Commercial Advisor (Processing & Mro) Job in South Africa

De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company, with expertise in diamond exploration, mining, grading, marketing and retail. Together with our joint venture partners, we employ more than 20,000 people across the global diamond pipeline, with many of these people in our source countries of Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa.

Commercial Advisor (Processing & Mro)

The Role

We are looking for a Commercial Advisor – Processing & MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhauls). This role ideally suits a category specialist across processing, maintenance, repair or overhauls categories. This incumbent will provide efficient and effective commercial activities relating to the respective categories that delivers improved business performance through commercial agreements, enabling innovation, supplier partnering and internal stakeholder collaboration.

Key role requirements:

Commercial Value Delivery & Supplier Partnering 

  • Support the development of category, sourcing and contracting strategies and plans through data gathering and analysis and responsibly execute allocated sourcing & contracting activities.
  • Maintain relationships with strategic suppliers, to drive step change in value and deliver innovative solutions that position Anglo American as a partner of choice. 
  • Support the implementation of commercial strategies to support business needs and improve value delivery. 
  • Provide support with regards to negotiations and finalising GFAs (General Framework Agreements) 


  • Actively track commercial dashboard KPIs and proactively address and escalate issues.
  • Provide support with the development of category strategies though the analysis and gathering of data.
  • Identify, enable & track value and inclusive procurement opportunities, commercial initiatives and specific resource requirements.
  • Execute relevant project procurement activities in a timely and visible manner. 

Sourcing & Contracts Management  

  • Responsible for compiling and executing allocated sourcing events, contracting and contract management (including administration), supplier/contract performance management and initiative management.
  • Implement value delivery plans for routine and tactical sourcing & contracting and contractor management activities. 
  • Create proactive visibility and continuous improvement of sourcing and contracts pipeline related to allocated portfolio.

Commercial Agreements

  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers, to drive step change in value and deliver innovative solutions.
  • Provide support regarding supplier performance management of select suppliers and address escalated issues.

Stakeholder & Supplier Management

  • Adopt new ways of working and systems usage within team regarding suppliers and key stakeholders. 
  • Support the relevant Business Partner to track and update supplier performance, based on contractual KPIs. 

Contractor Management

  • Support with the development of supplier scorecards, monitoring of supplier performance, interpretation of performance data and development of insights.  
  • Monitor the commercial performance of suppliers, escalate issues and drive resolution.
  • Participate in quarterly review / performance meetings.  


Formal Qualifications

  • A Bachelors degree.

Technical skills / knowledge requirements:

  • Strong experience with SAP Ariba and, ideally, Celonis.
  • Experience d Excel user and strong with data analysis and interpretation.
  • Ideally experienced with Processing, maintenance, repair and overhaul categories.
  • Preferably experienced with the mining / mineral processing industry.
  • Good technical knowledge across the SC value chain
  • Experienced across Sourcing and Contracting
  • Ability to integrate Commercial, PSC, Supplier Management & Purchasing sub disciplines.
  • Safety & Sustainability as it relates to Supply Chain & Inclusive Procurement 
  • Strong commercial and business case development
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Experience with Supplier Relationship Management / Stakeholder Management

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to De Beers Group to apply