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Manager Supply Chain

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Cape Town, WC, South Africa
Posted:
November 11, 2016

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Aubrey John Staples

* ******** ****** ***** ******* Fish hoek Cape Town South Africa

+27-082******* acxgox@r.postjobfree.com

Procurement professional with an outstanding record of achievement in leading and delivering high quality programmes and projects within the FMCG sector across Europe, South Africa, and India. Key areas of expertise include direct and indirect category procurement, well developed technical knowledge of systems including SAP, Ariba and Baan, 7step strategic sourcing processes, supplier relationship management, contract negotiations and cost rationalisation. Advanced communication skills and capable of liaising with key global internal and external stakeholders. Equipped with the skills to lead and define the strategic direction for sustainable procurement programmes, consistently delivering significant results within timeframe and budget. Currently seeking a challenging position within an International Development organisation where skill set can be used to make a valuable contribution.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Obtained the world's best price for barley (malt) as the Procurement Manager at Namibian Breweries and achieved cost savings of R7.2M

Following acquisition of 15% of the Namibian Breweries by Heineken worked with central procurement team(Europe) on Raw Materials and Packaging. Identified opportunities for cost savings for Heineken on labels and malt procurement by using existing Namibian Breweries supplier.

Worked closely with Accenture group at Namibian Breweries and supported the re-engineering of operations and implementation of SAP 4.7. Ensured needs of the procurement team met or exceeded.

Developed supplier base for ingredients, implemented fixed pricing strategy and stringently monitored SLAs as Procurement Manager for Clover. Secured savings of R16.3M in 2010/2011 through strategic sourcing in South Africa and Europe. Established excellent relationships with growers.

Achieved R14Mm savings and R2.3M in working capital within a 10-month period at Goodyear by identifying and working with key suppliers.

Decentralised procurement in Famous Brands Ltd. in line with company strategy and achieved cost savings of R1.2M

Conducted analysis on conversion of Diesel fuel for plants and bakery to paraffin at Famous Brands Ltd., which would have secured cost savings of R1.25M; reduced packaging costs by R230K. This is a Fast Foods Dining Industry with 10 different Brands, including manufacturing Sauces, meat processing, Bakery.

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Head of Procurement: South Africa-Kraft Heinz Foods

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES –

Indirect Sourcing

• Lead and manage the Indirect Sourcing team for South Africa

• Determine and drive the strategic direction of the Indirect Sourcing team

• Contribute to establishing the strategic vision and objectives of the procurement organization in South Africa

• Promote & incorporate procurement goals in all organization areas

• Be a change agent and advocate for making improvements that drive significant value for the department and organization

• Represent Procurement at an executive level

Direct Sourcing

• Lead and manage the Direct Sourcing team for South Africa

• Determine and drive the strategic direction of the Direct Sourcing team

• Contribute to establishing the strategic vision and objectives of the procurement organization

• Promote & incorporate procurement goals in all organization areas

• Be a change agent and advocate for making improvements that drive significant value for the department and organization

• Represent Procurement at an executive level

Value Creation

• Lead and manage the Business Execution Team

• Determine and drive the strategic direction of the procurement group for South Africa

• Outline goals and acceptable behaviors for the group

• Represent the group at an executive level

• Drive the development of the team

• Be a change agent and advocate for making improvements that drive significant value for the department and organization

Business Engagement

• Lead and manage the Business Execution Team

• Determine and drive the strategic direction of the group

• Outline goals and acceptable behaviors for the group

• Represent the group at an executive level

• Drive HNA values and the Procurement Pyramid

• Drive the development of the team

• Be a change agent and advocate for making improvements that drive significant value for the department and organization

Continuous Improvement/Process Control

• Determine and drive the strategic direction of the group

• Outline goals and acceptable behaviors for the group

• Represent the group at an executive level

• Drive HNA values and the Procurement Pyramid

• Drive the development of the team

• Be a change agent and advocate for making improvements that drive significant value for the department and organization

• Identify the tools and process improvements needed to achieve procurement objectives

• Understand the characteristics of a World Class procurement organization & guide the Executive team towards these standards

Group Procurement Manager Syntell Pty Ltd Cape Town-June 2014 to July 2016

(Electronic,Service,Manufacturing) Road Safety/Traffic Management, Revenue Collection

Delivers technology-based services and systems for the effective admin of world class cities.

1.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OR ACCOUNTABILITIES (OUTPUTS)

Report to Group Financial Director

Manage and direct procurement team of 4 buyers and 4 logistic team members to achieve best supply performance and best price for the Group.

TCO

Prepare terms and conditions with suppliers to be approved

Price negotiations with suppliers to ensure materials and services cost targets are met

Source market for high quality suppliers in accordance to company requirements

Market intelligence conducted to ensure no or any major market constraints are planned for.

Prepare every six months supplier evaluation of current Supplier base with a pass rate of 80% and review of suppliers.

Work closely with suppliers to prepare and agree on specifications and build quality checks to ensure that they are met.

Maintain accuracy on credit control, invoice queries and PODS.

Procurement ISO procedures and process -Ensure that ISO procedure is up to date

Continuously analyse supply chain costs and seek and implement improvements

Produce monthly PPV Reports and weekly reports

Centralised group procurement

Procurement Fleet Management for Group

Procurement BEE Supplier

Imports -Cash flow analysis

Stores, Safety and Housekeeping -Monthly reporting

Building Projects -As and when required

Inventory control -Monthly group + 2 annual audited stock take acceptable variances % to be agreed on.

Procurement project management -As and when needed

Staff training - Identifying needs and arranging training.

Group logistics - Cost savings implemented and contained

Marketing stock purchases and control -Report on in monthly procurement report

Procurement travel Savings -Report on in monthly procurement report

Hard and Soft FM including Lift maintenance, Electrics, Catering, Cleaning, Mechanical, M&E, HVAC, Engineering, Refrigeration, Fleet Management,Facilities, Grounds maintenance, CCTV, Waste and Couriers

Travel

Capex

Procurement Manager, DCD Marine Pty Ltd. Cape Town January 2013 - To December 2013

DCD Marine provides turnkey ship repair solutions to the marine and oil & gas sectors across Africa

Manage and direct procurement team of 3 buyers and 4 logistic team members to achieve best supply performance and best price for the Group.

Prepare terms and conditions with suppliers to be approved

Price negotiations with suppliers to ensure materials and services cost targets are met

Source market for high quality suppliers in accordance to company requirements

Market intelligence conducted to ensure no or any major market constraints are planned for.

Prepare every six months supplier evaluation of current Supplier base with a pass rate of 80% and review of suppliers.

Work closely with suppliers to prepare and agree on specifications and build quality checks to ensure that they are met.

Maintain accuracy on credit control, invoice queries and PODS.

Procurement ISO procedures and process -Ensure that ISO procedure is up to date

Continuously analyse supply chain costs and seek and implement improvements

Produce monthly PPV Reports and weekly reports

Appointed to this position providing services to the Oil and Gas sector with 70% of the supplier base consisting of Sub/Contractors. Managed group budget.

Establishing an approved supplier base, which was audited by SHEQ Department to ensure H&S standards in line with requirements.

Obtained fixed pricing from January 2013 to May 2014. Introduced price comparisons across twenty difference sub/contractors for the estimating department.

Worked with multiple internal teams including the legal department and drafted new General Terms and Conditions for the Company.

Negotiated with Afrox to write off + -R230K on lost and rentals on cylinders in exchange for an extension on contract. Savings achieved-September2013 end was R682,196

Introduced supplier evaluation templates and suppliers and sub/contractors evaluated to achieve 80% rating.

Led team of three buyers. Implemented new internal KPIs for Buyers.

Reduced Supplier base from 320 vendors to 71 Approved Suppliers with Auditing completed.

Project Driven Industry and Manufacturing facilities to the Oil and Gas Industry.(Oil Rigs,Sub-Sea Structures, Surface Vessels)Procurement of Capex

Procurement of safety clothing, Security service, Steel, Consumable/Spares, Subcontractors of 20 Categories for the repairs and maitenance of OilRigs and productions of structures.

Strategic Sourcing and TCO used to ensure Supply Risk is minimised to the benefit of the Company and Client.

Supplier Contracts put into place with fixed pricing for a 12 month period across the various categories of sub-contractors.

Group Procurement Manager(EMEA Country Lead), Goodyear Tiers 1st March2011 – 2012Dec

Manage and direct procurement team of 4 strategic buyers to achieve best supply performance and best price for the Group.

Prepare terms and conditions with suppliers to be approved

Price negotiations with suppliers to ensure materials and services cost targets are met

Source market for high quality suppliers in accordance to company requirements

Market intelligence conducted to ensure no or any major market constraints are planned for.

Prepare every six months supplier evaluation of current Supplier base with a pass rate of 80% and review of suppliers.

Work closely with suppliers to prepare and agree on specifications and build quality checks to ensure that they are met.

Maintain accuracy on credit control, invoice queries and PODS.

Procurement ISO procedures and process -Ensure that ISO procedure is up to date

Continuously analyse supply chain costs and seek and implement improvements

Produce monthly PPV Reports and weekly reports

Established department (Greenfield) securing resources to build a team for the Retail and Non-manufacturing Division of GY. Worked with internal stakeholders (Cross functional) and across Europe to understand business and to capture requirements from procurement team. Reporting into Local Country Procurement Director and Europe.

Reduced volume of tube suppliers from 193 to 4 Suppliers and achieved savings of £1000, 000m over a 10-month period in the five categories combined. Led, developed and motivated team of four buyers.

Strategic Sourcing 7steps

Ensured MIS maintained for procurement reporting

Global Sourcing and LCC

Vendor Management-Evaluation conducted twice a year and site visits

Categories: Distribution Logistics, Business Service(Real Estate, Courier Services,Stationery,Fuel,Utilities,Travel), Marketing Communications, IT Telecommunications

Retail Specifics(98 Branches Country Wide Trentyre)

SAP SRM System used and set up E/procurement Portal

website for Retail outlets.

Procurement Manager, Clover Dairy Industries, South Africa Jan 2008 -Feb 2011

Manage and direct staff at 12 Production sites to achieve best supply performance and best price for the Group.

Prepare terms and conditions with suppliers to be approved

Price negotiations with suppliers to ensure materials and services cost targets are met

Source market for high quality suppliers in accordance to company requirements

Market intelligence conducted to ensure no or any major market constraints are planned for.

Prepare every six months supplier evaluation of current Supplier base with a pass rate of 80% and review of suppliers.

Work closely with suppliers to prepare and agree on specifications and build quality checks to ensure that they are met.

Maintain accuracy on credit control, invoice queries and PODS.

Procurement ISO procedures and process -Ensure that ISO procedure is up to date

Continuously analyse supply chain costs and seek and implement improvements

Produce monthly PPV Reports and weekly reports

Defined procurement strategy and managed procurement of raw materials and packaging to support requirements of 12 production sites and third party manufacturers.

Centralised commercial function. Provided comprehensive reports, value analysis, global benchmarking. Sourced globally-direct indent-imports

Negotiated prices, tracked pricing trends per commodity and product.

Managed total cost of ownership process.

Packaging Procurement consisted of Blow moulding, Injection Moulding, Labels, Corrugated, Printed pollyprop,glass,Tetra pak

Strategic Sourcing

Vendor Management-Evaluation conducted twice a year and site visits.

Product Range: Ice Tea,Tropica,100% juices, Nectars, Flavoured milk, Cream, Milk, Custard, Cheeses,Milk Powders,Whey Powder,Condense Milk,Mineral Water,Capri Sun,Yogi Sips,Butter, Butro,Icecream.

Third Party Manufacturing for DANONE

Procurement Manager, Famous Brands Limited (Johannesburg) April2005 -Dec 2007

Manage and direct procurement to achieve best supply performance and best price for the Group.(Ten different fast food,Dining Outlets)

Prepare terms and conditions with suppliers to be approved

Price negotiations with suppliers to ensure materials and services cost targets are met

Source market for high quality suppliers in accordance to company requirements

Market intelligence conducted to ensure no or any major market constraints are planned for.

Prepare every six months supplier evaluation of current Supplier base with a pass rate of 80% and review of suppliers.

Work closely with suppliers to prepare and agree on specifications and build quality checks to ensure that they are met.

Maintain accuracy on credit control, invoice queries and PODS.

Procurement ISO procedures and process -Ensure that ISO procedure is up to date

Continuously analyse supply chain costs and seek and implement improvements

Produce monthly PPV Reports and weekly reports

Appointed to this public company, a quick service and casual dining restaurant franchisor. (Manufacturing-Bakery, Meat Processing Plant, Ice Cream, Sauces & Spice Plant)

Responsible for category management (raw materials, dry goods: meat, poultry, bakery, packaging, non-goods). Supplied merchandise to retail and wholesale outlets

Procured goods and manufacturing for 10 brands and retail.

Reviewed suppliers that complied with company's procurement procedures and policy with specific emphasis on BEE. Drafted SLAs and contracts. Managed bid and tender process, conducted price negotiations.

Strategic Sourcing

Conducting value analysis studies by reporting on market trends industry standards, recommending specifications and Assessing quality and reliability of products

Packaging Procurement consisted of Blow moulding, Injection Moulding, Labels, Corrugated, Printed pollyprop, glass.

Procurement Manager, Namibian Breweries Limited (Namibia) April2003 -March 2005

Managed full procurement function including ingredients, packaging and indirect spends, MRO, CAPEX. Coordinated and aligned strategies across the enterprise (including service recipients, stakeholders, supplier, global sourcing). Total cost of ownership.

Handled relations with suppliers, vendors and customers. Reviewed supplier database, defined procurement sourcing strategies. Negotiated and managed supplier contracts. Evaluated suppliers twice yearly under the ISO9000 framework.

Strategic sourcing with Heineken central hub

Implemented and monitored compliance with corporate and local procedures.

Conducted global benchmarking and sourced tenders. Led, mentored and developed team of seven. (Produced Beer,PEPSI,third Party Heineken Beer)

Categories of Procurement were the following: Raw materials,Packaging,Engineering

Industrial chemicals for production line flushing, Fuel, Water Treatment, MRO,Capex.

Procurement Manager, Aspen Pharmacare “Lennon’s” (Port Elizabeth) Oct 2001 -March 2003

Reported to the Divisional Commercial Manager. Led team of two purchasing Managers responsible for the procurement of commodities globally and locally. Managed two production sites (Port Elizabeth and East London).

Produced tenders, managed budgets. Conducted benchmarking, vendor rating, supplier sourcing and managed negotiations with suppliers. Procured contract documents in conjunction with the legal department.

Ensured corporate purchasing policies and procedures implemented Implemented contract process to ensure optimum supply agreements achieved.

Reviewed project price movements and set budgets for material price increases. Established and drove cost reduction exercises.

LCC Sourcing from India

Vendor Management-Evaluation conducted twice a year and site visits

Maintained supplier base on the Baan computer system.

EARLIER CAREER

Head of Procurement (CPM), Compass Confectionary, Cape Town 1996 - 2001

Inventory Control Manager, Warner Lambert,Pharm 1993 - 1996

Petty Officer (Supply Division), SA Navy 1979 - 1993

EDUCATION & TRAINING

MCIPS, Institute of Purchasing & Supply (UK)

SAQA Level 8 Post Graduate

CIPS UK Grade: Pass: CIPS level 6 accreditation

The Advanced Programme in Purchasing Management, UNISA, 2001

Programme in Business Management UNISA 1988

Certified Purchasing Manager, Institute of Purchasing South Africa,

Diploma in Purchasing, Damelin College, 1990

7 Steps in Strategic Procurement Process-Europe-2011

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

IT SKILLS

Microsoft,Internet,AS400, BAAN, Ariba, Impact Award, MRP I, II: closed loop system (financial): SAP 4.7

References available on request



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