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Netball South Africa has an exciting opportunity for a Merchandising Manager.

Job title Merchandising Manager
Reports to CEO


Merchandising budget, as agreed with the CEO
Location Based primarily in Pretoria at the Netball South Africa Head Office.
Hours Full time as the role requires 40 hours per week. Due to the nature of the post some weekend work will be necessary.
Job purpose To manage and lead on the procurement process for all the national teams and the SPAR Protea team merchandising, and internal kit, manage related sales and marketing.
Remuneration Salary, dependent on skills and experience.

Company laptop will be provided

Role Accountabilities & Key Duties
1 To manage and co-ordinate the selection, purchase, and marketing of merchandise goods for the national teams.
2 To maintain and regularly update stock levels, and records, in the national team storage facility.
3 To build long-term strategic partnerships with all key suppliers and manage these relationships proactively.
4 To negotiate, and re-negotiate, with current suppliers not sponsored.
5 To co-ordinate non-branded merchandise sampling and selection.
6 Keep SPAR Protea clothing together with an inventory and manage the needs.
7 Keep all TNL clothing together with an inventory and manage the needs.
8 To manage and co-ordinate the training/match wear for the national teams and liaising with the relevant national team staff.
9 Manage the dry cleaning and washing of the merchandise after events.
10 To liaise with the CEO on sponsorship artwork for merchandising, particularly onreplica shirts.
11 To keep record of merchandise coming in and going out and of all the sponsors Logos and guidelines for branding of clothing
12 To liaise and communicate with any branding consultants as appointed by Netball South Africa.
13 To create a positive work environment in the Netball South Africa National Team structures.
14 To develop a working knowledge of industry legislation and guidelines.
15 To manage and co-ordinate the training /match wear for SPAR Protea team,  Male team, and related staff, liaising with the sponsor’s kit person, and other team kit staff as well as for TNL
16 To attend weekly staff meetings, and other meetings as necessary.

To Liaise with finance committee on promotion of merchandise and retail, and devise sales and marketing strategies

17 To follow internal operational procedures, particularly, but not confined to, purchase order and finance transaction procedures.
18 To start an online shop for NSA for replica merchandise.

To oversee and manage the NSA online store.

19 To carry out all duties in accordance with staff policies, procedures, and best practices.

Be able to assist with other duties when needed “runner”.

20 Further duties as required by the CEO.

Person Specification – Merchandising Manager

Area of Assessment Essential Desirable Assessment:


Diploma or certificate

Management, or related area

Industry qualification or membership A
Full, valid driver’s licence A
Experience of working in amerchandising or retail

environment, including experience inprocurement

A / I
Experience in cost budgeting andanalysis A / I
Experience of staff line management A / I
Meticulous attention to detail I / T
Excellent administrative, leadershipand organisational skills I / T
Strong time management skills tomaximise productivity I
Ability to work under pressure andmeet tight deadlines I / T
Ability to use inventory control softwareand databases I
IT skills to include a proficient level ofcompetence I / T
Ability to negotiate effectively withsuppliers I
Ability to communicate with and buildrelationships

suppliers, contractors, customers andinternal staff

I / T
A professional “can do” attitude I
A desire to seek solutions and the ability to successfully use


A genuine team player I
A growth mindset I
Personal Qualities
A dynamic, hardworking andenthusiastic individual I / T
Excellent verbal and writtencommunication skills I / T
Takes responsibility for ensuring a highquality of work I
Demonstrates enthusiasm and ispersonally committed to

achieving agreed objectives

Is receptive to feedback about ownbehaviour, strengths

and areas for improvement

Displays a high level of confidentiality I
Flexibility and willingness to learn anddevelop I
Understand and promote the ethos of honesty and



The Organisation aims to conclude the recruitment process by 31 January 2022. If an applicant has not received any feedback from the Organisation within two weeks of applying for the position, the candidate’s application was unsuccessful. Please send applications and accompanying documentation to the following email address before COB 15 January 2022 to: