​Procurement Manager - (Imports), South Africa

Posted 28 November 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
LocationRepublic of South Africa
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameCharles Matthews

Job description

Procurement Manager - (Imports), South Africa

Location: Africa (Remote)

Our client is a climate tech start-up transforming the clean energy transition in emerging markets. We are the only end-to-end investment and asset management platform for distributed energy, offering project developers and investors a business-in-a-box solution to finance, build and operate distributed energy projects at scale across the globe.


  • Hands-on experience in all aspects of supply chain management as above

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Comfortable working as an individual contributor

  • Knowledge of South African customs regulations and trade agreements

  • Client ownership and client success mindset

  • Methodical, with ability to self-manage priorities, routines e.g., scheduled check-ins, reporting.

  • Experience of working on logistics and inventory management software

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


  • Knowledge of solar market and familiarity with OEMs and equipment types

  • Experience of managing internal and external teams

  • Experience of working in an entrepreneurial high-growth environment

Duties and responsibilities:

Shipping Management

  • Organize shipping, including taking decisions around consolidating shipments, selection and negotiation of best FCL/ LCL rates with carriers, pre-shipment inspections, etc.

  • Coordinate with OEMs carries and review completeness and correctness of documentation.

  • Establish routines for tracking real-time status of multiple shipments and communicate status to internal and external stakeholders.

Custom clearances

  • Ensuring timeliness and completeness of documentation for speedy clearance.

  • Coordinate with and advice C&F agents on tariff matters as needed.

  • Anticipate risks of delay and proactively take actions to mitigate risks.

  • Promptly resolve any delays, representing the company before custom officers as needed.

Warehousing and transportation

  • Manage warehousing providers; ensure due insurances and safety compliances.

  • Establish inventory management policies and procedures.

  • Maintain a roster of transporters to cover deliveries in Southern African region.

  • Streamline the system of negotiation and contracting to avoid delays.

Operations and Reporting

  • Meticulously maintaining CRM, SCM systems, technical and resource libraries.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and company policies.

  • Analyse supply chain data to identify opportunities for process and cost improvements.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure seamless supply chain operations.

  • Establish routines for updating and reporting to internal and external stakeholders.

The Benefits:

· Several benefits

If this looks like the role for you, feel free to contact Charles below.

Charles Matthews


  • +44 (0) 2045667162