Category Procurement Advisor - Johannesburg, South Africa - De Beers Group of Companies

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Company Description

  • Anglo American's purpose is to reimagine mining to improve people's lives and is committed to creating a Living Mine that brings positive value to the people and environment where we operate.

Supply Chain is positioning itself for the future, by becoming more purpose-driven in aid of realizing the Anglo American purpose and driving to be more agile and resilient.

Central to being more purpose-driven is delivering significantly more positive impact within our host communities, acting as supplier interface to provide velocity to our innovation, technical & sustainability change programme, that includes improved safety performance through the deployment of our Contractor Performance Mgmt (CPM)work program and Operational Risk Mgmt in our warehouses, as well as overall delivery of significantly more sustainable value.

To build a more agile and resilient Supply Chain the commoditized execution and digitalization of processes is a key focus whilst driving operational excellence.

Job Description:

  • The role will provide efficient and effective commercial activities relating to underground mining equipment regional categories that delivers improved business performance through commercial agreements, enabling innovation, supplier partnering and internal stakeholder collaboration.

Main accountabilities:

Support the development of Underground Mining Equipment category, sourcing and contracting strategies and plans through data gathering and analysis and responsibly execute allocated sourcing & contracting activities.

Maintain relationships with strategic suppliers, to drive step change in value and deliver innovative solutions that position Anglo American as a partner of choice.

Optimize value through innovation, risk mitigation and growth throughout the relationship life cycle.

Follow a set of global standards for suppliers and contractors to enable delivery in a safe and socially acceptable way and ensure that the organisation sources from responsible suppliers.

Support the implementation of commercial strategies to support business needs and improve value delivery

Provide support with regards to negotiations and finalising Framework Agreements and implement category strategy at regional/local level.

Adhereto value creation and supplier engagement strategies that align to the overall global Supply Chain strategy, critical tasks, performance targets and Business Unit priorities.

Responsible for compiling and executing allocated sourcing events, contracting and contract management (including administration), supplier/contract performance management and initiative management.

Support with the effective execution of contracts administrative duties like price files, variations and amendments

Implement value delivery plans for routine and tactical sourcing & contracting and contractor management activities

Execute effective and efficient commercial activities relating to corporate, regional or BU contracts in a timely and value driven manner, including timeous and accurate capturing of price updates for contracts in the system

Create proactive visibility and continuous improvement of sourcing and contracts pipeline related to allocated portfolio

Regular, timeous and accurate reporting pertaining to routine and tactical sourcing & contracting activities

Implement value opportunities and mitigate risks pertaining to the portfolio

Support a culture of Sustainable Value through ESG, TCO initiatives, innovation, working capital and cost reduction

Provide support with the implementation of sustainable value creation strategies, initiatives and associated business cases, that advance Anglo American technical, community, sustainability, and financial ambitions

Build and maintain relationships with suppliers, to drive step change in value and deliver innovative solutions

Provide support regarding supplier performance management of select suppliers and address escalated issues


  • Qualifications:
An undergraduate qualification - Bachelor degree level or equivalent, alternatively relevant tertiary qualification and proven track record of extensive practical experience in a role and context of similar complexity


You must have the experience of Underground Mining Equipment or Open-Cut Mining Equipment category procurement/management

Good technical knowledge across the SC value chain

Sourcing and Contracting

Ability to integrate Commercial, PSC, Supplier Management & Purchasing sub disciplines

  • Safety & Sustainability as it relates to Supply Chain & Inclusive Procurement
Strong commercial and business case development


Supplier Relationship Management

Critical and systems thinking capability


**Additional Information

  • How we are committed to your safety**Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day's work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the indust

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