Contracts Manager – Sourcing Partner (FMCG – Franchise environment)

Contracts Manager – Sourcing Partner (FMCG – Franchise environment)

Job Title: Contracts Manager – Sourcing Partner (FMCG – Franchise environment)
Location: Gauteng
Reference: JN -072019-17144
Contact Name: Cindy Deysel
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 17, 2019 09:53

Job Description


  • TCO/Supplier Management
  • Responsible for company-wide commodity TCO
  • Proposes/facilitates TCO reduction initiatives
  • Leads negotiations with suppliers
  • Structures agreements
  • Identifies strategic impact of key industry/technological trends on commodity
  • Monitors supplier performance
  • Monitors team performance
  • Develops suppliers 
  • Drives continuous improvement initiatives 
  • Understands impact of applicable commodity related legislation 
  • Understands Supplier Industry
  • Review industry literature and new supplier products
  • Build and update supplier cost models
  • Understands User Needs
  • Understand production and usage forecasts by SKU 
  • Identify potential / best brand names and specifications 
  • Respecify product inputs 
  • Inventory Management
  • Participates in long-term strategic planning process that will impact commodities 
  • Participates in commodity management forecasting process 
  • Proposes inventory reduction targets 
  • Provides input on issues regarding commodity logistics 
  • Identifies improvement opportunities regarding the commodity 
  • Order Placement
  • Provides oversight over order fulfillment process 
  • IT & Systems Support 
  • Volume and Price forecasting processes and systems 
  • Contract management 
  • Supplier evaluation and selection, pricing research and history
  • Oversight of order management and supplier payment 
  • People Development
  • Takes responsibility for self development 
  • Evaluates, coaches and develops core commodity team members 
  • Gives input into evaluation of non-commodity management members



  • B. degree with further study
  • BSc, BCom etc. 
  • MBA preferred



  • Several years of service in a global sourcing management position 
  • Demonstrated involvement at a strategic level in an organisation 
  • Will have managed a cross-functional team with a proven track record of achieving targets and developing people



  • Ability to build relationships with EXCO and line executives and key managers and to promote teamwork between their function and other areas
  • Develop stakeholder management strategies for key external stakeholders 
  • Demonstrate the ability to source best practice from the external market and apply appropriate solutions to create shift in the business
  • Provide clear direction to staff and MDTs 
  • Manage a budget and control costs within agreed parameters 
  • Understand value chains and be able to generate integrated solutions with colleagues from other disciplines
  • Must be able to reengineer processes improve efficiencies, reduce risk, reduce costs and improve service delivery
  • Implement and integrate solutions across multiple disciplines as required
  • Ability to develop and maintain networks across industries

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