Knoll Inc. Buyer in East Greenville, Pennsylvania


Tracking Code 1587-056

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 KnollStudio Buyer will oversee supplier management. The primary responsibilities of this position include

  • Managing the pricing, terms and conditions, quality standards, lead times and total costs associated with suppliers.

  • Ensuring KnollStudio suppliers have met performance metrics, including quality, cost & on-time standards.

  • Developing and tracking milestones.

  • Identifying continuous business improvements through value analysis, process improvements, cost reduction projects and negotiations.

  • Researching and developing new sources of supply

  • Coordinating specials and promotions.

  • Working cross functionally with other Knoll divisions, including Knoll Textiles, Office and Logistics.

  • Interfacing with project development team(s); managing new product introductions through the supply chain.

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

  • Facilitating Customer Service requests and problem resolution.


Domestic and international travel required; Approximately 20%

Required Experience

  • Working knowledge of plastics and aluminum (die cast, extrusions, etc).

  • Previous experience working with commodities.

  • 5 to 7+ years working in procurement/supplier management.

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook); Spreadsheets and reporting.


  • Experience with international suppliers.

  • Knowledge of JD Edwards (JDE) and Oracle EBS 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.