PURCHASING SUPPORT

Guess Europe Sagl Stabio Switzerland Purchases
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Company Description

Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, eyewear, footwear and other related consumer products. For more information about the Company, please visit www.guess.com.

At Guess, we are committed to our people and to the world as a team working to be a sustainable global leader in the fashion industry. Through principled leadership, we embrace diversity and cultivate the strength, pride, and passion for what we do.

We are a big family with great human values: belief, hope, destiny, trust, and respect.

The role is designed for those people ready to take new challenges, being courageous trying new things and with the will to make an impact in the company and in their career.

If you are inspired to evaluate new amazing professional challenges, this is the opportunity right for you!

Position

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Working within Purchasing Team, the Purchasing Support is responsible for buying the best quality product at the most competitive timing and prices to enable the company to operate.

The Purchasing Support also has good negotiation skills and previous experience in dealing and managing vendors and suppliers.


CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

His/her main responsibilities are:

  • Purchase Order (PO) scheduling and issuing for samples (SMS) and bulk production
  • Follow-up SMS, TOP and Bulk POs ensuring a high on-time performance is fully met
  • Work closely with the various business areas: Planning, Sourcing, Product Development, Raw material/Fabric Dept., Quality Control Team and Logistics in order to grant smooth communication and follow-up
  • Commercial Invoice approval
  • Guarantee that vendors provide as per official Company Requirements shipping documentation to Logistic Dept.
  • Have excellent skill and knowledge on processes, procedures and systems
  • Be responsible of projects that are improving team efficiency
  • Provide support to the Sourcing team for negotiation

SAMPLES (SMS)

  • PO scheduling according to Division Calendar
  • PO issuing based on Product Development & Sourcing Depts. instruction
  • Contact Vendors to give instruction how to manage POs issued
  • PO follow-up: ensure SMS are delivered on time and in the right quantity
  • Ensure that vendors provide as per official Company Requirements shipping documentation to Logistic Dept.
  • Commercial Invoice approval

BULK PRODUCTION

  • Development of buycalendar based on Time & Action plan based on information provided by Sourcing and Product Depts.
  • Providing vendors with key figures for reservation of either production or fabric before Purchasing Order issuing
  • Purchase Orders issuing based on Planning/Buyers/Product Development/Sourcing Depts. or based on the result of the previous negotiation with the final vendor concerning delivery and quantity, as well as figures negotiated with Planning Dept.
  • Contact Vendors to give instruction how to manage POs issued
  • Follow up Bulk production delivery in order to achieve:
  • Consistency and efficiency of Internal process/procedure
  • Delivery on time
  • Correct received quantity
  • Air/Boat transport mode rate and Inventory target based on direction agreed with Operation Director
  • Commercial Invoice approval
  • Ensure that vendors provide as per official Company Requirements shipping documentation to Logistic Dept.

MANAGING VENDORS & SUPPLIERS

  • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers
  • Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing vendors
  • Commercial Invoice approval and monitoring of payments
  • Follow-up the correct and proper respect of all Shipping & Routing requirements by vendor
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries

OTHERS

  • Data system maintenance and updating
  • Communication to Customer Service and Sales Depts. in case of critical delays/shortages
  • Follow up on team projects which are aiming to increase efficiency of team performance
  • Help to back-up the team and assists in training new specialists.
  • Develop or suggest ways to automate transaction activity
  • Obtain data from external and/or internal sources. Analyze data for completeness and accurac

Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Economics, Business Administration or a related field
  • Previous work experience in the same role and field
  • Well organized, self-motivated and able to multitask within a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent execution, high respect of deadlines and good level of proactivity
  • Sense of ownership and pride in the performance and its impact on company‚Äôs success
  • High results orientation and bias toward action
  • Capability of adapt to changes and work under pressure
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail. Excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Capability to work under strict, short deadlines
  • Positive attitude, team player, ability to work independently and customer oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to work cross-functionally across various business units
  • Familiarity with vendor management and negotiation
  • Fluent written and spoken English is required for this role. Any further language will be considered as a plus.
  • MS Office package (Excel knowledge is mandatory). Knowledge of AS400 and Business intelligence instruments is appreciated.

Other information

WHY JOIN US


Be part of a very progressive global company which is performing extremely well and has an exceptional growth trajectory in a tough market taking in consideration the sustainability in the business running.


We offer: Career development, Learning opportunities, Competitive compensations, Reserved discount, Awesome coworkers!