Procurement Manager*

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

Your mission
We are looking for an experienced Procurement Manager to manage XOUXOU’s supply of resources. The Procurement Manager’s responsibilities include strategizing to find cost-effective deals and build cooperative relationships with suppliers.

  • discover profitable suppliers that offer the needed materials and initiate business partnerships
  • negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
  • finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries
  • examine existing contracts
  • track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve the effectiveness
  • collaborate with XOUXOU’s Product Engineering and Operations team to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of XOUXOU
  • counter unfavourable market dynamics through analysis and prepare control strategies
  • have an eye on the expenses and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
Your profile
  • proven work experience with Procurement Management
  • knowledge of sourcing, finding the right partner and procurement techniques as well as a skill of understanding the market
  • talent in negotiations and networking
  • talent in decision-making and working with numbers
  • experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • fluent written and oral English skills
  • BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
Why us?
Working at XOUXOU comes with a work environment, which runs on trust, empowerment and continuous feedback. You can expect a positive, inspiring working atmosphere with personal development opportunities and an international team of experts.

Next to a competitive salary, a centrally located office, great and state-of-the-art IT equipment XOUXOU offers family-friendly and flexible working times. If you need relocation assistance, we are sure to find a suitable solution.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.
About us
XOUXOU began as a creative macramé project in 2015. It was a grim Berlin winter and company founder Yara Jentzsch Dib was pregnant with her first child. Handcrafts were a welcome distraction, making fabric pieces and wall hangings grow alongside her belly. One of the first XOUXOU pieces was an intricately knotted crib for her firstborn son Pan. A life-long passion for interior, crafts and design made Yara experiment with different kinds of ropes and knotting techniques. Her curiosity in the material, paired with the sudden problem of literally having both hands full with a newborn baby, led to the creation of the XOUXOU smartphone necklace.

What started with handmade products from Berlin is now a thriving and internationally acclaimed fashion tech brand. In December 2018 the 100000th smartphone necklace was sold and there is no decrease in demand. In addition to always improving and developing their product range, XOUXOU will focus on expanding into other markets and fashioning products that allow for more freedom and flexibility - helping you to 
 
keep your hands free!
Your application!
We appreciate your interest in XOUXOU Berlin. Please fill in the following short form. Should you have any difficulties in uploading your files, please contact us via mail career@xouxouberlin.com

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