Puma Energy SA Procurement Graduate Trainee Programme 2022

Puma Energy is calling on suitable graduates to apply for its Procurement Graduate Trainee intake for 2022 at its Johannesburg offices. Be sure to take a minute to review the basic eligibility criteria and responsibilities of the role if you intend on applying.

About Puma Energy

Established in 1997, Puma Energy is a global energy business headquartered in Geneva and Singapore that provides, distributes, and stores petroleum products. It operates in 48 countries with a workforce of more than 8,000 employees as well as regional hubs in Puerto Africa, Estonia, Australia, India, and South Africa.

Puma Energy SA Procurement Graduate Trainee Programme 2022

Puma Energy SA  Procurement Graduate Programme 2022

Based at Puma Energy SA’s Johannesburg location, it is the successful candidate’s job to fulfill the key responsibilities of the role as listed below:

  • Make sure the company operates on an adequate supply of materials and goods it requires
  • Demonstrate that the company is getting value for its money when purchasing from suppliers
  • Adhere to the company’s procurement processes, making sure all required approvals, controls, and reporting are in place
  • Manage all procurement activities e.g. processing requests, creating POs, tenders, spot purchases, negotiations, supply market intelligence, etc.
  • Keep track of, and furnish reports regarding procurement KPIs
  • Conduct price benchmarking to ensure that the company’s prices are within market levels
  • Confirm country targets and integrate negotiations to guarantee optimal benefits or costs for the company
  • Explore various alternative strategies for negotiation agreements that result in maximum cost reductions for the company
  • Identify, recommend, and execute  savings initiatives in terms of:
    • Volumes e.g. rationalization, consolidation)
    • Technical requirements e.g. value engineering, standardization
    • Vendors’ market e.g. sourcing new vendors
    • Price e.g. warranty, payment terms, life cycle, or lump sum
  • Work with Global Sourcing and Regional Procurement on carrying out global and regional negotiations
  • Represent the company in front of suppliers to ensure they are aware of what is expected from them and offer the opportunity to supply Puma Energy
  • Establish and recommend vendor shortlist for RFQ or RFP
  • Lead and manage RFQ
  • Make sure negotiation outcomes become contracts
  • Work closely with the legal team regarding all contracts
  • Observe contract performance and furnish reports
  • Function as primary POC for non-oil procurement initiatives
  • Ensure procurement policies, procedures, and programs are implemented
  • Acquire a clear knowledge of challenges and opportunities relevant to procurement matters with the aim of providing recommendations in decision-making
  • Gain a clear understanding of key differences of business processes and activities (e.g. Retail, Operations, Maintenance, Aviation, etc.) within the company

Note that the above is a general description of the nature of work attributed to the role and may not list all the duties and responsibilities, and requisite skills of the position.

Who should apply?

Applicants must be able to satisfy these basic eligibility requirements to apply for the role:

  • Holds a relevant undergraduate qualification
  • 0 to 12 months of professional work experience
  • Methodical and accurate when carrying out tasks
  • Able to render analysis of learning and development data accurately
  • Fully adapts to a changing business environment
  • Proactive in resolving issues but knows when to escalate
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Delivers creative solutions to business challenges
  • Fluency in English and a local language
  • Belongs to the top 5% of the graduating class

Note that the above is a general description of the nature of work attributed to the role and may not list all the duties and responsibilities, and requisite skills of the position.

How do I apply?

Eligible applicants will need to complete an online application form on Puma Energy’s careers page. Click the link below to get started:

Apply online for the Puma Energy SA Procurement Graduate Programme 2022.

Application Deadline?

No deadline for submission of applications has been set as of this posting.

Contact Information

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