Vivian Allies

Vivian Allies

Procurement Manager

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About Me

I am a seasoned member of the Procurement World, with eighteen years of international experience in purchasing and supply chain management. I am fully conversant with modern procurement and purchasing techniques and am able to drive profitability improvement through strategic growth, waste elimination, and quality enhancement. My Key areas of competencies:
 Supply chain management and supplier management
 Strong negotiating skills
 Change management
 Process management
 Strategic management
 Category purchasing
 Procurement management

I am currently working for a Spanish multinational company, with a Regional Office located in Cape Town dedicated to support 3 turnkey solar power projects in the Northern Karoo (in excess of 3BN ZAR). I am currently the Procurement Manager for 2 of these projects (approximately 1,2BN ZAR each). Prior my current employment I was in the Oil & Gas sector where I was part of the Global Supply Chain Management Team that supported contracts in Sub Sahara Africa. At the time I was the Regional Procurement Manager for the Sub Sahara African Region and had staff members reporting to me in countries such as Gabon, Congo, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea, where our main functions was to support Operations and Projects underway. This also required me to travel through Central and West Africa which provided me with an intimate knowledge regarding business conduct and ethics within Sub Sahara Africa.

I have a strong background in various aspects of Logistics, Procurement, Inventory and Stock control, Warehousing and Distribution management. I possess a fervent interest in the delivery of high quality work and cost effective distribution solutions to the end user. I have valuable administrative and management ability coupled with a team-player attitude and, training and leadership experience.


JOB TITLE: Procurement Manager

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Energy & Natural Resources

CATEGORY: Capital Goods

CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Senior

PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: SAP



Work experience

Procurement Manager

Abengoa Abeinsa

November 2014 - Present | Cape Town, South Africa