FNB | Sourcing Specialist C2 – IRC186258

FNB | Sourcing Specialist C2 – IRC186258

at 5 First Place, Bank City, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa in FNB Finance Business Solutions Procurement Support
Ends 02 Jun 2020


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  • stay curious and you have one simple goal: to improve the lives of customers through simple, effective solutions that meet their needs, contact us today and join a winning team. All appointments will be made in line with the Bank’s Employment Equity plan The Bank actively supports the recruitment and advancement of individuals with disabilities. We recommend that candidates be encouraged to declare their disability and consult the Bank should they require reasonable accommodation.


Develop and implement sourcing plans and tactics to effectively manage an assigned portfolio and associated activities. Through environmental scanning and forecasting assess current market and future business sourcing requirements and opportunities.

experience and qualifications

  • Minimum: NQF 7 – Qualification in Supply Chain Management or a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.
  • Preferred: Charted Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
  • Minimum of 7 years of working experience in procurement.
  • Preferred: Experience in the financial services industry.
  • additional requirements

    In accordance with National Credit Act (NCA) candidates applying for this role will require a credit record check. The software comprises of Enterprise applications, operating systems, client applications, licensing and associated services. Must demonstrate expertise in sourcing software and associated services. Must have the ability to evaluate complex software tenders. Must have strong analytical skills and possess the ability to utilize different analytical tools. Must be able to understand complex software agreements.


    • Manage costs within the approved budget and timely submit required financial documents.
    • Work with business unit purchasing leadership to incorporate the impact associated with sourcing team efforts into operating budgets and to ensure that appropriate, relevant procurement management information is available.
    • Deliver exceptional service that exceeds customers’ expectations through proactive, innovative and appropriate solutions.
    • Provide advice and support to find solutions to difficult customer complaints in order to achieve and maintain set customer service excellence standards.
    • Objectively manage relationships with internal customers, provide feedback to queries timeously and use expertise to advise customers.
    • Developing fact-based sourcing strategies and plans in line with Group Procurement strategy and demand/supply considerations.
    • Develop, manage and ensure effective implementation of supply chain management and associated sourcing methods and develop category sourcing plans.
    • Monitor the supplier market and identify opportunities resulting in new market offerings or market shifts. Work with external suppliers and market analysts to determine market trends and cost drivers. Conduct buying power assessments and analyze cost structures to maximize savings.
    • Work with internal stakeholders to develop robust company demand forecasts for the category. Conduct profiling for sourcing volumes, specifications, prices and suppliers.
    • Conduct sourcing activities and execute the negotiation activity relating to the portfolio in order to deliver favorable contracting agreements. Select negotiation or competitive bidding processes and develop a negotiation strategy for the category/commodity suppliers.
    • Deliver, track and monitor savings as per identified sourcing targets and make recommendations for improvement. Monitor the performance of suppliers and resolve issues/problems and develop appropriate recovery plans when performance targets are not met.
    • Ensure that contract pricing reviews occur timeously and that operational sourcing plans are developed and implemented accordingly.
    • Implement benchmark and improve all business processes in the designated area of responsibility (e.g. procurement processes, tenders, contracts, supplier lists, and purchasing lists).
    • Identify potential sourcing risks, issues, and opportunities and propose recommendations to mitigate risks.
    • Keep abreast of best practices and trends and benchmarking within the practice to maintain deep category/commodity expertise and full visibility into all category activities.
    • Compile and communicate accurate and timely operational reports and keep key stakeholders informed of sourcing/procurement status including updating relevant information systems.
    • Keep up to date with your own area of expertise to develop and maintain your own professional knowledge base in order to provide effective support and advice.
    • Demonstrate exemplary leadership behaviour, through personal involvement, commitment, and dedication in support of organizational values and employee development.


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