Job title: Head of Procurement
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 8 to 10 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 10 June 2022
Job reference no: 1114667204

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Head of Procurement to join a well-established pharmaceutical company.

Main Purpose of Job:

  • Stock optimisation (balance cash flow and safety stock)
  • Manage budget and volume of stock required for various products
  • Analysis and forecasting to plan stock, supply and demand
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders on stock levels

Key Performance Areas:

  • Zero out of stocks
  • Zero low stocks
  • All forecasts to be sent out to suppliers first week of month
  • Tender stock on hand report to be supplied to tender Manager (MIM)
  • Cape Town (DC) replenishment done twice weekly
  • Weekly stock report presented 4x a month to sales
  • Possibly materials resource planning

Minimum Requirements:


  • B.Com Supply Chain, Finance
  • B.Eng


  • Senior resource with minimum 5 years procurement management experience (preferably in pharmaceutical industry or FMCG).
  • Experience in inventory management analysis and forecasting
  • Preferred materials resource planning (MRP)
  • Management accounting experience (cost accounting, scenario planning)
  • Knowledge of procurement systems/models and its implementation


  • Pastel preferable
  • Power BI
  • Proficient in Excel


  • Sense of urgency
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Highly analytical
  • Critical thinking
  • Systems thinker
  • Customer services