Illovo Sugar

Illovo Sugar’s Procurement Transformation – Becoming Fit4Future

Forming a major part of Illovo Sugar’s “Fit4Future” business plan, a fragmented, underperforming function has been radically transformed.

As well as ambitious financial targets, the new procurement leader needed to restructure, build capability, and establish new ways of working in a complex business environment across South Africa, Eswatini, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Along the way the team overcame additional challenges from Covid, inflation, currency issues, weather impacts and civil unrest. By working together internally and with suppliers, the initial target savings has been achieved with further value identified for delivery by 2025 turning procurement into a customer focused function.