Purchasing manager

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Welcome to KOMONO, a community of dreamers and designers dedicated to perfectly timed accessories, and rooted in the Belgian tradition of fierce dedication to quality and craft. KOMONO is a lens on global fashion, crafted with care and delivered on time. KOMONO means “small things” and its members share a passion for distilling the best of culture into its simplest forms.

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Purchasing manager

Be part of our story and drive KOMONO in becoming the global iconic brand in accessible luxury accessories. Based in Antwerp, KOMONO brings innovation and contemporary design into the world of accessories. Available in over 80 countries, KOMONO is truly a global brand, yet embraces the individual at every step.

Within this role, you will be fully responsible for our purchasing and procurement processes for our eyewear and watches. You will ensure our products are manufactured at the right supplier and the right price within the right lead-time. Furthermore you will work closely with our design team to search options for new products and categories.  Our ideal candidate (hopefully you!) is a self-starter, a fire starter and is not afraid of taking risks while keeping the fire under control. Are you the rock we can build on?

Your responsibilities:

  • Create and/or further build our long term supplier relationships for finished product suppliers. This includes visiting our Chinese suppliers a few times a year.
  • Negotiate the best possible prices, lead-times and minimal order quantities.
  • Place our purchase orders in a timely matter and follow up on the execution of the productions.
  • Follow up on material management for raw materials.
  • Pro-actively coordinate capacity management with the suppliers to avoid delays.
  • Ensure our suppliers adhere to our quality and compliance standards and further develop these standards.
  • Search for new suppliers for new products or product categories.

Your skills & experiences:

  • You have at least a few years of experience in purchasing/procurement, preferably in consumer goods or the fashion industry.
  • You are highly organised with strong analytical skills and are able to follow up multiple complex processes meticulously.
  • You are proactive and take initiative to continuously improve the way of working.
  • You can roll up your sleeves and get stuff done, pulling together the right people and coordinating tasks.
  • You have strong English written and verbal skills.
  • You feel comfortable working in fast-paced fashion SME environment.
  • You are flexible and are eager to learn.

We offer:

  • A challenging but rewarding role in an international company within the fast-moving fashion industry.
  • You will be part of a small but dedicated, passionate team with big ambitions.
  • There will be ample room for personal growth and development.
  • A competitive salary & benefits.

To apply for this position, please send over CV and cover letter to Carl Liekens, carl@komono.com