Supervisor Supplier Management

Date:  26 Mar 2024

Westonaria, South Deep, South Africa, 1780

Company:  Gold Fields Group Services (Pty) Ltd
Job Req ID: 

Farm Modderfontein,

Old Vereeniging Road,

Westonaria, 1779

PO Box 57,

Westonaria, 1780

South Africa

Tel +27 11 411 1000

Dir +27 11 411 1797

Fax +27 11 411 1588

South Deep is recruiting!


This is an opportunity to bring your expertise to a dynamic and engaged team of professionals, working together to become the beacon of pride for our people, our communities, our stakeholders, and our shareholders.


At South Deep, we value each person’s individual and collective contribution and support your ongoing development, helping you to achieve your career and our business aspirations.



Supervisor: Supplier Management




Commercial Services 


South Deep Gold Mine


The Supervisor: Supplier Management is accountable for monitoring and facilitating the maintenance of ethical and effective supplier practice aligned to the Gold Fields Environmental, Social and Governance Procurement policies and procedures.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 qualification or equivalent
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • A minimum of 5 years’ procurement experience comprising at least 3 years in a mining supply chain environment
  • 2 years’ supervisory experience
  • Proven track record and intermediate proficiency in mining procurement Environmental, Social and Governance practice
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk-based medical examination at the Gold Fields Occupational Health Centre and pass a Heat Tolerance Screening test, and such other tests as may be required to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment


Key Competencies:

  • Proven track record in safety leadership
  • Proven track record in effective negotiating and contracting skills
  • Intermediate knowledge and application of regulatory and legislative frameworks pertaining to procurement and ESG
  • Intermediate knowledge of procurement commercial processes and application of tender and contracting compliance
  • Sound interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain strong business relationships through ongoing engagement and collaboration
  • Proven diagnostic, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong planning, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • High level of personal motivation, established work ethic and attention to detail communication and interpersonal skills


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and lead operational safety, health, environmental and risk management campaigns
  • Lead and supervise team ensuring effective task assignment and delivery and, take necessary actions to enhance team and individual performance
  • Participate in and lead interventions to develop and refine the continuous improvement of ethical supplier practice and conduct standards aligned to the Gold Fields Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) procurement guidelines
  • Monitor supplier adherence to regulatory requirements, ethical standards, and responsible sourcing practices and initiate remedial actions or escalations to ensure compliance
  • Conduct audits to monitor and report on supplier compliance with contractual agreements, quality standards, and sustainability requirements and initiate remedial actions or escalations to ensure compliance
  • Collaborate with suppliers to develop and promote emission reduction tactical approaches such as energy efficiency improvements, renewable energy sourcing, and sustainable transportation
  • Screen potential suppliers according to set guidelines as a means to determine their commitment to responsible business practices, ethical sourcing, and social responsibility
  • Collect, analyse, and report on responsible procurement metrics to track progress and make recommendations aimed at addressing areas for improvement
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to communicate and share operational sustainability standards and interventions and, gather their input and support
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and operational stakeholders to ensure that mutual needs are understood and efficiently and effectively managed
  • Promote supplier diversity initiatives to enhance the organization's inclusivity and social responsibility drive


Closing Date: 08 April 2024


Please note that the Gold Fields code of conduct strictly prohibits the exchange of any payment as part of its recruitment process.


 Should you require any assistance or have any challenges in applying for a position, please contact the Recruitment hub on 011 411 1387


Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment


NOTE: all relevant certificates must be attached to your CV in order to be considered for shortlisting

*South Deep Joint Venture is an unincorporated joint venture between GFI Joint Venture Holdings Proprietary Limited (Reg. No. 1998/023354/07) and Gold Fields Operations Limited (Reg. No. 1959/003209/06), both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Newshelf 899 Proprietary Limited (Reg. No. 2007/019941/07) a subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited (Reg. No. 1968/004880/06).


Gold Fields Operations Limited Directors: MJ Fraser (Chairman), NA Chohan, J Magagula, P Matete, BL Mokoatle

GFI Joint Venture Holdings Proprietary Limited Directors: MJ Fraser (Chairman), NA Chohan, J Magagula, P Matete, BL Mokoatle

Company Secretary: Gold Fields Group Services (Proprietary) Ltd