International Negotiator

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Job Description


The International Negotiator is responsible for standardising the sourcing strategy within respective country and implementing the best practices. Furthermore, the role holder is responsible for negotiating trading terms with the dfifferent Vendors. Also, he/she is responsible for developing regional and international business relationships with brands and implementing international sourcing standards within respective country.


  • Contribute to the development and implementation of effective strategies for merchandising and sourcing goods
  • Support the standardisation of the sourcing strategy across respective country by implementing best practices
  • Liaise with international merchandise team on daily matters
  • Apply the negotiation and tender development ensuring alignment with the organisation’s objectives
  • Review the cost scenario analysis and benchmarking reports to develop negotiation strategies when required
  • Review identified suppliers and support the development of partnerships, when applicable
  • Build sustainable relationship with suppliers and vendors in order to ensure contractual obligations are fulfilled
  • Develop a country plan for events (promotions), which supports respective category strategy to ensure growth, customer satisfaction and increased profitability
  • Ensure and facilitate synergies with internal functions to better understand the needs of MAF Retail
  • Ensure collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the sourcing function


  • Diploma in International Business Management / Negotiation or equivalent experience
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • 1 – 3 years in retail, preferably related industry in International Merchandise
  • Rigorous organization to maintain Suppliers, Products and Order files up to date
  • Strong anticipation skills / Analytic skills
  • Product and retail environment
  • Open minded, able to work in an international & multicultural environment