Landside Transport Procurement Manager - #305651


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time
Would you like to be part of a value-driven, commercially oriented international environment where we enable global trade every day? We are looking for a Landside Transport Procurement Manager to join our team in either Cape Town, Johannesburg, or Durban As the Landside Transport Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for variable spend in Southern Africa & Islands (SAI), and inland transportation (primarily containerized trucking and FTL, LTL) procurement and contract management activities. This role will be based in the front line of our business to ensure that the procurement function is close to the market and Maersk’s local strategic objectives. The role will also form part of the wider Regional (IMEA) Procurement setup where there will be an opportunity to be part of a large global community of Procurement professionals WHAT WE OFFER: When you join Maersk, you’ll find that the world is your workplace. You’ll work in a culturally diverse, stimulating environment, surrounded by new ideas and different ways of doing things. We believe in individual performance within highly professional teams supported by our distinctive values. To us teamwork means acceptance, respect, dedication, and the idea that we can achieve more when we all pull together Living our values means competing in the marketplace in an ethical way so our name is synonymous with being a credible and valuable business partner. Through Constant Care and Humbleness, we strive to prepare for the future, while never forgetting that our customers and competitors are key to our ability to improve. In our daily work Uprightness and Our Employees mean that transparency and accountability in everything we do go hand in hand with being an inspiring, challenging place to work. At Maersk, we take pride in hiring the best person for the job – irrespective of gender, age, nationality, or religious belief KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage complex procurement projects within operations in Southern Africa to ensure alignment between costs, commercial needs and operational execution
  • Accountable for integrating Contract Management frameworks to help ensure cost leadership, compliance and best in class supplier performance
  • Accountability for problem solving, analytical work, and driving insights from this to procurement and business functions
  • Lead negotiations and coordinating Service Level Agreements between Maersk and its suppliers
  • Perform supplier market analysis and organize market intelligence
  • Cooperate closely with colleagues within the Area, Region and Global functions
  • Travel within the Southern African region is to be expected
  • Relevant qualification in Business/Supply Chain Management or a related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Logistics, specifically Inland Transportation and Supply Chain management
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Procurement
  • Experience in Warehousing, Distribution, Cold Chain, E-Commerce logistics would be an advantage
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and often ambiguous environment and quickly adapt to find efficient and effective business solutions
  • High energy and a continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong personal impact with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to reduce cost and optimize vendors’ performance – working within a total value mindset
  • Ability to manage internal and external stakeholders efficiently
  • Work cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives and to support team goals
  • Ability to work in ambiguous contexts and quickly adapt to find efficient and effective business solutions
#LI-JP1 Maersk is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we embrace different styles of thinking. Maersk is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, colour, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy or parental leave, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements
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