IT Sourcing Specialist

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Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Group Technology is responsible for the provision of a digitally enabled technology service as a group COE, drive business and transformation and provide group-wide digital and data architecture. We operate the various technology platforms and shared services, ensure Cyber and Information Security resilience, and act as technology governance and risk orchestrator for technology across Sanlam.

What will you do?

The IT Sourcing Specialist is responsible for implementing the IT sourcing plans for the Sanlam Group. The role resides within Sanlam Group Technology and forms part of the IT Sourcing, Contracts and Vendor Management team. The purpose of the role is to facilitate a seamless onboarding process for new vendors and to maintain the integrity of contracts and confidentiality of the sourcing process.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • To be a trusted advisor to Sanlam business with regards to IT sourcing 
  • Engage with relevant business forums providing advice and guidance regarding the sourcing process 
  • Enable the Sanlam business by providing access to suitably skilled vendors/suppliers through the sourcing process 
  • Conduct RFx's (tenders) when required:
  • Assist business units with compiling of RFx (tender) documentation packs including evaluation criteria 
  • Collaborate with Sanlam Group Sourcing on various RFx initiatives and engagements
  • Participate in IT ESD initiatives through Sanlam ESD Program
  • Engage with relevant forums and internal review teams, i.e., Architecture Forum, Cloud Risk Assessment etc
  • Conduct Market research activities when required to obtain understanding of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Review sourcing policies, procedures, and documents on a regular basis 
  • Ensure correctness, availability, and adherence to Sourcing templates, policies, and procedures.
  • Identify and manage risks for Vendor Management Team 
  • Co-ordinate and participate in vendor evaluation and selection process for tenders 
  • Ensure consolidation and optimisation in the sourcing and contracting process through effective negotiation  
  • Identify possible savings and Value Add opportunities 
  • Meet with potential suppliers 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant post Matric qualification (Procurement / Purchasing / Supply Chain / Commercial)
  • IT degree would be advantageous
  • CIPS Qualification will be an advantage
  • Understanding and interpretation of the BBBEE codes
  • An understanding of the complexities associated with IT services and Vendors
  • 5years+ IT Sourcing working experience

Knowledge and Skills

Procurement and contracts management
Procurement services
Compliance and governance
Supplier management
Procurement trends

Personal Attributes

Balances stakeholders - Contributing independently
Manages conflict - Contributing independently
Financial acumen - Contributing independently
Interpersonal savvy - Contributing independently
Optimises work processes - Contributing independently

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Being resilient - Contributing independently
Builds networks - Contributing independently
Business insight - Contributing independently
Collaborates - Contributing independently
Communicates effectively - Contributing independently
Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
Customer focus - Contributing independently
Drives engagement - Contributing independently
Drives results - Contributing independently

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.