Senior Sourcer x 2 – Johannesburg Positions in TFG (The Foschini Group) Johannesburg Metropolitan Area

Full Time

Website TFG (The Foschini Group)

This Job Listing is about TFG The Foschini Group in Johannesburg Metropolitan Area 2022

About the job

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Senior Sourcer in the JET Sourcing Division of The Foschini Group. If you would like the opportunity to join a leading retailer in South Africa, and you possess the following abilities then this is the ideal position for you.

The successful candidate will identify and communicate with existing and potential suppliers in order to control costs, increase speed to market and satisfy the customers’ identified needs. This position will provide expertise to all internal customers. Through strong technical skills, the Sourcing Specialist will collaborate, communicate, negotiate and support the Jet Division with all related Sourcing and Quality activities.

Key activities include:

  • To maintain a Supply base in order to acquire merchandise that will enhance profitability and ensure Sourcing excellence both Local and abroad.
  • Analyse and evaluate information when sourcing and negotiating with Suppliers to establish and verify the reliability of Suppliers for quality and price prior to buying.
  • Record and store data for research findings and comparative analysis for future buying decisions.
  • Evaluate Supplier rankings and performance so that appropriate actions/decisions are taken on whether to utilise suppliers for the next buying season. Update vendor matrix.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all aspects to the Value Chain so that all elements relating to quality, quantity, styling and delivery requirements are clearly understood and carried out in accordance with business needs.
  • Understand core needs of the merchandise fraternity by partnering with them during reviews, laydowns and other key projects. This will help areas of continuous improvement.
  • Identify milestone measurements for follow up in the manufacturing and supply chain critical path.
  • Support supplier compliance with established quality, conformance and TFG company requirements
  • Monitor performance and capabilities of suppliers and ensure that that effective remedial plans are implemented to address any non-conformances.
  • Prepare and present Supplier post seasonal analysis covering Supplier sales, delivery and quality performance.
  • Facilitate pre-season tender costings for Key volume items.


  • Qualification in Clothing Management / Retail / Fashion Design or equivalent
  • 5 – 8 years’ experience in a similar role/Garment or Textile product knowledge
  • Supply Chain & Manufacturing Experience
  • Excellent Negotiation skills and critical analytical thinking.
  • High level persuading and influencing skills
  • Multi-level Relationship management
  • Strong Organization and Communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Ability to multi task within the quality department when required.
  • Proven merchandising & sourcing skills and understanding of the product creation process
  • Must be able to acquire and understand a functional knowledge of company relevant products with the end use of the purpose of the sourcing commodities

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

Company: TFG (The Foschini Group)

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Mid-Senior level 

Job Location: Johannesburg Metropolitan Area

Application Deadline: N/A

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