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Purchase Specialist

  • Poznań, wielkopolskie pokaż mapę
  • Specjalista
  • 2018-11-23

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    Purchase Specialist
    wanted for successful international design company

    This is a unique opportunity to get a job working for a high branded international furniture company and being a part of a new adventure!


    As a part of HOWE’s growth strategy, we seek a Purchase Specialist to support our Polish purchase team. You will have a key role in getting our suppliers to the next level.


    HOWE is among the best workplaces in Denmark, awarded by Great Place to Work. We, therefore, seek a highly motivated candidate who fits into our culture, work ethic and environment. You are a high performer, which at HOWE means that:

    • You take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. If there are problems, they are solved with independence and efficiency (whilst support is always available). Afterwards knowledge and solutions are shared with others in the global team.
    • You are highly collaborative; you help others and work within an experienced and solution-focused team.
    • You are a self-directed learner and actively find the necessary information or resources to help gain the skills and knowledge required. You take ownership of problems, even if you will not ultimately solve it and manage the process until resolved.
    • If you have the skills and attitudes outlined above, you will find it motivating and fulfilling to work at HOWE: please do not hesitate to send us your application.

    Tasks and key responsibilities:

    • Daily operational work (Creation of Purchase Orders, Approval of Invoices)
    • Follow-up with suppliers on current orders and projects
    • Monitor and develop Kanban/VMI setup at component suppliers
    • Manage inventory at OEM suppliers
    • Coordinate on-time shipments to cross-docking facility
    • Ensure corrective actions are implemented in case of delays in production
    • Improve lead time through correct inventory levels
    • Look for possible ways of cost optimization
    • Support customer services with purchase related inquiries
    • Cooperate with other departments on improvement projects
    • Ad hoc task and projects

    Your success criteria are that your suppliers deliver on time. Ensure fast and professional feedback to both suppliers and our internal Customer Service team. You will be working on an operational/tactical level.

    Personal profile:

    HOWE is a value-driven organization where the individual's capacity for self-management is crucial for success. You are independent, enterprising, responsible, design driven and resource-conscious. You manage to build trust, are a good listener and have a good situational awareness. You are systematic and are quick to familiarize yourself with new problems. Most important is that you can work independent and have an international mindset.


    Professional qualifications:

    You have minimum 2 years of experience working with purchase and your educational background is on a master level with specialization in purchase/supply chain. You have great communication skills and understand purchase procedures with a high degree of customization and made-to-order products.


    It is a requirement that you are a super user working with the purchase module in eg. Microsoft Navision, SAP or similar. Ideally you will have experience from a similar high-end manufacturing company. You should expect around 20 travelling days per year.


    What we offer:

    • Interesting and challenging work in international environment
    • Comfortable and modern office located in City Park in Poznań
    • Integration events
    • Fresh fruit and snacks at the office
    • Flexible working hours
    Send your application in English via Apply Button.