• Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBachelors
  • Experience10 years
  • LocationEastern Cape
  • CityEast London
  • Job FieldProcurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain 


  • Lead Spend Control Tower activities
  • Identify, lead and develop Continuous Improvement and Stakeholder Management initiatives to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity in Procurement

Continuous improvement

  • Take responsibility for productivity/ cost efficiency targets and key compliance metrics (e.g. process compliance; internal audits)
  • Manage quality and CI of end-to-end Procurement process, including compliance to policies, strategies and processes

Spend control tower (SCT)

  • Prepare materials, contracts and change requests for SCT meetings
  • Execute decisions made during meetings
  • Maintain governance processes of the SCT

Stakeholder management

  • Create strategic category plans to develop long-term supplier relationships that will provide consistent benefits for the organisation
  • Lead and build effective relationships with key suppliers to drive value for Aspen through cost effectiveness and innovation
  • Drive implementation of supplier strategies
  • Manage foreign and local supplier landscape in line with business strategies and global Procurement goals and strategies
  • Optimise the supply base through consolidation and leverages and negotiates pricing on combined volumes with industry leading suppliers to reduce the cost of goods and overheads
  • Increase spend under contract and negotiates supply agreements with vendors, improving commercial conditions

Risk management

  • Set up effective processes to ensure optimum risk assessment, feasibility assessment and planning are implemented
  • Manage the legal/ economic implications of Procurement activities
  • Assess and mitigate risks associated with Procurement function
  • Perform supplier risk assessment and develop mitigation plans

Unit management

  • Provide technical and operational input during drafting of unit strategy and operational objectives
  • Guide operational planning and advise on prioritisation of activities
  • Provide input into budgets and resource requirements for unit
  • Request and allocate assets and resources for the fulfilment of work objectives and monitor their use
  • Provide unit staff with day-to-day direction and tasks
  • Ensure effective communication between the different Procurement functions and report on Procurement activities as required


  • 10 years’ relevant experience in a production planning or procurement role
  • At least three years in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Proven capability to manage people and processes
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Supply Chain Management, or a similar field

Specific Job Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of Pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and operations environment
  • Demonstrated managerial capability


  • Customer Awareness
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Making Decisions
  • Planning and Organising
  • Interrogating Information
  • Offering Insights

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Aspen Pharma Group on to apply