(Senior) Buyer Furniture (m/f/d)

Buying & Sales Munich, Germany


Description

The Westwing mission is to inspire and make every home a beautiful home. We are on a quest to bring the wonders of eCommerce for home & living to our more than 1 million active customers in 11 countries. In only 9 years on the market, we have grown to more than 267 million Euros in annual revenue. More importantly, the opportunity ahead of us is massive.

The Westwing team is the secret to our success. Our more than 1,500 team members balance creativity and style with innovative technology and strong business fundamentals. We are proud to be working with inspiring colleagues who are smart, fun, ambitious, and looking for the challenge to transform an industry and take it into the future.

Do you think this could be you? To pursue our ambitious growth strategy, we are looking for a (Senior) Buyer Furniture (m/f/d) Private Label. In this position, we are looking for candidates who are creative and at the same time have a very good sense for product economics, who are detail-orientated and just as motivated as we are in developing amazing products and bringing them closer to our customers. By managing your own projects, you will be given the chance to prove your business brain and actively contribute to the success of Westwing.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Sourcing and developing top products from prototype to quality assurance with the goal to create an unparalleled shopping experience
  • Identification and closing of attractive manufacturers to expand the product range
  • Initiating cooperation, as well as establishing and developing long-term, strategic partnerships with suppliers
  • Conducting negotiations with new and existing suppliers (including product selection, prices, conditions, optimal supply chain setup etc.)
  • Building and leading a small team, setting targets & priorities and track progress / results
  • Collaboration with other company departments, such as Category Management, Supply Chain Management, Creative, Quality Management, Asia offices and our external agents
  • Effectively managing quality improvements together with the quality management team
  • Identify and analyze business opportunities to meet and exceed revenue and profitability targets and collaborate with internal teams to drive change
  • Analyze relevant KPIs, monitor margins and customer reviews and assess product performance against targets to plan future buying needs accordingly
  • Contribute to strategic planning and creative direction of the affected categories

You come with:

  • 5 years of experience in buying with direct factory sourcing and product development directing design preferred in the furniture industry
  • Outstanding sense for trends, creativity, thorough understanding of the industry and customer needs and a passion for interior
  • Track record of leading successful commercial negotiations
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in leading a team is advantageous
  • Analytical thinker with a results driven working style
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and self-starter with strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently in a structured manner, hands-on mentality and willingness to take decisions
  • Fluency in English

We offer:

  • A high-impact role in an incredibly fast-paced growth environment
  • Insight into the inner workings of a fast-growing eCommerce company with exposure to a wide variety of different functions
  • Taking responsibility early-on for a growing organization
  • Open culture for learning, sharing ideas, solving problems and room for creativity
  • A highly talented, dynamic and international team

Location: Munich
Contact Person: Cathrin Luttmann

Interested? Looking forward to your full application under specification of your possible starting date and salary expectation.