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Strategic Procurement Manager - Fashion


Strategic Procurement Manager - Fashion

Elsbethen, Austria

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Are you passionate about acquiring the best material for fashion textiles and interested in shaping the procurement strategy for our Fashion and Fanwear division? Join our team as Strategic Procurement Manager and oversee Procurement for all our fashion categories.


Areas that play to your strengths

All the responsibilities we'll trust you with:


As Strategic Procurement Manager, you'll be in charge of forming the procurement strategy by establishing and maintaining procurement standards, guidelines and governance processes applicable to all procurement categories. By understanding supplier capabilities, capacities, performance, and supply chains, you'll provide direction to internal teams and manufacturing partners in alignment with the division's sourcing strategies. As part of that, you'll sum up the division's procurement complexity and map its landscape.

Within this role, you'll directly report to the Chief Product Officer and establish, implement and maintain procurement KPIs.


As part of your business routine, you'll support the improvement of procurement's day-to-day operations, support cost and optimisation efforts and will be in collaboration with multiple internal stakeholders such as all product related departments, Operations, Marketing and Finance. By taking an analytical point of view, you'll identify and leverage cross-functional synergies and exploit cost benefits. Moreover, you'll negotiate and review large and complex contracts with key suppliers. Establishing, managing and resolving procurement escalation scenarios will also be a vital part of your role.


Your areas of knowledge and expertise

That matter most for this role:

  • 8+ years of experience in procurement, ideally within the textile and fashion industry
  • Profound knowledge in textile, including material complexity, sustainability, sourcing, vendor- and category management
  • Distinct analytical mindset to visualise and evaluate data for decision making and strategy formation
  • Strong project management experience, including the development of action plans, identifying deliverables and presenting results
  • Track-record of an entrepreneurial spirit and proven leadership experience in working with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, with strong influencing and persuasion talent for negotiation
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Fluent in English
  • 0-10


Got what it takes?

In your application we want to see your personal style - what makes you tick and why you think your next opportunity is here with us.

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As an employer, we value diversity and support people in developing their potential and strengths, realizing their ideas and seizing opportunities. The job advertisement is aimed at all people equally, regardless of age, skin colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or origin. Due to legal reasons we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary according to the collective agreement for this position, which is EUR 2.063 gross per month. However, our attractive compensation package is based on market-oriented salaries and is therefore significantly above the stated minimum salary.

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