Knoll Inc. Buyer in East Greenville, Pennsylvania


Tracking Code 1568-056

Job Description


Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.

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KnollStudio is a standalone specialty business within Knoll. Within KnollStudio there are three consumer selling channels

  • Corporate/Contract : Customer orders which are sold through KnollStudio sales reps or Account Managers in our showrooms.

  • Retail Customers: Sales facilitated through our Retail Dealer network.

  • Consumer Channels : Product sold to our customers through our Ecommerce website or the Knoll Store, located in New York City and Los Angeles.

Virtually everything that we design, and sell is manufactured through outside vendors. The KnollStudio Buyer is a vital in leading supplier relationships and negotiations

The buyer position is responsible for supplier management including:

  • Quality and on time performance

  • Develop and track milestones

  • Look for continuous business improvement through value analysis, process improvements, cost reduction project and negotiations

  • Is a member of the new project development team; manage new product introductions through the supply chain

  • Coordinate specials

  • Research and develop new sources of supply

  • Prepare and monitor cost saving initiatives; manager small tools and capital expenditures; manage material requirements for project assignments

  • Facilitates Customer Service requests and problem resolution

  • Interfaces with other Knoll Divisions, Knoll Toronto, DatesWeiser, Logistics, etc. to ensure KnollStudio Vendors meet quality, cost and on time standards.

  • Review supplier performance with key partners monthly

  • Responsible for global strategic sourcing supplier performance

Travel required, some International travel

Required Skills

  • Excellent, demonstrable written and verbal communication skills

  • Multi-tasking skills for multiple, high priority projects

  • Quantitative analysis and business skills

  • Working cross functionally with all levels of the organization

  • Negotiation with external vendors, suppliers, etc.

  • Sense of urgency and responsiveness

Required Experience

  • 5 to 7 years procurement experience

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Candidate should be able to develop spreadsheets and reports

  • JD Edwards (JDE) and EBS knowledge

  • Experience with International suppliers a plus


  • BS Degree or equivalent work experience required

Job Location East Greenville, Pennsylvania, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.