South African Airways Specialist Procurement job opportinity

South African Airways is offering job opportunities to Specialist Procurement

Suitable candidates are invited to apply before the closing date.



  • Provide input into the design of the Department Strategy taking into account specialist expertise, best practice, benchmarking and market standards etc.
  • Implements department strategy within area of responsibility
  • Recommends policies, processes, action plans and systems to support implementation of the strategy
  • Analyse cost drivers and provide recommendations on profitability of department
  • Support the management and control of budget in area of responsibility
  • Provide recommendations to actively support cost and headcount containment
  • Manage minimum of R100 million of direct and indirect Procurement spend and influencing spend of ± R15b
  • Responsible for Procurement saving target of 20%
  • Utilises resources in area of responsibility
  • Optimise technology to enhance internal and external customer expectations
  • Implements processes to deliver customer value
  • Drives customer centricity within areas of control
  • Maintain effective internal and external stakeholder relationships through appropriate relationship building and networking


  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics/Supply Chain Management at NQF level 7
  • Membership of a procurement / SCM professional body e.g MCIPS / SAPICS will be an advantage
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a supply chain management or procurement environment
  • Experience in strategic sourcing implementation


  • Knowledge of the Airline’s procurement policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Aviation industry knowledge and experience
  • Supply management best practices knowledge
  • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing Methodology/Principles and its execution
  • Knowledge of Commodity Management Best Practices
  • SAP knowledge (e.g. relevant to Contract Management etc.)
  • Procurement legislation (e.g. PFMA and PPPFA)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Lateral thinking ability
  • Results oriented
  • Methodical
  • Ability to handle pressure
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Commercial acumen
  • Financial acumen


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