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Cummins Inc. Sourcing Specialist - Senior in Johannesburg, South Africa

Sourcing Specialist - Senior


We are looking for a talented SOURCING SPECIALIST - SENIOR to join our team specializing in PURCHASING for our CORPORATE/CBS SEGMENT in JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA.

In this role, the candidate will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Must be able to independently carries out sourcing activities with full consideration for the impact of those activities on the end-to-end supply chain.

  • Executes sourcing tactics of varying complexity in accordance with established category/commodity strategies reflecting the optimum cost, quality and on time delivery.

  • Participates in sourcing and category commodity strategy formulation locally and globally and therefore Category Strategy Development is key - Establishes category strategy using Total Value Performance

  • Must be able to deal with complex sourcing and purchasing initiatives and processes in support of the delivery of cost effective and high quality goods and services.

  • Must be able to prepare and present to senior purchasing/sourcing leadership recommendations of improvement and/ or strategy opportunities and alternative courses of action.

  • Will need to support purchasing/sourcing management in activities such as price benchmarking, vendor management, industry and market trends, process analysis, and model building. Negotiations Excellence - Utilizes tools and methods in negotiations to achieve Cummins stakeholder objectives and achieve a mutually agreed upon all contract terms between all parties.

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with suppliers to the benefit of both parties as well as maintaining long-lasting existing relationships between existing suppliers and internal stakeholders.


To be successful in this role the candidate will need the following:

  • College, university, or equivalent degree in field appropriate for the function required. (MCIPS would be an advantage)

  • 5 to 10 year proven work experience as a Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Contracts Specialist or similar role coupled with a thorough understanding of sourcing and procurement methodologies

  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, PowerPoint, excel, teams, zoom, etc ( Advanced Excel experience would be an advantage)

  • Analytical-, Problem Solving Skills, Project Management Skills & Sound time-management and organizational skills.


Primary Location South Africa-Gauteng-Johannesburg-South Africa, Johannesburg, Waterfall Park

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting May 3, 2022, 4:10:41 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 220002IQ