Leadership Profile: Elmarie van der Merwe of Pretoria Portland Cement

| 0 Comments
Elmarie van der Merwe.jpgThis month SmartProcurement profiles Elmarie van der Merwe from PPC.

Full name: Elmarie van der Merwe

Position: Head: Group Procurement

Your organisations’ procurement expenditure: R3.459-billion

Who does P & SM report to: Executive: Group Services

Private sector OR Public sector: Private Sector

Core business activity of the enterprise: Manufacturing of Cement

Number of people in your P & SM organisation: Head Office – 10. Throughout Group - 80

Management motto: As a leader, it is my responsibility to create an environment for people to excel and be passionate about what they do. My role is to provide them with the guidelines, the means and ability to be the best they can be.

Membership of professional bodies: SAPICS

What is your vision for P & SM: I would like to see P & SM positioned strategically in the Top 100 companies in SA. For employees in P & SM to be passionate about the field and be in a position to be strategically placed in their organisations.

Personal best achievement: Personally, as a mother, I was able to instill a hunger for knowledge and achievement in my children. Professionally – to obtain my B.Com Honors in Logistics through UNISA.

Most important commodities: In the cement industry, our raw materials take the focus, but I loved Travel.

The person that has had the biggest influence on your life: My children. Through very difficult times in my life, they loved me unconditionally.

The person that has had the biggest influence on your career: Pepé Meijer, the Executive: Group Services in PPC. My mentor for most of my years at PPC.

Person you would most like to meet: Nelson Mandela (Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world)

waltdisney.gifBusiness person who has impressed you most: Walt Disney (All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.)

 

 

 

 Your favorite South African organisation: Coca Cola South Africa and Old Mutual

Your favorite global organisation: Old Mutual

Your philosophy about life: People may forget you for your achievements in life, but they will never forget the way you made them feel.

Favourite reading: Joel Osteen, John C. Maxwell,

Favourite music: Michael W. Smith, 80’s, actually anything except Hard Rock

Favourite sport: Rugby (Blue Bulls supporter)

Favourite website: LinkedIn (and Facebook – reunited me with so many school friends and long lost family), SmartProcurement.

Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Music, Songwriting, Hiking, sewing, reading

Car: Nissan X-trail, gold (but once the kids have their own wheels – Mazda MX5)

Married: Fanie van der Merwe – 2 years

Children: Heilize 21, Thornton 14, Tristan 13

Leave a comment


SmartProcurement Newsletter
X

Please enter your details below to receive the SmartProcurement Newsletter for FREE on a regular basis.

As part of the SmartProcurement Newsletter you will be receiving World Class Procurement News, Tools, Tips, Tactics, Procurement Training updates, Upcoming Events, and the latest Procurement Career Openings.

* Email Address:
* Title:
* First Name:
* Surname:
* Company:
  Position:
* Country:
* Public / Private:

 

 

Career opportunites

Commodity Manager

  • <500 000 Commodities Permanent Procurement Management Western Cape
R700 000 - R850 000 per annum,Location: Western ...More

National Supply Chain Manager

  • <500 000 Across borders Permanent Procurement Management Supply Chain
R750 000 - R1 000 000 per annum,Location: ...More

Industrial Engineer

  • <500 000 >500 000 Industrial Engineer Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Western Cape
R450 000- R500 000 CTC per annum,Location: Western ...More

Commodity Manager

  • <500 000 Commodities Gauteng Permanent Procurement Management
Category: Procurement,Salary: R700 000 - R800 000 per ...More

Supply Chain Manager

  • <500 000 Gauteng Permanent Procurement Management Supply Chain
Category: Consulting,Salary: R750 000 - R800 000 CTC ...More

Logistics Manager

  • <500 000 Across borders Logistics & Warehousing Permanent Procurement Management
Category: Logistics,Salary: R900 000 - R1 000 000 ...More

Demand Planner

  • <500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Projects / Category Management
Area of Specialisation: Planning,Salary: R500 000 - R650 ...More

Industrial Engineer

  • <500 000 Analyst Gauteng Industrial Engineer Permanent
R800 000 - R850 000 CTC per annum.Location: ...More

Security Manager

  • <500 000 Analyst Gauteng Permanent Procurement Officer / Specialist
(Total Cost to Company R350K - R550K).This is ...More

Operations Manager

  • <500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Projects / Category Management
(Total Cost to Company R650k - R750k) excluding

Commodity Manager Raw Materials

  • <500 000 Commodities Gauteng Permanent Strategic Sourcing
(Total Cost to Company R980k - R800k) excluding ...More

Commodity Manager Logistics

  • <500 000 Commodities Gauteng Logistics & Warehousing Permanent
(Total Cost to Company R1mil - R900k).Industry: Engineering

Procurement Consultant

  • <500 000 Gauteng Permanent Procurement Consultant Procurement Management
(Total Cost To Company 550K - 450K) includes ...More

Commodity Manager MRO &CAPEX

  • <500 000 Commodities Gauteng Permanent Projects / Category Management
(Total Cost To Company 900k - 750k) includes ...More

Commodity Specialist - IT Hardware and Software

  • <500 000 Commodities Gauteng Logistics & Warehousing Permanent
(Total Cost to Company R550k - R650k) including

Sourcing Specialist

  • <500 000 Gauteng Permanent Procurement Officer / Specialist Strategic Sourcing
(Total Cost to Company 500k - 650k)Experience and ...More

Supply Chain Manager

  • <500 000 Gauteng Permanent Procurement Management Supply Chain
(Total Cost to Company R850k - R1mil) includes

Senior Consultant

  • <500 000 Gauteng Permanent Procurement Consultant Strategic Sourcing
(Total Cost To Company 500k - R750k) includes ...More

I.T Procurement Specialist

  • <500 000 Gauteng Permanent Procurement Management Procurement Officer / Specialist
(Total Cost to Company R350k - R450k) includes

Logistics Manager

  • <500 000 Gauteng Logistics & Warehousing Permanent Procurement Management
(Total Cost to Company R700k - R550k) Including ...More