Tracking Code 1310-056Job 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.
This position is responsible for managing the strategic procurement of Knoll’s wood products. Individuals must create and foster engagements internal and external to Knoll to drive change in their area(s). Individuals should have a strong understanding of specific commodities and the effect of market / industry influences and changes
Industry Experience: 5 years or more procurement experience at a leadership level.
Strong skills in the following areas:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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.
Actively participate in new product development programs. Support (and lead as necessary) new product procurement activities ensuring that products are able to be sourced in a cost effective, environmentally friendly, efficient, and quality conscious way.
Champion continuous improvement projects in designated area. Lead specific projects as required. Lead implementation of lean culture as a way of life.
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.