Knoll Inc. Buyer in East Greenville, Pennsylvania
Tracking Code 1568-056
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.
To learn more, visit www.knoll.com at http://www.knoll.com/
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
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
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
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.