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Head of Purchasing (m/f)

2 - 5 years
Posted: 2018-11-13

Retail Chains
Purchase Manager/ Head
Posted On
13th Nov 2018
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Job Description
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KW-Commerce is an international e-commerce company at the start-up hot spot Berlin. Our product range includes more than 25,000 items of consumer electronics accessories and home & living products which we sell through online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay to more than 5,000,000 customers every year, fast and worldwide. KW-Commerce is a grown-up start-up. With down-to-earth commitment, a strong team spirit and a good sense of humor 180 employees worldwide continue to develop our company  always keeping an eye on long-term company success. Be a part of our success story as our new:

Head of Purchasing Asia (m/f)

Your Position

As the Head of Purchasing Asia (m/f), you are responsible for building up a new team which is taking the sourcing function from our Category Managers. You will hire, develop, train and lead a team of 6—8 merchandisers. In detail, this includes the following tasks:

  • To take over the function, you will set up the process together with the Category Management (CM) team for purchasing as well as order handling
  • Your first KPI goal is to accelerate the sourcing output of SKUs per CM per month
  • You will increase our margin by developing good business partnerships with suppliers as well as finding new suppliers together with the sourcing team in China. This includes visiting fairs and partners on a regular basis
  • Ensure product compliance and quality rating of 4 stars together with the Quality Management Team
  • Reduce the time-to-market for new products from the inquiry to delivery in Germany

In this position you act as a link between different departments. These include in particular: Category Management and Quality Management.

Your Profile

If you meet the following requirements, we will fit very well together:

  • A degree in business studies, preferably MBA
  • Several years of professional experience in merchandising in different categories in the e-commerce environment
  • At least 3 years of experience in a leading role as well as building up a team and setting up structures
  • Willingness to travel
  • Very good knowledge of English (C1 level), German at a B-Level as well as Mandarin would be a plus
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • An affinity for structured processing and good managing as well as execution skills

Your Prospects

KW-Commerce is an owner-managed, self-financed and profitable company from its beginning with a clear vision. We offer you an exciting and responsible position in our grown-up start-up. As our Head of Purchasing Asia (m/f), you can expect an exciting mix of analytical and creative as well as strategic and operational tasks. You will work with a great deal of personal responsibility in a young, award-winning company that promotes and demands participation and commitment. What else awaits you:

  • Flat hierarchies, quick decisions, fast results
  • A lot of personal responsibility in a working environment that gives you plenty of room for realizing your own ideas and visions
  • A friendly and supportive team as well as a modernly-equipped workplace in the center of Berlin
  • Fresh fruits, free drinks and regular corporate events
  • Flexible working hours and transparent corporate communication

Further information about our team can be found here:

Your contact persons


Please apply via our online application form.

For any question do not hesitate to contact us.
+49 (0)30 233 22 46 0


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