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Print Outsource International

Job Type

Full Time


South Africa

Description :


At least three (3-5) years of experience in procurement, category management,

• strategic sourcing or related functions, with demonstrated breadth and/or depth in

• one or more categories

• Experience in apparel, accessories and gifting manufacturing environments,

• preferably working with medium- to high-volume products

• Understanding of the strategic sourcing process, opportunity / spend analyses,

• contract negotiations, and procure-to-pay processes

• Strong communication, negotiation, and analytical skills

• Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize appropriately and handle

• multiple tasks simultaneously

• Ability to work independently or collaborate with various global and local

• stakeholders

• Team player with strong interpersonal skills

• Ability to travel

• The ability to work across a wide range of commodities including merchandise related commodities (e.g. branded merchandise, uniforms, corporate gifting etc)

• Strategy: develop a category strategy including supplier landscape analysis, category spend analysis, category governance and category performance

• Cross-functional Support / Leadership: support and coordinate purchasing projects with cross-functional stakeholders. Develop strong stakeholder support and cooperation

• Spend Analysis: collect, process, and analyze historical and forecasted spend data

• Cost Management: analyze existing requirements and pricing to ensure the most cost-effective options. Achieve highest value for goods and services while enabling unique requirements

• Supplier Relationship Management: establish measurement metrics and tools to monitor supplier performance and ensure contract compliance. Maintain day-to-day supplier relationships; act as the lead point of contact for all commercial issues

• Strategic Sourcing: lead strategic sourcing process and establish global / regional /country agreements to consolidate suppliers/spend. Develop a solid understanding of cost drivers and contracts by commodity

• Contracting: lead commercial contract negotiations. Manage stakeholders in negotiation process, including legal, supplier, and stakeholders

• Procurement Process: enable efficient procurement process through contract structure, preferred supplier relationships, and stakeholder training, using supporting technology such as eProcurement where possible

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