Sourcing Manager - Finished Goods (m/w/d)


Settore manufatturiero


Düsseldorf, Germany

Descrizione del lavoro

BIRKENSTOCK is a global footwear brand that stands for quality, function and tradition.The historic roots of Birkenstock can be traced back to the year 1774. Currently, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,500 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer and has sixteen locations in Germany, with privately-owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.For our Global Sourcing and Purchasing department at our location in Cologne, we are looking for aSourcing Manager – Finished Goods (m/w/d) Your TasksYou are responsible for overseeing and optimizing the sourcing and procurement functions within our Footwear Finished Goods division.You also ensure a robust and efficient supply chain for our various product categories in terms of growth and demand, as well as implement global procurement strategies while maintaining critical supplier relationships.While possessing a great understanding of the product and production, you actively collaborate with the product development, product engineering, quality management and global demand teams to reach a sustainable business growth.You negotiate prices to stay with budget guidelines according with financial controlling. Last but not least, you align with the purchasing team to ensure capacity and order fulfillment are synchronized with all business partners.Your ProfileSuccessfully completed degree (e.g., in economics) or completed commercial vocational training.5 years of experience in sourcing and sourcing processes, preferably in the footwear industry, with knowledge of shoes supply chain and production.Proficient in analyzing business models, predicting, and preparing for growth.Business fluent in written and spoken English, German is a plusConfident handling of MS Office, SAP knowledge is an advantageConfident team player with strong communication and negotiation skillsWell-organized with a focus on maintaining structured work processes.Willingness to travelWe OfferBIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast-growing, global company: a dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authenticand open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations to Alizé Smith! Birkenstock Group B.V. & Co. KG Burg Ockenfels 53545 Linz am Rhein Germany


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