, etc. , then create spreadsheets with vendor & product or service comparisons of prospective suppliers to support management decisions.
Prepare, maintain and review purchasing files and records, price lists and the status of requisitions, contracts and orders
Approve bills for payment, monitor subcontractor performance and calculate the cost of orders
Prepare procurement execution plans and oversee the full array of materials
Supervise orders and arrange stocking of raw materials and equipment to ensure they meet needs
Plan and track the shipment of final products according to customer requirements
Prepare accurate reports for upper management
Supervise driver team and ensure work planning, training and HSE standards.
Manage vehicle allocation and planning up to one month in advance.
The Ideal Candidate
Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years of direct procurement / logistics experience required.
Experience in customer service
Knowledge of laws, regulations and ISO requirements
Ability to work with little supervision and track multiple processes
Computer skills with a working knowledge of logistics software (ERP)
Outstanding organizational and coordination abilities
Understanding of security industry with hands on experience in procurement, logistics or project management
Experience in Purchasing
Management and coordination of Purchasing activities with relation to Cost, Delivery and Quality performance
Strong leadership skills and proven experience in staff development.
Ability to take a proactive approach to overcome challenges and achieve results.
Result orientated and confident
Proven appreciation of customer service expectations and cost demands of business.
Commercial and financial acumen
Developing subordinates skills and competencies and defines development needs
Timely , quality decision making
About The Company
G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.
G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.
G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees.
G4S operates in over 25 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent. At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions.
We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy.
We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce.
G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are :
We act with Integrity and Respect - Our business activities and relationships are built on trust, honesty and openness. We do what we promise and always strive to do the right thing.
We listen. We treat our colleagues, customers and those in our care with the utmost respect.
We are passionate about Safety, Security and Service Excellence - We are passionate about working safely and take great care to protect our colleagues and customers from harm.
We are experts in security and use that knowledge to protect our customer’s assets. We keep our promises and are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service.
We achieve this through Innovation and Teamwork - We invest in technology and best practice to continuously improve the products and services we offer.
We challenge ourselves to find new ways of helping our customers achieve their goals. We work together as a team, valuing everyone’s contribution, to ensure we achieve the best results for our customers and our business.
Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.