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Sourcing & Contract Specialists

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Position: . Sourcing & Contract Specialists and Managers (Multiple Roles)
Type: . 6 Months Contract (Possibility to extend)
Reports to: . Regional Category Manager
Work location: . Johannesburg / Virtual

Axis Group International is looking for multiple Sourcing and Contract Advisors in the Johannesburg area with the ability to work in our client’s offices and/or remotely.

The ideal candidates will report into the Regional Category Manager and Technical teams for a Large Global Diversified Miner with a strong presence in South Africa.

Position Summary

The ideal candidate for this position is a sourcing & contract specialist with experience in global mining operations. The candidate will be expected to source and contract regional and BU contracts in a commoditized and centrally managed manner, to ensure security of supply and optimise supplier performance and value in the allocated portfolio. The candidate will also identify ways to support specific safety, health & sustainability opportunities and risks and include these in enquiries and contractual documentation relating to allocated portfolio.  The candidate must incorporate Contractor Performance Management requirements in contracts to ensure that suppliers meet delivery expectations in a way that reduces safety related incidents. The candidate must also identify value creation opportunities that will deliver safety and social performance requirements for contracting with responsible suppliers.

Key Responsibilities:

Delivery & Performance

  • Implement a relevant Supply Chain strategy and ensure that critical tasks, performance targets, plans and budgets are adhered to with consideration of risk identification, mitigation, Sourcing & Contracts
  • Embrace an agile Supply Chain by being adaptive and flexible to accommodate and focus on emerging and changing business priorities Commercial Value Delivery & Supplier Partnering
  • Understand regional strategic priorities and develop relevant Sourcing & Contracting strategies to support business needs. Implement value creation and supplier engagement strategies that align to the overall global Supply Chain strategy, critical tasks, performance targets and Business Unit priorities. Manage relationships with strategic suppliers, to drive change in value and deliver innovative solutions that position the organization as a partner of choice
  • Optimize value through innovation and growth throughout the relationship life cycle
  • Deliver planning and scheduling for regional, BU & corporate routine and tactical activities sourcing and contract activities
  • Identify, enable & track value and inclusive procurement opportunities, commercial initiatives, and specific resource requirements. Track and monitor progress tracking against sourcing & contracts targets.
  • Identify, enable, and track opportunities
  • Provide proactive visibility and continuous improvement of sourcing and contracts pipeline related to allocated portfolio
  • Ensure cross collaboration between internal and external stakeholders Commercial Agreements
  • Implement the sourcing Value Delivery Plans for tactical and routine corporate/regional/BU contracts in an allocated portfolio in an accurate, timely and value driven manner
  • Ensure cross collaboration between internal and external stakeholders
  • Understand community specific needs and identify value creation opportunities to address these. Drive a culture of community development and inclusive procurement with stakeholders that are aligned to the global and regional Inclusive Procurement strategies
  • Support the global Inclusive Procurement team to identify supplier development needs and opportunities and support the development of solutions Sustainability & Social. Develop and maintain relationships with existing suppliers and new partners within the supply market

Operational Excellence

  • Investigate digitization opportunities with suppliers, develop compelling business cases and collaborate with stakeholders for potential implementation
  • Embrace a Supply Chain team culture of diversity and inclusiveness
  • Support team’s adherence to planned timeframes on contracts and/or modifications of sourcing activities
  • Support cross functional team interactions with internal stakeholders to execute category management activities Governance & Compliance
  • Ensure compliance to Supply Chain Governance requirements, and applicable legislative requirements pertaining to all Sourcing and Contracting Activities. Regular, timeous, and accurate reporting pertaining to all portfolio activities


  • An undergraduate qualification – bachelor’s degree level in Sourcing and Supply chain or equivalent, alternatively relevant tertiary qualification (MCIPS) and proven track record of extensive practical experience in a role and context of similar complexity (minimum 6 years)
  • Good technical knowledge across the SC value chain
  • Strong Sourcing and Contracting abilities and integration of Commercial and PSC
  • Supplier Management & Purchasing sub disciplines
  • Safety & Sustainability as it relates to Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Strong commercial and business case development
  • Excellent Negotiation skills
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Critical and systems thinking capability
  • Sourcing and Contracting
  • Integrated Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
  • Supply Chain Systems and Processes
  • Transactional Procurement Management
  • Commercial Negotiation
  • Project Management and Planning
  • Performance Management & Reporting
  • Systemic, knowledge-based problem-solving approach
  • Sustainable and Responsible Supply Chain Drive, determination, persistence, and commitment to apply the other elements of capability to complete safe, sustainable productive work in a way that supports the company’s purpose, goals, desired culture, and values.
  • Create an agile, focused working environment
  • Ability to communicate in English (advanced level for verbal and written)
  • Able to work very effectively in a virtual environment with own team, key internal & external stakeholders, and suppliers
  • Ability to work in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment

If you are interested in joining a dynamic, multi-cultural environment where you can make a difference by sharing your skills, experience, and commitment to excellence, please send your CV to

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