South African Weather Service – Senior Manager: Supply Chain Management

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is a Section 3(a) public entity under the Ministry of
Environmental Affairs and is governed by a Board. The organisation is an authoritative voice for
weather and climate related services in South Africa and is a member of the World Meteorological
Organisation (WMO) to fulfil a range of international obligations of the government. South African
Weather Service (SAWS) strives to be a Weather and Climate Centre of Excellence providing innovative
solutions to ensure a weather-smart region, sustainable development and economic growth.
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is therefore seeking to appoint an efficient and enthusiastic
person to undertake the role of:

Senior Manager: Supply Chain Management (Re-Advertisement)
Fixed Term Five- Year contract
Salary total package negotiable
Ref No. WS01/032020
Centre: Pretoria

Key Performance Areas
 Formulate and advise on the Supply Chain Management Policy, Travel Management Policy,
Fleet Management Policy and the Asset Management Policy;
 Development and implementation of strategies and standard methodologies across supply
chain, guiding business on best practise, controls and aligned SCM processes to operations;
 Ensure SAWS complies with appropriate government legislation, regulations and procedures
such as the PFMA, PPPF Act and Treasury Regulations and Practice Notes;
 Ensure that the resources required to fulfil the needs identified in the SAWS Business Plan are
delivered at the correct time, price and place and that the quantity and quality will satisfy
those needs;
 Ensure that the optimum sourcing strategy and technique is used including among others
utilising transversal term contracts, local versus international sourcing, paper-based bidding
system, utilising E-procurement; and negotiations;
 Ensure compliance with the requirements of National Treasury in as far as the utilisation of
Central Supplier Database;
 Ensure that all bids are performed in accordance with the prescribed and relevant Acts and
 Manage the coding of items, setting of inventory levels, placing of orders, receiving and
distribution, stores/warehouse management, expediting orders, transport management and
vendor performance;
 Ensure proper record keeping and tracking of all fixed assets and intangible assets of SAWS;
 Manage the process of asset disposal of assets in line with the SAWS Asset Management policy;
 Ensure implementation and control of a performance management system in the department;
 Implement Risk Management procedures that will eliminate wastage and fruitless
 Manage a team of diverse individuals;
 Ensure that the department complies with SAWS TQM standards.

Minimum Requirements:
 A post graduate degree in Supply Chain Management / BCom Hons Logistics or related
 Must have a minimum of 10 years’ managerial experience in supply chain management in a
State Owned Entity (SOE) or similar scientific environment
 Must have an experience in BBBEE implementation
 Must have good knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act 1 of 1999)
(PFMA), the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act 5 of 2000) (PPPFA),
National Treasury guidelines as well as other relevant prescripts within the public sector

The following will be an added advantage
 A Technical Bachelor’s degree
 Familiarity with the King iv report on Corporate Governance
 Experience in project management
 Experience in a technical environment within supply chain management unit
 Previous work in a State-Owned Entity or similar Scientific Environment.

Attributes and Competencies:
 Excellent customer relations management, internal and external
 Good communication skills (verbal and written) and negotiating skills
 Sound Accounting, budgeting and legislation knowledge
 Must have good time management skills
 Ability to work under pressure in a deadline driven environment
 Advanced Excel skills
 Analytical thinking, pro-active, systematic and pay attention to detail
 Acts with honesty and in good faith, prioritizing the best interests of SAWS
 Team leadership and management skills

Enquiries for the above-mentioned positions must be directed to:
Ms Tebatso Kekana, at Tel. (012) 367 6094
A comprehensive CV with copies of qualifications should be emailed (with the name of the position
and relevant reference number in the subject line) to:

A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be

Closing Date: 3 July 2020

Note: Candidates who previously applied, may apply again.

Recruitment Agency applicant submissions will not be considered
Preference will be given People living with disabilities in line with SAWS EE targets

Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. Candidates who have
not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement,
please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The organisation reserves the right
not to fill this position. South African Weather Service is an equal opportunity employer.
Record Reference HCM-ADVERT-Ref. WS01/032020