Africa Health Research Institute: Procurement Manager

Company Africa Health Research Institute
Reference # PROCMAN/OCT/2020
Published 30/10/2020
Contract Type Contract
36 Months
Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is a 540-member independent academic institute with an annual budget of ~R350 million. AHRI conducts world-class research in HIV, TB and non-communicable disease, spanning basic, clinical, social and population sciences.

Job Functions Finance,Procurement
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit,Procurement & Purchasing
This role is responsible for the procurement of goods and services pertaining to AHRI, including administrative, support and research units and the management of staff in the Procurement Department.

This position will be based at AHRI’s Durban Research Campus, with frequent travel to the Somkhele Research Campus.


1. BCom (Hons) or equivalent, specialising in SCM or Commerce OR
2. B-degree with Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management


1. Five years buying experience in a Procurement Profession.
2. Previous experience in dealing with all aspects of the purchasing cycle.
3. Senior buying experience in a Procurement Profession.
4. Experience of handling the purchase of goods and services through the competitive bidding (tender) process.
5. Experience in the Medical Industry is beneficial.


1. Computer literate, sound knowledge of Excel
2. Accuracy
3. Must be able to work with minimum supervision
4. Must be able to work under pressure
5. Good interpersonal and communication skills
6. Creative, can take initiative, can solve problems.

AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid work permit holders. AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Job Closing Date 20/11/2020