The Retail Concept Purchasing Manager is a vital resource between internal support functions, supplier networks and commercial teams to ensure the Stokke experience in the global marketplace. This challenging position has the overall responsibility to ensure stable supply of retail and marketing materials needed for the global commercial organization. You will lead supply to more than 40 markets World-Wide, distributed through 8 main warehouses located in EU, USA and Asia. The position will be based in Aalesund, Norway, but integrated with a global virtual team consisting of various retail specialists situated in different geographies to drive our branded retail presence.

Main responsibilities

  • Purchasing and sourcing strategies for Retail materials such as hardware, displays and prints
  • Securing quality standards and specifications in close cooperation with key suppliers
  • Define and lead forecasting procedures, negotiate and place orders optimizing supply chain
  • Communication to Commercial organization on material availability
  • Continuous improvements in cost, service, and quality of materials
  • Close contact and follow up on Retail Projects such as Brand Stores and Shop in Shops
  • Local Warehouse management and Global Warehouse overview

Background & Competence

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree within fields such as Commercial, Purchasing, Sourcing, Production, Project management, etc.
  • Project Management and Negotiation Experience
  • Experience from purchasing, sourcing and logistics
  • Strong service mentality also towards internal resources
  • Retail experience preferred, but not mandatory
  • Very good IT/systems knowledge. Excel, and ERP and CRM in general
  • Fluent in English

We are looking for a hands-on and self-driven detail conscious candidate who can handle many tasks, projects and activities at the same time. The role requires excellent communication and collaboration skills and high cultural awareness and understanding.

Stokke is open to both younger and experienced talents to join our team and be a part of the Stokke organization.

To learn more about Stokke, please visit www.stokke.com and for more information about Ålesund and its surroundings, read more on www.visitalesund.com

About Stokke: Stokke develops products that are all engineered in the best interest of the child. Our award-winning collection is recognized worldwide for superior solutions for children. Based in Norway and with offices in Europe, US and Asia, Stokke can offer a truly international work environment.

Company Stokke AS
Title Retail Concept Purchasing Manager
Closing date 12.03.2021
Location Ålesund

Please contact us for any questions

Espen Sundgot
Espen Sundgot Management Consultant Yapril AS
Espen Sundgot
Espen Sundgot Management Consultant Yapril AS
Espen Sundgot
Espen Sundgot Management Consultant Yapril AS
Marius Halvorsen
Marius Halvorsen Management Consultant Yapril AS
Marius Halvorsen
Marius Halvorsen Management Consultant Yapril AS
Marius Halvorsen
Marius Halvorsen Management Consultant Yapril AS

Stokke AS

Stokke® is a Norwegian success story. Established in Ålesund in 1932, Stokke® today exclusively devotes itself to developing products for babies and young children, all designed in the best interest of the child. Tripp Trapp®, our iconic highchair since 1972, is the most important product. From this core we have expanded our portfolio and now offer the most complete range of premium baby products globally.

Our unique and innovative solutions are sold worldwide. Stokke® is focused on long-term growth, based on a strong, sustainable brand. Located in Ålesund and Oslo, with offices in Europe, US and Asia, we can also offer a truly international work environment. Since 2013 Stokke® is owned by NXMH, a privately owned office from Korea.