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Procurement Specialist CS2302

Type: Permanent | Salary: The total remuneration package will be based on qualifications and experience. | Posted: 355 days ago | Closing date: 23 June

The position of Procurement Specialist is vacant. The Procurement Specialist will report directly to the Senior Manager: Procurement Operations and forms part of the Corporate Services Division. The position is based in Head Office in Pretoria.

The total remuneration package for this position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

The Procurement Specialist will be required to provide support to the Senior Manager: Procurement Operations through the implementation of the following Key Performance Areas (KPAs):

  • Efficiently and effectively roll out and implement the procurement elements flowing from the GEMS strategy;
  • Provide professional, ethical and compliant procurement processes and procurement activities up to and including negotiation and contracting for relevant GEMS stakeholders to achieve value for money and high stakeholder satisfaction;
  • To consider, plan and coordinate all procurement related requirements of the Scheme;
  • To deliver outcomes and objectives as agreed with the Senior Manager, including those contained within the Work Plan;
  • Effectively report on procurement activities against the determined procurement principles;
  • Review and submit progress against annual procurement plans bi-weekly to the Senior Manager: Procurement Operations;
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to determine procurement needs, quality, and delivery requirements and
  • Maintain supplier relationships and assess adherence to contractual conditions and budgetary provisions.

Qualification, skills and competencies requirements are:

  • Degree or Diploma in Supply Chain Management or Economics or similar;
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in procurement and particularly in procurement, planning and contracting with at least 3 years of experience at a management level;
  • Knowledge of procurement processes and negotiation and contracting;
  • Procurement Planning skills;
  • Be organised and have good time management skills;
  • Sound planning and project management skills;
  • Be analytical and have the ability to manage priorities;
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening, written and verbal);
  • Have the ability to work well as part of a team;
  • Be computer literate in at least Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint on an advanced level;
  • Be responsible and reliable;
  • Have a diligent work ethic with attention to detail;
  • Be self-motivated and pro-active;
  • Have strong negotiation skills;
  • Have resilient pressure management abilities; and
  • An understanding of the medical schemes industry would be advantageous.

 

https://www.careerjunction.co.za/companies/35144/government-employees-medical-scheme

The closing date for applications is 22 June 2023. Should you not hear from us by 31 August2023, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

*** GEMS employs people with the highest level of integrity – submission to the appropriate pre-employment assessment is obligatory to be considered for the position.

*** Kindly note that the information provided on application of the position may be shared with a third party for vetting purposes and will be stored by GEMS for a period of 5 years.

*** Kindly note that information is required for Employment Equity Purposes and information gathered is strictly used according to the intended purpose of collection, unless there is a legal need or permission is granted from the applicant themselves to make use of it for other purpose

*** Should you wish to have your information removed from the GEMS database, kindly send a request in writing to jobs@gems.gov.za.

*** GEMS adopts a hybrid work model

***GEMS is guided by the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to groups who are underrepresented in accordance with GEMS employment equity plan.





The position of ICT Integration Specialist is vacant. The ICT Integration Specialist will report directly to the   Senior Manager: Application Development and forms part of the ICT division. The position is based at GEMS Head Office, Pretoria.

The total remuneration package will be will be based on qualifications and experience. 

The ICT Integration Specialist will be required to participate in the planning, coordination, and solution development and implementation activities related to the integration of applications and technologies within the organizations application integration environment. Proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, proficiency in programming languages and data structures, and knowledge of integration best practices are critical to successful performance in this role and providing support to the SM: Applications Development through the following KPA’s:

Key Performance Areas (KPAs):

  • Develop and maintain services used in application integrations.
  • Design integration solutions and document the design in accordance with best practices.
  • Work with development teams to architect, design, build, and implement application integrations.
  • Develop and maintain data integration components such as SQL queries, stored procedures, data extraction and cleansing, and integration with system front end components.
  • Write PL-SQL code to retrieve appropriate data as derived from requirements.
  • Build reports and/or data extracts to support business analysis.
  • Support development on resolving system defects, acting as liaison in developing solutions.
  • Coordinate directly with business analyst to best understand and analyze application integration business specifications.
  • Provide technical assistance to troubleshoot and resolve integration errors.
  • Assist application software developers and engineers in development of Application Program Interface (APIs) to interact with the application integration environment
  • Design, develop, and deploy solutions within the organization’s architectural principles, policies, and guidelines
  • Continually develop skills in the integration technologies in place in the AI environment, as well as staying informed on new developments in integration technology.
  • Implement audit, logging, and monitoring solutions to provide proactive operational support in the AI environment.

Qualification requirements are:

  • National diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information technology, information systems or relevant degree
  • Application Integration Certification is must.
  • Experience in Application Integration role is a must.
  • Full systems development life cycle experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant work experience in Application Architect.
  • Certification in Application Integration is a must.
  • Systems Development Lifecycle Management is essential. Project Management is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of HealthCare Solution is an advantage.
  • Competency with XML constructs and schemas.
  • Technically fluent in programming languages, including .Net environment/ platform
  • Experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping and methodology development, and data mapping
  •  Confidence and experience with API protocols and schemas such as SOAP and REST

All external candidates, please apply via Career Junction using the following link :

https://www.careerjunction.co.za/companies/35144/government-employees-medical-scheme


The closing date for applications is 2 September 2022. Should you not hear from us by 30 November 2022 please consider your application unsuccessful. 

 

*** GEMS employs people with the highest level of integrity – submission to the appropriate pre-employment assessment is obligatory to be considered for the position.

*** Information is required for Employment Equity purposes.

*** Kindly note that the information provided on application of the position may be shared with a third party for vetting purposes and will be stored by GEMS for a period of 5 years.

*** Should you wish to have your information removed from the GEMS database, kindly send a request in writing to jobs@gems.gov.za.

***Gems is guided by the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to groups who are underrepresented in accordance with Gems employment equity plan.

 

The position of ICT Integration Specialist is vacant. The ICT Integration Specialist will report directly to the   Senior Manager: Application Development and forms part of the ICT division. The position is based at GEMS Head Office, Pretoria.

The total remuneration package will be will be based on qualifications and experience. 

The ICT Integration Specialist will be required to participate in the planning, coordination, and solution development and implementation activities related to the integration of applications and technologies within the organizations application integration environment. Proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, proficiency in programming languages and data structures, and knowledge of integration best practices are critical to successful performance in this role and providing support to the SM: Applications Development through the following KPA’s:

Key Performance Areas (KPAs):

  • Develop and maintain services used in application integrations.
  • Design integration solutions and document the design in accordance with best practices.
  • Work with development teams to architect, design, build, and implement application integrations.
  • Develop and maintain data integration components such as SQL queries, stored procedures, data extraction and cleansing, and integration with system front end components.
  • Write PL-SQL code to retrieve appropriate data as derived from requirements.
  • Build reports and/or data extracts to support business analysis.
  • Support development on resolving system defects, acting as liaison in developing solutions.
  • Coordinate directly with business analyst to best understand and analyze application integration business specifications.
  • Provide technical assistance to troubleshoot and resolve integration errors.
  • Assist application software developers and engineers in development of Application Program Interface (APIs) to interact with the application integration environment
  • Design, develop, and deploy solutions within the organization’s architectural principles, policies, and guidelines
  • Continually develop skills in the integration technologies in place in the AI environment, as well as staying informed on new developments in integration technology.
  • Implement audit, logging, and monitoring solutions to provide proactive operational support in the AI environment.

Qualification requirements are:

  • National diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information technology, information systems or relevant degree
  • Application Integration Certification is must.
  • Experience in Application Integration role is a must.
  • Full systems development life cycle experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant work experience in Application Architect.
  • Certification in Application Integration is a must.
  • Systems Development Lifecycle Management is essential. Project Management is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of HealthCare Solution is an advantage.
  • Competency with XML constructs and schemas.
  • Technically fluent in programming languages, including .Net environment/ platform
  • Experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping and methodology development, and data mapping
  •  Confidence and experience with API protocols and schemas such as SOAP and REST

All external candidates, please apply via Career Junction using the following link :

https://www.careerjunction.co.za/companies/35144/government-employees-medical-scheme


The closing date for applications is 2 September 2022. Should you not hear from us by 30 November 2022 please consider your application unsuccessful. 

 

*** GEMS employs people with the highest level of integrity – submission to the appropriate pre-employment assessment is obligatory to be considered for the position.

*** Information is required for Employment Equity purposes.

*** Kindly note that the information provided on application of the position may be shared with a third party for vetting purposes and will be stored by GEMS for a period of 5 years.

*** Should you wish to have your information removed from the GEMS database, kindly send a request in writing to jobs@gems.gov.za.

***Gems is guided by the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to groups who are underrepresented in accordance with Gems employment equity plan.

 

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