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Trainer & Merchandise Manager - (Deli &Dairy)

Date: 22-Jul-2019

Location: 09-Doha, QA

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Role Purpose:

 

The Category Sourcing Manager is responsible for coordinating with buyers as well as supporting purchases for MAF Retail. The role holder is also responsible for assisting with selection and examining products that get to store shelves, in catalogues, and online.

 

Role Details – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Sourcing Strategy

  • Implement effective strategies for sourcing goods and maintaining desired stock levels
  • Research and review new products to meet company's goals
  • Prepare and review purchase details of orders and deliveries
  • Research and suggest new suppliers with long-term cost savings or quality improvement
  • Implement methods to reduce shortages and overstocking through analysis of data and prepare control strategies

Tender and Negotiation

  • Engage in souring the best quality products for competitive prices aligned with the organizations objectives
  • Manage the issuances of tenders and RFQs to the market in coordination with the relevant business users within MAF Retail
  • Implement negotiation strategies to secure profitable deals
  • Stay abreast of shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers
  • Develop a cost scenario analysis, and benchmarking for the sourcing function when required

Vendor Relationships

  • Identify profitable suppliers and initiate partnerships
  • Cultivate relationships with existing and future suppliers
  • Develop and provide inputs on the risk evaluation of existing and future supply contracts
  • Identify trustworthy vendors and suppliers to develop future partnerships with
  • Utilize network to expand supplier base and attend trade shows to identify new product trends and potential suppliers

Sourcing Optimization

  • Develop reports on key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Control spending and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

Quality Control

  • Follow all required policies and procedures related to quality assurance of sourced items
  • Ensure regular supplier audits are implemented
  • Oversee communication with suppliers on quality related issues and propose areas for improvement to ensure best quality products
  • Report any action that might interfere with the proper functioning of the company

Coordination with Internal Stakeholders

  • Communicate with Sales Development frequently to better understand the needs of MAF Retail
  • Develop database of key trends in consumer retail
  • Communicate with relevant stakeholders to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the sourcing function

Human Capital Responsibilities

  • Assist with the implementation of the performance management process by setting objectives, monitoring performance, and provide constructive feedback and provide inputs to senior management
  • Provide mentorship for the purpose of developing a continuous talent pipeline for key roles
  • Provide inputs on training needs and coordinate with the HC department to ensure facilitation of training requirements
  • Develop and implement on the job-training for the team
  • Provide inputs for the development of annual manpower plan
  • Ensure the implementation of MAF Retail’s corporate policies and relevant procedures

Disclaimer: This role description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal responsibilities of the role identified and shall not be construed as an exhaustive description of all the work requirements inherent to success in the role.

Definition of Success

  • Purchases as a percent of sales
  • Number of suppliers
  • Procurement ROI
  • Supplier quality rating
  • Inventory turnover ratio
  • Relationships developed with suppliers

Other Context (if applicable):

  • N/A

Functional/Technical Competencies

  • To Be Added

Personal Characteristics and Required Background:

Minimum Qualifications/education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Business Administration

Minimum experience

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role
  • 2+ years in retail

Skills

  • Talent in negotiations and networking
  • Strong people management skills
  • Strong business communication and presentation skills
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Strong leadership capabilities

 

Signature of Role Holder:

 

Approved By

 

 

 

Head of Division/Department/Sec:

 

Head of Human Capital: