Coca-Cola Beverages: Procurement Internship Programme 2023 for South Africans

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Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has an exciting opportunity in the Procurement department: Procurement Internship Programme 2023 for South Africans.

Job location: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

We are looking for talented individuals with relevant skills and experience for a Procurement Intern In Port Elizabeth.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Country Category Specialist.

Key Purposes

To undergo 12 months of a formal programme aimed at providing work experience and acquisition of knowledge related to the processes of Procurement within the Finance Department. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Support Procurement Specialist with the below stated day to day activities:

  • Procurement administration as it relates to Request for Quotation (RFQ)/ Request for Proposal (RFP)/ Request for Information (RFI) 

  • Preferential vendor sourcing
    • Issuance of bids
    • expediting, 
    • responsive checks of bids received,
    • bid administration-verification of scores and documentation submitted
    • moderation of submitted documents
    • Summary report of bid prior to engagement with internal stakeholders on scoring and engagements with service providers prior to recommendations for award
    • Contracts administration
      • Drafting of MSA to reflect the scope of work and SLA conditions agreed in RFQ/RFP process
      • Assisting with contract extension letters
      • Assisting with breach of contract or termination letters
      • Expediting contracts to be signed off as per the Local Chart of Authority

  • Sourcing of Preferred service providers (B-BBEE 51% Black Owned, 30% Black Woman Owned, EME/QSE)

  • Contracts administration- Maintenance of the Contract lifecycle Management (CLM) Platform

  • SAP/D365 Contract administration – submission of contract pricing to be created on the ERP platforms to the Genpact Team to create Contracts.

  • General query expediting with various internal stakeholders
  • General pricing query request from various vendors

  • Update the Transporter Database with additional routes, new vendors and rates once approved

Skills, Experience & Education

Qualifications / Experience 

  • A minimum of a relevant Degree in Accounting
  • Relevant work experience would be an advantage 

  • Competent in Microsoft Office (Excel) 
  • SAP knowledge would be advantageous
  • South African Citizen 


Customer orientation:

  • Be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Always acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Problem Solving:

  • Use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.

Good Communication:

  • The ability to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others and tailors the content of speech to the level and experience of the audience.


  • The ability to work well in teams comprising members of one’s own work unit or discipline. Including being flexible and can work with a wide variety of different people on different tasks.


  • The ability to marshal resources (material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; this includes using resources effectively and efficiently arranges information and files in a useful manner.

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