Commodity Specialist (Grade 08/HRL 15U/S8) - Sawmilling South Africa


20, Aug 2018 -

Commodity Specialist (Grade 08/HRL 15U/S8)

Commodity Specialist (Grade 08/HRL 15U/S8)

Ngodwana Mill


Sappi Ngodwana seeks to employ a Commodity Specialist to research, analyse strategically source and process the implementation of Raw Materials, Capital Goods and Services

REPORTING TO Procurement Manager


  • Perform analysis of the business requirements, supply market, supply chains, demand patterns and commodity strategies
  • Perform benchmarking on price, cost and supply chain effectiveness
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for tactical, non-category managed, products and as per sourcing strategy, framework and procurement policy
  • Developing existing and new suppliers to effectively reduce the total cost of ownership associated with the procurement of products and services
  • Drafting and implementation of supply agreements
  • Developing and executing profit improvement and cost savings plans
  • Assessment and selection of capable vendors 
  • Participate in and/or lead multi-functional sourcing teams across multiple mills
  • Manage buyer pool and order process for commodity category
  • Identify opportunities and develop strategies for the commercialization of under-utilized assets and by-products in cooperation with the mill based procurement business partner, which include make or buy decisions


  • Delivery: Planning and organizing, attention to detail
  • Problem solving and Analysis: Analytical thinking, resilience, pro-active and taking initiative,
  • Relationships: Assertiveness, professionalism, communication
  • Self-awareness: Self-motivated and energetic
  • Influence: Upholding organisational values, promoting diversity


  • Relevant B-degree or National Diploma
  • 5 years' experience in industrial, procurement or materials management environment
  • Experience in the technical and or manufacturing environment would be beneficial

CLOSING DATE: 25 May 2018

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Kgwerano Notoane 
011 407 8111

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Sappi is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Should you not have been contacted within 14 days of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.



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