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Snr Manager: Other Network Cat Mgt

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Date Added
10 Mar 2017
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Role details:
Core Description
Responsible for execution of the Other Network category and sourcing strategies in line with the Telkom Procurement Policy and aligned to Telkom's corporate objectives to maximise total cost of ownership savings and procurement value contribution.

Functional Knowledge:
Spend & Demand Analysis; Specification Analysis; Supply Market & Competitor Analysis; Value Chain & Total Cost Analysis; Strategic Category Management; Value Identification; Tendering; Contracting/Legal; Content Management; Reporting & Procurement Controlling; Procurement Applications & MDM; Operational Contract Management; Supplier Relationship Management; Procure to Pay; Spot Buy Execution; e-Sourcing Event Execution.

Functional Skills:
Communicating with Impact; Drive for Results; Team Working; Customer Management; Building Relationships; Project Management & Planning; Strategic Agility; Challenging & Influencing; Process & Policy Adherence; Business and financial analysis; Dealing with Ambiguity; Holding People Accountable; Leading High Performance Teams; Managing & Leading Change.

Attitudes/Leadership Competencies:
Business Leadership; Market Leadership; Organisational Leadership; Personal Leadership; Thought Leadership; CHART Values.

Location - Town / City Pretoria
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Job Responsibilities
Responsible for the development and execution of the Other Network category strategy (50-60%)
- Responsible for the development of the category strategy, supported by the Head of Network and Infrastructure Procurement and aligned with the overall category strategy
- Leads the analysis and sets the category spend baseline and development of the category profile, including risk assessment and Supplier Relationship Management strategy
- In collaboration with the cross functional sourcing team, defines the Buying Channel strategy and based on reports, identifies the Buying Channel effectiveness
- Leads the cross functional sourcing team and measures category practices against best-in-class benchmarks to identify value delivery initiatives
- Works closely with business owners to ensure alignment to network budget and demand plan, Telkom's technology strategy, overall corporate strategy and leading practice
- Leads the medium to complex supplier selection, identification of potential strategic partners and fact based negotiations for the IT Software category
- Manages the strategy implementation and sourcing execution against the established measures and controls in alignment with the overall KPI framework
- Spend under management of R1.8 Billion Per Annum and deal sizes worth R5 Million-R200 Million
Manages internal customer relationships (5%-10%)
- Supports the management of internal customer feedback and query resolution on category and supplier performance
- Administers periodic surveys to measure customer feedback for continuous improvement
- Within the framework of the cross functional sourcing and supplier development teams, closely develops and manages the relationship with internal customers
- Improves and reinforces procurement's profile and recognition within the internal customer community
- Acts as a source of expert market knowledge, insight and advice to customers
Execution excellence (10%)
- Supports the development, maintenance and embedding of category-specific Intellectual Property and best practice
- Identifies and executes annual productivity improvements within the category
Manages medium to complex supplier relationships and contracts (15-20%)
- In line with the defined procurement strategy, manages the identification, classification and categorisation of IT Software suppliers
- Leads the development and execution of the Go-To-Market and negotiation strategy
- Is responsible for supplier relationship management and performance management
- Executes supplier development activities
- Identifies and recommends supplier innovations and manages implementation
- In collaboration with the Compliance and Risk team, assesses and defines the supplier risk management plan and mitigation actions
Manages contract compliance and payment terms as per Telkom policies (5%)
- Closely monitors contract compliance and flags areas of non-compliance for corrective action- Identifies methods for optimising user compliance and customer satisfaction
Executes high value Spot Buys where required (5%)
- Support the team to source high value, unplanned ad hoc demands, to keep control over high spend utilising deep sourcing/category expertise
Manages people performance and development (10%)
- Manages the performance, development and implementation of his/her team's learning and growth plans and provides coaching and mentoring to ensure ongoing learning and development
- Provides comprehensive advice, insights, guidance and service on best practice procurement
Required Certification A CIPS level 6 or MBA is required.

Engineering or Supply Chain or Computer Science or IT or Business/Commerce degree (NQF level 7).

7 Years experience in the Category Management/Strategic Sourcing environment with a minimum of 3 years in network technology sourcing and working with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Special Requirements
Must have a good understanding of the ICT industry, with a focus on the Telecommunications market and trends.
Experience in a network technology sourcing environment with large scale sourcing projects exposure.
An understanding of the Preferential Procurement Framework Act, NDP, NIPC, ICT sector guides and B-BBEE codes.
Detailed knowledge of telecommunications network technology market and trends.
Knowledge and experience in medium to complex negotiations, contracts management, business finance and strategic cost management.
Experience in building and managing long term internal and external business relationships.
Ability to lead and inspire his/her category team and succeed in a fast changing and highly competitive market, keeping the team focused on breakthrough procurement strategies and tactics to best leverage the procurement budget.
Executive presence and credibility; with a focus on unquestionable integrity and management skills that allow for instant credibility with employees, peers and both internal and external customers.