Director of Procurement & Sourcing (Interim)

Salary Competitive

About Hem

At Hem, we believe that great design can enrich lives. We're an independent design brand and platform for progressive thinking, inspiring the creative community through collaboration, innovation, and experimentation. Together, alongside vanguard designers and renowned European manufacturers, Hem crafts iconic furniture, lighting, and accessories for homes and workplaces all around the world.


About the Team

The Procurement and Sourcing team at Hem consists of motivated individuals with a drive to improve the way we work today. The team is based in Stockholm, and works in close collaboration with the Product development team and external Suppliers to ensure we receive the best quality products at the best price possible. With our industry leading supplier network is spread out across Europe - all sharing our values with regards to quality and sustainability.


About the Role

As Procurement and Sourcing Director, you will be managing a team that consists of a Global Demand Planner, a Procurement Coordinator and a Strategic Sourcing Specialist, and work closely together (informal leadership) with the Heads of Product Development & Engineering and their teams.

You will support the team in all matters related to supply planning, procurement and sourcing. You will help drive supplier relationships, run quotations and price negotiations, and implement best practices from your previous experience. You will also be part of the leadership team, assisting with setting the strategic direction of the company and will report directly to the CEO.


Responsibilities

  • Report on and improve our key supply chain metrics (such as "Products available for purchase") while maintaining and balancing the cash flow position

  • Coach and lead the Procurement and Sourcing team (3 direct reports)

  • Set priorities and ensure the team is delivering at its' fullest capacity

  • Sign off on orders and ensure orders are in line with budget and sales numbers

  • Implement process improvements and best practices

  • Build out our global supplier network

  • Ensure optimal stock levels

  • Communicate impact on NWC for your vertical

  • Assist with supplier sourcing and price negotiations for new products

  • Negotiate annual agreements and contracts with suppliers

  • Review and improve supply chain setups

  • Ensure our company strategy is clearly communicated to internal and external stakeholders


Qualifications

  • 7+ years experience in Procurement and Sourcing of physical products, preferably from both start-ups and larger companies

  • Experienced (procurement & sourcing) team leader with a track record backing it up 

  • Strong intrapersonal skills combined with a data-driven mindset

  • Knowledge of the furniture and/or design industry is a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English, any additional European languages are a plus

  • Systems & Tools such as Excel, ERP systems (MS Navision is a plus) and the Google Suite is part of your backbone.

  • University degree or equal through experience


Start date: March 2023

Duration of Interim postion: minimum 6 months


At Hem, we believe our culture is what makes us successful, and we offer a workplace with a lot of ambition and heart, where colleagues help and care for each other. Sparked your interest? Apply now to join our dynamic and growing team!


Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

Paid holiday
Paid holiday

Metropolitists, beach boys and mountaineers we salute you and pay you to go and explore the world.

Gym access
Gym access

Short, tall, skinny, chubby we like you just as you are. But if you dream about a bum like J-Lo we got you covered.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

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Working at
Hem

Imaginative designs of obsessive quality. At Hem, we believe great design can enrich lives. We’re an independent design brand and platform for progressive thinking, inspiring the creative community through collaboration, innovation and experimentation. We collaborate with vanguard designers and renowned European manufacturers in order to bring truly unique furnishings to those who won’t compromise on design, quality or sustainability. Hem is a direct-to-consumer design brand challenging the archaic furniture industry on a global scale. Together with vanguard designers and renowned European manufacturers, Hem crafts iconic products for homes and workplaces all around the world – from Alaska to New Zealand. Being one of the world’s fastest-growing design companies (+100% year on year growth since 2016), and working with clients from the technology industry such as Google, Nike, Airbnb, Shopify, Stripe, Instagram, Square, Twitch, and design professionals such as MoMa, Snøhetta, Gensler, and Bjarke Ingels Group, Hem is part of defining the physical spaces of tomorrow.

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