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Zululand District Municipality

The Zululand District Municipality with its seat in Ulundi is an equal opportunity employer and subscribes to an affirmative action programme, which is non-racist, non-sexist, non-discriminatory and based on merit. We offer the following challenging positions to a dynamic individual of stature and maturity who can further the image of the District Municipality in all its facets.


• Salary R289 215.36 – R375 477.12 • Plus benefits such as Medical Aid, Pension Fund, 13th Cheque and Housing Scheme

Minimum Requirements: • Valid Matric Certificate • A National Diploma in Supply Chain Management/Purchasing or equivalent (NQF 6) • Certificate in Municipal Finance Management Program will be an added advantage • At least two (2) years’ relevant experience in the SCM environment • Knowledge of relevant legislations • Computer literacy in latest computer packages • Preparedness to work under pressure.

Key performance areas: • Communicating/interacting with personnel across various departments in respect of specific requirements and priorities • Receiving and verifying information recorded on requisition forms (vote numbers, specifications, etc.), processing information onto the system and allocating order numbers • Providing input into the drafting of tender notices and/or formulation of contracts in respect of procuring and appointing vendors/service providers for the delivery of specific services (building and facilities maintenance, office equipment support, etc.) • Communicating with the immediate superior on the status of specific orders and or possible steps necessary to avoid stock depletion based on supplier delivery lead times • Obtaining quotations in accordance with guidelines stipulated in the Procurement Policy • Ensuring compliance with required monthly statutory reports • Checking quoted prices and specifications against requisitions/requirements of Departments • Conducting demand analyses as per SCM regulations • Interacting with supplier representatives and resolving aspects pertaining to quality, discounts and delivery lead times • Obtaining samples of alternatives/substitute products and forwarding to departments for approval prior to confirmation • Establishing the status of the order after approval through to delivery and communicating with the supplier on issues pertaining to short delivery, damages, etc. • Validating data filled in requisition forms to ensure accuracy and completeness and facilitate corrections if so required • Supervising activities of the storeman, monitoring adherence to workflows and other operational standards applicable • Planning and coordinating stock-taking activities at predetermined intervals • Preparing and presenting operational information as it may be required by Auditors • Collating and verifying transactional documentation (requisitions, delivery notes, etc.) and forwarding for further processing and/or resolving queries on pricing/discounts, referring and making available necessary supporting documentation • Generating specific reports detailing outstanding/ back orders and re-order status and analysing inventory schedules to determine critical needs • Preparing reports detailing the status of suppliers/vendors engaged with Council in respect of quality and service delivery standards and forwarding to the immediate superior for approval prior to forwarding to relevant Committee for discussion.

Please note that short-listed candidates will be subjected to relevant security clearance and vetting processes. A successful candidate will be expected to sign a Performance Agreement upon assumption of duties.

Enquiries may be directed to: The Human Resources Section on tel: 035 874 5642/5585.

A covering letter consisting of a comprehensive CV in ENGLISH, certified copies of educational qualifications, driver’s licence and Identity Document to be submitted to: The Municipal Manager, Zululand District Municipality, Private Bag X76, Ulundi, 3838.

NB: Faxed and e-mailed applications will not be considered.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that his/her foreign qualifications have been verified by the South African Qualifications Authority and supply the Municipality with the evaluation results.

Should you not be contacted within a period of thirty (30) days from the closing date, your application be deemed to have been unsuccessful. Canvassing of councillors and management will result in the disqualification of the applicant. The Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment.