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Kezia C.

Strategic Sourcing
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Industry: Business Supplies and Equipment
  • South Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, Durban
  • Overview

    As an experienced and highly skilled professional with 10 years of experience analyzing sourcing opportunities and driving strategic, multimillion-dollar vendor negotiations to achieve business goals, I am confident that I will significantly contribute to the objectives of your organization as your next Procurement Specialist. My career accomplishments demonstrate expertise in: needs analysis, vendor and supplier relations, contract negotiation, cost reduction and team leadership to facilitate improved financial performance and profitability. With experience in both domestic and international procurement, my additional skills in effective communication, problem solving, and relationship management allow me to excel in driving successful procurement executions and ensuring achievement of corporate objectives.


Total Work Experience :

12 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

2 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

10 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

Arabic - English - Hebrew

Countries i can cover :

United Arab Emirates - Canada - Germany - United Kingdom - Ireland - New Zealand - Qatar - United States - South Africa

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Quality Audit/Assurance 1 year(s)
Office Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
Food Beverage and Tobacco Products

Sourcing/Category Management 10 year(s)
Well drilling and construction services
Oil and gas extraction and production enhancement services
Oil and gas restoration and reclamation services
Oil and gas data management and processing services
Oil and gas well project management services
Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services
Heavy construction services
Specialized trade construction and maintenance services
  • CERTIFICATION2017-06-01 to 2018-09-01


  • ADVANCE DIPLOMA2016-02-01 to 2016-06-01


  • BACHELORS2012-02-01 to 2018-07-01

    University of Sothern Africa (UNISA0

Past Experiences
  • Machine Moving And Engineering | Civil Engineering

    2016-10-01 To 2018-11-01

    Procurement and Sourcing Specialist

    Coordinate and negotiate key supply programs across multiple sites, ensuring that appropriate contracts with suppliers are being put in place Ensure achievement of targeted KPIs (e.g. savings generated and recorded) Assure appropriate and ethical conduct in BASF’s dealings with outside firms Ensure cooperation, development and implementation of global strategies Develop, maintain and implement strategies for regional and local categories Ensure effective implementation of agreed procurement processes and compliance of supplier base and ensure requisition processes are documented and followed in the Group Implement and administer the purchasing policies, procedures and key supply programs ensuring full support and buy-in of Internal Business Partners Utilize Procurement tools and processes based on global procurement strategies in a business partner-orientated mode of operation Develop and implement measures to improve the preferential procurement element of BASF’s B-BBEE scorecard Continuously evaluate supplier performance and ensure effective and efficient supplier relationship management

  • SAYLOG PTY LTD | Import and Export

    2012-04-01 To 2016-09-01


    Perform Due Diligence on all Suppliers within: The project.(category strategy Existing frame agreements Preferred supplier list Defined standard specification or within approval by the HOD: Procurement (relevant to the acquisition) Implement a project plan for the acquisition of the supplier list to take over Perform a due diligence on all suppliers to ensure compliance Draft a full and comprehensive list of all supplier and categorise each area to identify risk, spend, and duplications Perform long-listing from defined preferred suppliers Perform small tender / quotation request, short-listing and negotiation within preferred suppliers Take awarding decision and close contracts Document tactical sourcing initiative according to documentation guidelines Ensure the signature of Company Frame Terms & Conditions by suppliers. Ensure fulfilment of quality requirements in terms of Supplier assessment meeting Customer requirements. Evaluate the suppliers according to the approved supplier performance evaluation criteria Ensure the suppliers provide MSDS and Black & Grey list declaration on all supplied products. Optimise transportation costs for intercompany business and from suppliers. Develop and manage counter measures to sustain supplier strategies. Support a culture of “customer comes first” in the internal supply chain. Development of savings models with internal and external stakeholders Preparing documentation for the issuing of tenders Preparing correct documentation for Service Level Agreements and the management of commercial agreements Achievement of BBBEE Charter preferential targets for contracts Meeting with all relevant stakeholders to determine requirements and effect scope of work documents Negotiation with Suppliers to achieve sustainable commercial agreements Collaborate with subordinates to achieve savings targets and provide mentoring/training to relevant staff Participate in Contracts Committee process Collaborate with end users to identify needs and required outcomes Ad-hoc Duties When acting as Tactical Sourcing Specialist for Client Procurement: Understand requirements from a client delivery perspective Give knowledge based pre-sales pricing indication or detailed pricing for ordering Translate Customer Deal specific Back2Back requirements into Procurement contracts.

  • Sayed Logistix | Oil & Energy

    2008-01-01 To 2012-03-01

    Procurement Head

    Sound knowledge of procurement/ accounting procedures Good knowledge of regulations guiding procurement, including PFMA, BBBEE and Treasury regulations In-depth knowledge (ins and outs) of IT commodities and solutions Project procurement MS Office Suite Attributes & Values Analytical Detail-oriented Assertive Business ethics, integrity and corporate governance Logical Diplomatic Work ethic Self-motivated and deadline-driven Team player Honest & Integrity Maintain confidentiality Ability to work under pressure Attention to detail Technical Skills Good communication and interpersonal Ability to interact at all levels Excellent negotiation skills Good analytical skills Strong numeric skills Report writing Behavioral skills Good problem solving and negotiating skills Good written and verbal communication skills Basic project management skills Basic research and investigations skills Good level presentation skills Duties and responsibilities: Business Partnering Provide specialist knowledge and educate business units regarding standard procurement policies Communicate effectively with employees at all levels in the organization, external business partners and vendors to build and maintain stakeholder relationships Build and maintain relationships with internal business units Drive Supplier Relationship Management in managing supplier relationships to ensure collaboration throughout the procurement processes Manage Supplier relationships by establishing and maintaining rapport with all levels of supplier personnel and internal customers Ensure that work is delivered consistently to plan through regular progress update meetings with business Support the internal stakeholders in achieving their procurement business results through appropriate engagement with relevant vendors Demand Management Conduct spend analysis on the Client’s procurement Conduct market analysis to ensure knowledge of all key players/ suppliers and commodities in different industries Develop effective sourcing strategies at category and commodity levels Tender/Bid and Request for Quotation Process Management Review and analyse requirements specifications and evaluation criteria as submitted by clients Compile and issue tender documents Oversee the receipt of Quotations/ Proposals from bidders Confirm that all service providers comply with all procurement legislation including Treasury Regulations, the PFMA, and BBBEE regulations and National Treasury regulations and requirements Facilitate evaluation processes e.g. appointment of BEC, scheduling of evaluation meetings, keep record of meetings, consolidation of scorecards etc. Compile comprehensive and detailed Bid Adjudication Committee submissions or reports Confirm that all service providers comply with all procurement legislation including Treasury Regulations, the PFMA, and BBEE regulations and National Treasury regulations and requirements Conduct comprehensive vetting of suppliers before recommendation and/ or award Prepare regret/ award letters Ensure that the process is aligned to the Client’s policies and all relevant regulations/ legislation Negotiate Contracts Responsible for negotiating contracts with suppliers Negotiate pricing, quantity, and delivery schedules Negotiate changes in existing contracts Promote and maintain supplier/s database capable of meeting quality, cost, timing and technological expectations Draft Contracts Draft detailed contracts to be reviewed by both the Client and the supplier Work in conjunction with legal officer to include all the details of the negotiation Once the contract is complete, submit necessary paperwork and communicating contact deals to all parties Drive B-BBEE Assist in driving Enterprise & Supplier Development and B-BBEE suppliers and implement strategies to meet defined B-BBEE objectives Support local commodity strategies Developing and implementing strategies to drive preferential procurement

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