Sourcing Manager

Posted on November 15, 2016

Bid Affairs is looking for bright, team-oriented, and experienced Sourcing Manager to join its team. The right candidate is on top of industry and trends when it comes to high-end tech brands and brings a structured analytical approach to sourcing decisions.

Key Responsibilities: Establish and foster effective strategic supplier relationships Negotiate and administer optimal terms with suppliers/distributors that consider, among other things, cost, quality and supply continuity Meet with suppliers/distributors and negotiate terms of contract Analyse consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends Visit high-end tech trade shows in order to determine what items to be featured Source new merchandise and review existing items to ensure products remain competitive Conduct tech brands industry research and identify new trends and sources Evaluate local/regional/international suppliers/distributors and analyse pricing strategies / markdowns Stay up to date with market trends and hot items/must-haves Liaise with other departments within the organisation to ensure projects are completed.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business 2-5 years of experience as a sourcing professional in an entrepreneurial, high-tech environment Track record of successful strategic sourcing Analytical skills specific to Procurement (Supplier Performance) Extensive research on tech industry trends Proven negotiating skills, business savvy, influencing brand distributors Effective communication skills with shareholders and clients

What to expect: Highly entrepreneurial and dynamic culture Fun dynamic team and work environment Flexible work hours when needed Innovation and crazy ideas are key KPI/results focused environment