Hawley - Procurement Specialist - Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Juanita Hawley

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa


I am a highly respected and experienced manager with specialist pedigree in Facilities Management, Procurement and Supply Chain. I possess over 17 years operational experience, 3 of which have been in management. I offer a combination of logistics, supply chain, inventory, property, vendor and travel management experience.

I have acquired sound operational and managerial skills and consider myself to be a Total Management Solution within the industry. I have developed specialist skills that have enabled me to provide cost saving solutions in various work processes and projects which the rest of my CV will illustrate. I have exceptional strategic planning foresight that allows me conceptualise visions for the future and plan intricately on achieving them whilst being able to communicate such visions in simple clear ways to peers and subordinates.


Procurement Specialist

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Specilising in Negotiations, Vendor Management, Sourcing and supply.

Extensive well developed interpersonal peoples skills.

Work History

Service Level Manager Facilities

Business Connexion

From April 2010

Service Level Manager - Facilities Business Connexion – Supply Chain Management Division 2011
Job Overview – Within Service Level Management, managing the Service Levels of all outsourced contracts in Facilities Maintenance. Managing a team of 2 staff with split portfolio’s running daily operational requirements.
• Vendor Management with the outsourced Facilities Management Vendor
o Including but not limited to Service Level Management;
o Financial Management Reporting and analysis;
o National Portfolio Management;
o Commodity Management including technical, maintenance agreements, planned preventative management, and general supply of goods and services;
o Specialised projects – Most recently Server Room Upgrade Internationally
• Cost Centre analysis and reporting monthly on Divisional spend
• Developing, applying and complying with company policies and service level agreements (SLA's)
Notable Achievements – Promoted to current position within 1 year in Analyst Role

Supply Chain Management Analyst Business Connexion – Supply Chain Management Division 2010
Job Overview – Within Strategic Outsourcing Service Level Management, managing the procurement of all outsourced contracts in Facilities, Fleet Management and Travel.
• Negotiating outsourced contracts, prices, and discount terms with Suppliers
o Including but not limited to Accommodation Contracts, Car Rental Contracts, Facilities Contracts, International Contracts (Regional in Africa)
• Analyzing and reporting monthly on Divisional Spend
• Developing, applying and complying with company policies and service level agreements (SLA's)
• Involvement with Project management of specific outsource projects, most recently Generator Replacement Project with Landlord (generated a 1m savings), Travel End to End process project (in progress).
• General goods and service sourcing for the Africa Porfolio for branches in Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria
Notable Achievements – Generate

Procurement Specilaist

Investec Bank Ltd

August 2001 - October 2009

Procurement Specialist Investec Bank Ltd: Finance & Procurement Division 2008/9
Job Overview – Leading the testing, implementation, administration and support of Investec's principal e-procurement system (mymarket.com) across 3 divisions and incorporating 800 users.
• On engagement, performing thorough IT and business analysis to define development requirements
• Mapping cost centre and approval workflows to govern system functionality
• Serving as the System Administrator, controlling users, resolving issues and documenting settings
• Engaging with Divisional Accounting and Operational Heads to facilitate the national rollout
• Training Purchasing Agents and users in the Accounts and Expense Claim functions
• Negotiating with Suppliers with respect to adopting the system
• Management of junior buyers
Notable Achievements – Took on and successfully implemented the system despite little previous IT experience; Performed intense and complex business analysis which directly resulted in the saving of months of time and achievement of "go live" deadlines; Conducted training at Head Office Senior Management level at the Investec Global Management Forum
Procurement Specialist Investec Bank Ltd: Banqueting and Facilities Division 2001 - 2008
Job Overview – Managing procurement for the Banqueting and Facilities division with additional responsibility to provide hands-on support to the Accounting department on special projects
• Selecting, ordering and purchasing goods (food and furniture) at best price/quality
• Negotiating contracts, prices, discount terms and transportation requirements with Suppliers
• Analysing buying patterns, managing stock holdings and anticipating future stock requirements
• Setting the committee recommended mark-up rates and general selling prices of good to internal buyers
• Controlling the Food and Beverage budget and corresponding procurement
• Developing, applying and complying with company policies and service level agreements (SLA's)
• Working

Qualifications & Certifications

Purchasing and Supply Chain Diploma

PSM College

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Maurice Kerrigan

The Hill High '95

The Hill High School

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