Position title
Senior Procurement Officer



Icebolethu Group is an Authorised Financial Service Provider FSP45714 and a Level 1 BBBEE Contributor is South Africa's second largest Funeral Assurance Group. Winner of the Standard Bank KZN - Top Brand award for 2022 provides a centre of excellence and a leading provider of dignified burial solutions.

Icebolethu Group is currently in search of a Senior Procurement Officer, the successful incumbent will be responsible for procuring goods and services in compliance with Group Policies and Procedures within the Group Finance Department a Division of Icebolethu Group.

  • NQF6 qualification in Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of SLAs, vetting of suppliers and B-BBEE requirements related to procurement spend.
  • High levels of computer literacy.
Experience and Knowledge required


• 5 years’ experience as a Buyer/Procurement Officer in a high transaction environment.
• Team supervision experience.
• Experience in process development and documentation.

Skills and Competencies required.

• Thorough knowledge of SLAs, vetting of suppliers and B-BBEE requirements related to procurement spend.
• High levels of computer literacy.
• Proficient with IFRS and corporate tax, strong technical accounting, and tax knowledge.
• Consolidations experience.
• Proven experience in strategy and business development.
• Strategic and visionary skills.
• Coaching and mentorship skills.
• People management skills.

Key Performance Areas

• Purchase goods, materials, components, or services in line with the specified budget, quality requirements, the B-BBEE strategy and delivery targets.
• Utilise best practices, strategies and methods to negotiate advantageous pricing and commercial terms with suppliers.
• Build and maintain the group’s database of preferred suppliers and ensure that good relationships are maintained with the key/strategic suppliers.
• Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and suppliers.
• Monitor supplier performance in line with suppliers’ service level agreements and work with suppliers to reduce supplier related customer complaints.
• Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
• Run RFQ processes, supplier vetting and generate purchase orders.
• Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
• Follow up on orders and mitigate potential delays.
• Supervision of Procurement Officers.
• Gather and maintain appropriate information from suppliers for the Group’s B-BBEE verification audits.
• Prepare reports on the Group’s procurement activity in adherence with Group Finance’s reporting requirements.


(NB: Applications with no clarification for the position applying for will not be considered)

Please submit all CV’s to financerecruitment@icebolethu.co.za

Closing date for CV submissions is Monday, 06 May 2024.

Job Location
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Date posted
April 29, 2024
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