Supply Chain Manager Jobs in ABB Vacancies 2023


  • Hiring Organisation: ABB Careers
  • Vacant Position: Supply Chain Manager
  • Job Location: Modderfontein, Gauteng
  • Required Qualification: Matric/ Grade 12/ Bachelor Degree
  • Stipend: Not Disclosed

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Job Description:

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You will be working as P&L / Supply Chain Manager SSA and will be the part of Process Automation business area for Energy Industries division based in Longmeadow, South Africa. In this role you will be reporting to Operations Manager and will be responsible to lead a team of procurement specialists to execute purchasing and logistics strategies that support the business by optimizing costs, quality, and reliability of suppliers and supplied products. Ensure execution in accordance with Company and Supply Chain Management (SCM) instructions and procedures

Your responsibilities

  • Implements effective sourcing strategies in line with business strategy and regional/global, continuous improvement process sourcing (CIPS) strategy to ensure that suppliers have the capability and capacity to meet current and future business requirements
  • Ensures all relevant parties understand strategies and execute processes accordingly, ensures alignment between local SCM activities and the SCM centers, collaborates with proposal, project and category teams to determine necessary items for procurement during the project, develops schedules, estimates, forecasts and budgets to support project purchasing process
  • Implements programs to drive improvement in cost, quality, delivery and working capital (payment terms, lead times, order quantities and purchased material inventory), secures full utilization of pro-supply global supplier relationship management platform according to relevant procedure, both related to sharing of supplier information and to finding existing high performing suppliers to ABB
  • Manages planning and tracking of procurement activities, cost budgets, emerging country spending and savings forecasts, ensures buyers minimize risk regarding quality and financial exposure by buying in accordance with quality and commercial procedures and in accordance with company guidelines
  • Oversees delivery process to ensure that cost, quality and delivery time meet project expectations, leverages CIPS category teams locally, regionally and globally to ensure appropriate supplier selection, defines and establishes local standard agreements with all major local suppliers, provides and maintains standard terms in purchase contracts/terms and conditions in line with company directives and guidelines
  • Managing specific projects, documents general and special conditions for use on all project purchase documents, project procurement procedures, and project procurement plans and ensures compliance, ensures (with HR Manager support) that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed
  • Guides, motivates, and develops direct and indirect subordinates within HR policies and Group Supply Chain Management excellence guidelines (knowledge management, functional training, etc.), coordinates SCM talent management and succession planning within assigned area
  • Negotiates agreements with main suppliers, and periodically renews price lists, terms and conditions, ensures identification, investigation, and selection of appropriate suppliers (focusing on quality, delivery, cost and sustainability) in accordance with Company policies
  • Defines and establishes local standard agreements with all major suppliers, provides and maintains standard terms in purchase contracts/terms and conditions in line with company directives and guidelines

Your background

  • Degree in Supply Chain Management or Business Management
  • 10+ years’ experience required in a Mid to Senior Management Role
  • Automation, Water and Oil & Gas technical experience, SAP and SAP ARIBA experience will be an advantage
  • Lead end to end competitive bids and negotiations, manage and oversee supplier qualifications, relationships including supplier contract management and maintain costs budgets and business KPI’s
  • Oversee large projects from Bidding stages to project execution, active involvement in the business Procure 2 Pay process, align supply chain activities with business strategies and policies
  • Have knowledge dealing with African cluster countries and collaboration with various internal stakeholders from sales to operations to ensure smooth project execution
  • Strong communication skills to work effectively with group management, suppliers, and contractors



  • Retirement plan

More about us

ABB Energy Industries is enabling safe, smart and sustainable projects and operations for businesses across the oil, gas, chemicals, life sciences, power generation and water sectors. Driving integrated solutions that automate, digitalize and electrify industry we connect our people and technology to help our customers adapt and succeed. With over 50 years domain expertise, we continue to innovate and reshape traditional approaches across the energy sector with our technologies designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, reduce energy consumption and waste Work model: on site #LI-onsite

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