Procurement Officer : Saint-Gobain Construction Products Zimbabwe Saint-Gobain Construction Products Zimbabwe

Job Summary

To lead the procurement/purchasing function of Saint-Gobain Construction Products Zimbabwe and drive strategic sourcing and compliance within the business unit and also align to the group practices

Duties and Responsibilities

o Leadership/ Management
• Direct and coordinate the activities of the procurement department, build,
manage and empower a team of subordinates to implement the procurement strategies, policies and procedures.
• Lead according to the culture and values and in accordance with the Saint-Gobain Principles and Conduct and Action and Saint-Gobain Attitudes.
• With support of the Human Resources Department, oversee all the HR issues relating to recruitment, development and training of employees as well as appropriate succession planning.

o General Accountabilities
• Oversee the general expenditure, transport, imported & local raw material and trading goods scope
• Manage the tendering processing, sourcing suppliers and quotes, and ensure compliance with the competitive process.
• Ensure alignment of procurement department to business control and ICRF requirements
• Involvement in preparing the annual procurement budget, approval, implementation and control.
• Weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting, and reviews in comparison to targets and budget.
• Implement contract management instructions, policies, procedures and purchasing charter
• Manage the supply base and supplier performance.
• Represent the company in negotiating contracts and formulating supplier agreements.
• Setting plans and strategies in place to secure the company requirements in suitable quality, price, and timing from the suitable sources.
• Keep record of and set procedures in place on dealing with non-conformances.
• Prepare and process purchase orders.
• Provide training to internal customers on best procurement practices and the procure to pay process.
• Develop and maintain record of procurement requests, goods ordered and received, and generate status reports.
• Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, payment concerns, and claims against suppliers.
• Engage cross-functionally, with production planner, warehouse, product managers, R&D and other internal stakeholders to support, ensure alignment, and cooperation with projects.
• Determine and drive continuous improvement initiatives across the business.

o All such duties and/or activities assigned by management as and when required.

Qualifications and Experience

• Qualifications required to fulfil the role
o Supply Chain, Business Studies; Purchasing Degree
o CIPS Certification advantageous

• Specific Work Experience, Knowledge and Skills required to fulfil the role
o 5 years’ experience in a sourcing or procurement related role.
o Assertive, well spoken with good verbal and written communication skills.
o Good interpersonal, relationship and people management skills.
o Strong negotiation and persuasion skills.
o Customer focused
o An efficient and organised individual.
o Leadership skills/experience.
o Team player.
o Resilient and able to work under pressure, accepting criticism.
o Responsible in dealing with company resources.
o Analytical thinking and using logic to address work-related issues.
o Knowledge of administration and management principles, including strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods and coordination of people and resources
o Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximising the effective manufacture and distribution of products.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send CVs and application letters no later than 1 February 2023 to

About Saint-Gobain Construction Products Zimbabwe

Saint-Gobain Construction Products Zimbabwe is a leader in the supply of lightweight wall finishing plasters and tile adhesives.

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