Head of Procurement
Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development.
Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers.
Strong and confident negotiator with the ability to negotiate at all levels.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines.
Commercially and financially astute with experience of managing budgets.
Listening to music
Afrikaans (speak, read, and write)
Marion High for Girls
1986 – 1991(Matriculated)
Institution - LNR Computer Training (November 1999)
Qualification: Windows 98; Microsoft Word 97; Excel 97; Access 97; Power Point 97; Pastel Accounting 5
Institution – Resource Action Group (RAG) (WECSAS)
Introduction to Computers
Word Processing (Word for windows)
Spreadsheets (Lotus 123)
MS Excel – very proficient
EJM Costing and Accounting
Gothic Construction - Head of Procurement
1st July 2018–Current
Liaises with key company employees to determine their product and service needs
Monitors business trends and product availability to the best price for goods and service without sacrificing quality and delivery times
Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices
Identifies and researches potential new suppliers
Researches new products and service to meet company’s goals
Assesses total cost of company purchases
Develops and implements strategies for procuring, storing and distributing good and services and maintaining stock levels
Oversees a team of purchasing agents (in large companies)
Maziya Construction - Procurement Manager
1st September 2017–30th June 2018
Responsible for ongoing management of purchasing strategy and activity and for ensuring optimal supplier performance and price. Develop and implement a strategy to ensure the function is operating in line with the objectives of the business to add value, mitigate supply chain risk and deliver cost savings. Develop and maintain strategic supplier relationships and manage the development of contracts, contractual relationships and contract management to deliver continuous improvement in delivery of goods and services by the supply base. Lead and manage a team of Buyers to deliver the appropriate support to the business to ensure corporate and business development objectives are met. Work alongside the senior management team in contributing to overall business objectives.
Responsible for managing relationships and negotiating with key suppliers at a senior and strategic level
Negotiate contract terms with key suppliers to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms with technical and operational input from stakeholders if appropriate
Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer supplier power
Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
Develop an overall vendor base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spends and leveraging technologies
Develop, implement and maintain a supplier relationship and evaluation process to measure effective supplier performance and compliance
Ensure professional and consistent supplier management is applied across the supply base in line with the purchasing policy and guidance
Work closely with Research Development to source new and alternative materials
Proplan Construction - Buyer
1st February 2015–31st August 2017
Construction buyers are responsible for ensuring that the materials required for construction projects are provided to schedule and in accordance to project budgets. They have a vital part to play in helping to ensure profitability of contracts and is responsible for ensuring cost-effective and appropriate materials are purchased.
Provide pricing for all material included in project plans and drawing.
Identifying potential suppliers and new products
Contracting a range of suppliers to obtain quotations and negotiating agreed delivery times.
Keeping detailed records and maintaining a well-organized work schedule.
Assessing the reliability of suppliers
Dealing effectively with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials.
Provide advice to the Estimator and QS on predicted cost of individual items.
Liaising closely with Estimator at tender stage to ensure that accurate project cost is provided.
Negotiating and agreeing the most favorable terms possible with supplier once contract has been awarded.
NMC Construction – Senior Buyer/Estimator
25th February 2013 31st October 2014
Purchasing policy and planning
Purchasing project prioritization and management
Managing purchasing information and systems and purchasing services
Managing purchasing staff and managing suppliers and supplier relationships, SLA’s (service level agreements)
Effective and proactive liaising with other departments for operating resourcing of services where necessary
Negotiate and administer of purchasing contract to make of buy policy analysis and decisions.
Adamson Nielsen Construction – Accounts Payable Manager
1st June 2005 – 30th June 2012
General Accounts Function
Creditors i.e. matching delivery notes to invoices, statements and orders and reconciling to statements
Sorting out all queries with creditors
Allocating of cost to sites
Wage processing for permanent and casual employees
Processing Medical Aid and Provident Fund returns of wage staff
Liaising with medical aid and provident fund companies
Maintaining transport recoveries for all the site personnel
Cashbook Reconciliation for 7 companies
Overseeing of petty cash and banking on a daily basis
Maintaining all subcontractor and labour-only payment are made.
Meeting all deadlines and payments on time