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Raw Material Buyer for Fabrics - Parental leave cover

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 4, 2024
  • Stockholm
  • On-site
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 4, 2024
  • Stockholm
  • On-site

Acne Studios is a progressive luxury house and through collaboration and curiosity, we set high aspirations and strive for excellence. We value everyone’s contribution and embrace feedback to develop ourselves and others. We aim to minimise our environmental impact across all our operations and to address societal challenges in the way we conduct our business.

This is a parental leave covercover for a fixed time period of a year beginning of October 2024  to beginning of September 2025.

As Raw Material Buyer for fabrics at our Stockholm Office you will contribution to plan production efficiently, ensure quality and sustainability in sourcing, negotiate favorable terms with suppliers, manage calendars and deliveries, analyze pre-bookings for efficiency, maintain accurate data, and foster strong supplier relationships. You will report to Senior Raw Material Manager and be part of a strong team were you work to large extent independently while collaborating with ten other teams within the company.


CULTURE OF COLLABORATION

We firmly believe that when you feel supported, included, and trusted, it enables you to enjoy your work and thrive in it. You will be a part of a team of colleagues with diverse roles and backgrounds, each with their unique skills and experiences.


WHAT YOU WILL DO

Your main contribution will be to coordinate production planning, raw material procurement, and supplier negotiations to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of materials, while supporting sustainability initiatives and maintaining close collaboration with quality and production teams.

You will play a vital role in this by:

  • Planning production and ensuring timely delivery of raw materials for bulk production across product categories
  • Ensure materials are developed in accordance to their final garment application
  • Negotiate pricing, leadtimes, and other production conditions with suppliers to guarantee best production conditions
  • Work on both seasonal and annual production calendars, internally and externally
  • Analyse potential pre-bookings and drop delivery with production controllers considering lead times for raw materials
  • Work on material related company wide sustainability initiatives
  • Partner with quality team on quality testing and analysis of raw materials from prototyping to sampling stages
  • Manage delivery dates of materials and maintain close cooperation with production department

WHO YOU ARE

You have high aspirations and focus on details that create substantial impact. You enjoy working as a team and you embrace feedback to develop yourself and others. You are curious and thrive in a dynamic environment. Cooperation, respect, and clear communication are important, along with your ambition to learn and grow. If these qualities speak to you, we would love to have you on our team.

Specific personal qualities for this role:

  • Actively seeks input from team members to solve challenges collaboratively
  • Takes initiative in identifying and addressing potential issues
  • Proactive approach with strong follow-through
  • Demonstrates diligence and persistence in completing tasks and projects
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with external partners for mutual benefit
  • Driven by accountability and reliability

Specific experience and knowledge for this role:

  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Good knowledge of quality and production processes
  • Experience in PLM is meriting
  • Good costing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

What matters most to us is not whether you master all the listed knowledge and skills. We are dedicated to recognising the potential in each individual. We embrace diversity of people as well as ideas and viewpoints and encourage everyone's individual expression of their own identity.


About the company

Acne Studios is a Stockholm-based fashion house with a multidisciplinary approach. Through founder and Creative Director Jonny Johansson’s interest in photography, art, architecture and contemporary culture, an alternative path has been found, turning Acne Studios into a well-respected creator of ready-to-wear, magazines, furniture, books and exhibitions.

Acne Studios HQ is located in Stockholm, in a brutalist masterpiece that formerly housed the Czechoslovakian Embassy. Completely restored to facilitate a fashion school-like atmosphere, the overall aesthetic reflects the Acne Studios brand identity, telling the story of its history and global vision. Acne Studios also operates offices in Paris, Empoli, New York, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

Acne Studios has seen double-digit growth for most years since our inception. We operate through own distribution channels and wholesale partners with >60 own stores worldwide, including flagship stores in Stockholm, Paris, Milan, London, New York City, Los Angeles, Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing. Each store has a unique distinctive character, yet with common key design elements reflecting the Acne Studios brand identity.


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