Procurement Lead - Paarl, South Africa - PepsiCo

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Paarl, South Africa

1 month ago

Thabo Mthembu

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About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream.

PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.


What we're looking for:

Responsible for leading the fruit juice concentrates, purees and fresh fruit categories within the SA Procurement Ingredients portfolio.

A big focus on cost and supply security risk management, supplier relationship management and innovation, measuring and improving supplier service performance, BBB-EE, sustainability, and achieving annual plans and delivering productivity ambition for the area of responsibility.

  • Responsible for supplier negotiation & relationship management
  • Negotiates at highest scale, executing negotiation strategy
  • Ensures implementation of bestinclass sourcing methods and tools
  • Leads the category by tracking, monitoring and reporting of supplier markets and performance for the category during the duration of contracts
  • Leads the category by identifying alternate supplier markets, supply origin diversification and localisation opportunities
  • Leads the category by implementing Pep+ initiatives (climate ambition, land use change, regenerative agriculture), monitoring and reporting of supplier sustainability programmes
  • Explains the complex internal or external (supply and demand complex, macro or geopolitical tensions) business challenge and communicates early and clearly
  • Anticipates potential supply and service risk, ideates risk mitigation and recommends execution plan
  • Stakeholder communication and influence is essential
  • BU Lead role on regular basis influencing stakeholders up to LT level
  • Works closely with sector Procurement Center of Excellence (COE) Category and Market Supply Organization (MSO) Leads and leads the execution of plans
  • Role is responsible for supporting other countries
  • Strong crossfunctional collaborator
  • Great communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in SAP, Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


What will qualify you for the role:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Seasoned procurement professional with 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Management experience is advantageous
**"PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer in line with the Employment Equity Act"

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