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Head of Supplier Business (Supplier Trading Terms)

takealotcom · 30+ days ago
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takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Head of Supplier Business to join our team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, young, creative, hard- working people to join us. We offer market related benefits, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored if you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

This position reports to the Head of Retail and Marketplace:

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Build & lead a team of Supplier Business Managers to ensure optimum income is derived from Takealot trading terms
  • Establish productive, professional relationships with key suppliers and cross functional divisions focused toward the business strategy
  • Negotiate and recover maximum income from trading terms in line with the business strategy
  • Key understanding of retail landscape and develop programs and opportunities to increase supplier income
  • Key central business resource who provides support and knowledge for the retail divisions and suppliers
  • Lead key supplier (current & future) rebate and trading term negotiations
  • Review all vendor contracts and assess their earning potential against category benchmarks
  • Ensure all trading terms are category aligned and fit within the strategy
  • Build a framework and institutionalize processes and work streams that yield maximum income
  • Strict adherence to all compliance & legislative requirements
  • Manage, train and build a team of highly effective negotiators
  • Deliver income recoveries that meet and exceed the business plan

Attributes required:

  • Smart, analytical thinker with strong numerical skills
  • Innovative, creative individual unafraid to take risks, you ask difficult questions and challenge status quo
  • Energetic, dynamic individual - can-do attitude, self-motivated, assertive & resilient
  • Results oriented - Proven track record of execution and delivering exceptional results
  • Proven experience and passion for working across functions and with c-level leaders, synthesizing multiple points of view and owning a coherent action plan, all while negotiating and influencing others
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Experience in building, managing and developing teams

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience in retail/ wholesale environment
  • 5+ years managerial experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required (Supply chain / Finance or Business degree advantageous)
  • Strong competency in analytical tools 

The Environment:

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurialthrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.
  • thinks like an owner of the business.
  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

 

Last updated on Nov 29, 2023

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