Knoll Inc. New Product Sourcing Manager in East Greenville, Pennsylvania

New Product Sourcing Manager

Tracking Code 1599-056

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. To learn more, visit at .


This position is responsible for working with Knoll’s Product Development Team to determine the sourcing strategy for new products. As part of this responsibility the selected individual must be able to work with Knoll’s Procurement Team to ensure their Supplier Strategies are being incorporated in new products. The selected individual will work with recommended suppliers to ensure they are meeting the cost, schedule, quality, and technology requirements of the new product. The selected individual will work with Product Development, Procurement and Marketing to understand the needs of each stakeholder and implement solutions to meet these needs. Individuals should have a strong understanding of specific commodities that will be used in new products.


  • Work with Commodity Managers to select production suppliers for new product development activities.

  • Estimate product development costs and schedules for prototype activities, production tooling, components and assemblies.

  • Research latest prototype solutions and execute on Product Development prototype requirements.

  • Execute procurement activities for new product introductions with selected suppliers, and in support of project schedules.

  • Maintain current costs for new product components and assemblies.

  • Maintain and report development schedules with suppliers for new product activities.

  • Complete major award documentation, environmental data requirements, ITC, financial, data base, new supplier documents (ISO), etc.

  • Work with Procurement and Operations to ensure a well-planned turnover to Production and Production.

  • Strong industry knowledge of commodities.

  • Effectively communicate status of projects and commodity activities to key stakeholders

  • Preparation and presenting of monthly status updates.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software

Associates in this position need to be Proficient in:

-Getting Things Done

-Connecting with others

-Critical Thinking

-Leadership Capacity

-Effective Communication



Challenge status quo; explore new technologies, processes and ways of doing business. Integrate and develop new or visionary direction towards objectives. Responsible for driving a customer focused culture.

Perform other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. This position description is intended to guide the activities of the Commodity / Strategic Sourcing Manager. It is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person to the work of this function nor is it intended that this describe all the work that may be required of the person in this position

Required Skills


  • BS/BA Degree

  • MBA desirable

Required Experience

Industry Experience : 5 years or more procurement experience at a leadership level.

Strong skills in the following areas:

  • Leadership

  • Supplier Negotiations

  • Contract Negotiations

  • Lean

  • Management

  • Strategic

  • Quantitative & Qualitative Assessment

  • Communication (written & verbal)

  • Presentation

  • Analytical

Must have strong communication and organizational skills.

Black Belt or Green Belt Certification preferred.

Must be flexible to travel as needed.

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.