Denim. It’s our passion. It’s in our blood.
But we are not just another denim brand.
At G-Star, we are obsessed with denim. Together we push to invent, explore and take craftsmanship to another level. Down to the smallest detail and with a strong belief that there is no limit to what denim can do. To achieve this, we are always looking for hardcore thinkers and do-ers, who want to join us in creating the future of premium and purposeful denim.
Are you up for the challenge?
Are you the perfect fit for our team?
Are you a bit of a rebellious spirit?
Then we would love to hear from you!
Here’s what we’ll do together:
As a purchaser within the purchasing team of G-Star Raw CV you are responsible to procure the G-Star materials and products within the correct deadline to ensure ready products will arrive on time at G-Star stores and customers worldwide.
In your role you will be in charge of all purchasing activities for your G-Star product category.
You will be placing on a weekly basis purchase orders and material bookings with material and garment suppliers globally, negotiating the best final prices for your orders based on volume.
During these activities, you will continuously optimize the category procurement planning by negotiating the best ready dates for materials and ready garments whilst minimizing additional costs and material stocks.
Next to that you will dynamically administer the buy and ensure accurate purchase information on price, delivery and materials is ready available and aligned across all stakeholders at all times.
You will be in daily contact with suppliers, building strong relations to ensure the purchase operations run smoothly and to achieve a consistently strong delivery performance.
Within G-Star you will work closely with the Product Development and Merchandising teams to align and take action on the daily purchasing business needs for your category.
In your role you will report to the G-Star Purchasing Manager.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Analyze the production lead-times and perform risk assessment to place raw material booking at right time.
Closely monitoring the material stock flow and avoid unnecessary buildup of fabrics and trims.
Place purchase orders and negotiate the best ex-factory dates.
Negotiate the final prices based on volumes and arrange administrative follow up.
Monitor the production planning on a weekly base and inform stakeholders.
Mapping supplier capacity to optimize allocation and production planning.
Building strong relations with our vendors and develop their delivery performance.
Manage your deadlines together with the other Purchasers, Product Developers and Merchandisers
What you bring to the table:
A relevant Bachelor and preferably 2-3 years of experience in a purchasing business environment.
Good understanding of apparel production processes and lead times
Good understanding of supplier management in the purchasing area.
Set of strong administrative skills next to financial awareness across all areas of the Purchasing process.
Ability to work effectively with other departments such as Product Development and Merchandising.
Organized and pro-active work approach.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and in writing, in English
Strong system skills, Microsoft Office, PLM, SAP.
What does G-Star bring to the table:
Beyond a competitive salary, working at G-Star brings many other perks and exciting opportunities: an awesome and diverse team that collaborates to change the game; a work environment that offers room for fun, inspiration and innovation; a clothing budget; a healthy lunch, and last but not least, a discount on a new bicycle.
What will happen next:
We will thoroughly review your CV.
We have a large expat community at G-Star, so please apply in English.
When we hopefully find what we are looking for, we will call you for a chat and if it’s a good fit, we’ll plan our first interview.
Because we’re very curious how you’d survive a mission impossible, we ask you to prepare a real-life business case in a follow-up interview.
Having an agile mindset is very important at G-Star, therefore we ask you to participate in an (online) Learning Agility Assessment.
When we’re ready to commit to each other, we’ll finalize the terms we’ve discussed and we’ll explain to you how to order your first pair of jeans from the G-Star employee store. Good luck!