Inclusive Procurement Manager, Supplier Development, 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.

Inclusive Procurement Manager - Supplier Development

Job Description:

Lead the development and deployment of a strategic partnering and supplier development approach that will capacitate communities, create velocity and drive scale to contribute to the Living Mine in Southern Africa.

Your duties will include:

  • Provide Safety, Health & Environment leadership when delivering on goals, ambitions and activities to ensure safety, health and wellbeing at work and at home.
  • Provide Inclusive Procurement contributions to the overall Supply Chain business strategy, particularly pertaining to creative partnering and robust supplier development.
  • Develop, deploy and maintain our AA strategic approach/framework to supplier development through an Inclusive Procurement lens (internal, external and governmental) that will elevate the programme, create velocity, leverage regional and national scale and ensure sustainability beyond mine closure.
  • Operationalise the supplier development framework, delivering co-ordinated monthly performance management routines in partnership with our Supply Chain and Social Performance teams in our Southern African Business Units
  • Support Supply Chain regions/BUs/teams to translate the strategy into area specific critical tasks, performance targets, plans and budgets, ensuring it is responsive to local nuances, realities and changing, volatile environments.
  • Support the development of a change, engagement & communication plan that will support the effective deployment of the strategy, achievement of our ambitions and celebrate achievements.
  • Provide area-specific input to the overall Inclusive Procurement scorecard and targets and support the tracking of performance against these.
  • Provide input to category portfolio and value delivery planning, support global category strategy development, commercial & initiative plans and agreements to ensure formal commitment are embedded..



  • An undergraduate qualification - Bachelor degree level or equivalen
  • Desirable: A postgraduate qualification (Honours/ Masters degree or equivalent) in a relevant discipline OR a proven track record of extensive practical experience in a role and context of similar complexity


  • Strategy development and execution
  • Incubation and enterprise/supplier development
  • Good Commercial experience in mining/large scale projects AND/OR small-medium enterprise financial sustainability 
  • Knowledge of Regulatory and Legislative Frameworks pertaining to Southern African Procurement
  •  Continuous Supply Chain improvement and optimisation

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to De Beers Group to apply