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JYSK Canada

Buying Director

Posted 7 days ago

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Company Description

As one of world's leading and fastest-growing home furnishing retailers, we know what it takes to build a satisfying career. The company is very proud of the inclusive and collaborative culture. Our values - Tradesman, Colleague, and Corporate Spirit - are not just words on the lunchroom wall but are consistently communicated and lived. Our values are undoubtedly the reason JYSK has flourished in Canada over the last 28 years with more than 65 stores and 1100+ colleagues.
Job Description

JYSK is seeking a Buying Director to join our Canadian Executive Management Team, based in our beautiful home office in Coquitlam, BC. Leading a team of about 20, the successful candidate will be responsible for the buying, quality and allocation for JYSK Canada. We are looking for someone who can think strategically but is also keen to make things happen personally and through getting the best out of their people.
The ideal individual will need to be a results-oriented effective communicator, with the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and work in a fast-paced environment. You are open to change and ready for any challenge. You take pride in delivering high quality results within the deadline and you always contribute proactively and professionally to the team.
The role:
This hands-on role is both a strategic and operational opportunity where you'll use your in-depth experience to lead and influence colleagues across all areas of the business. The Buying Director partners with the Executive Management Team members to drive the growth of JYSK Canada- with competitive growth plans over the next 5 years! The Executive Management team is passionate, nimble, and close to the business. Together we build JYSK's business plans ensuring they are in line with the strategic direction and Key Performance Indicators.
This role directs the procurement, purchasing operations and strategy to provide the materials and services to meet the organizational requirements for quality, volume, availability, and pricing.
Another key function of this role is to evaluate and develop strategic supplier relationships, negotiates contracts, and implements processes for monitoring performance, assessing risk, and responding to changes in demand.
This position is directly accountable to the CEO; delivering purchasing and sales results with integrity; efficiently managing the buying department of the organization; and ensuring the company strategy objectives are met.
Competencies & Personal Characteristics
  • Leadership - Achieves desired organizational results; a proactive and positive team player who leads by example and sets and communicates clear goals.
  • Strategic - Develops/implements a plan in support of organizational strategic direction and supports achievement of overall organizational goals/needs.
  • Integrity and Honesty - Shares similar core beliefs, attitudes and behaviors embodied by JYSK; demonstrates a resolute commitment to and respect for the rules and core values of the organization, setting an example of professionalism and ethical propriety.
  • Accountable - Holds self and others accountable for responsibilities; focuses on results and measuring attainment of outcomes in a business focus.
  • Effective Working Relationships - Treats colleagues and customers with respect and resolves conflicts respectfully; negotiates effectively; provides effective feedback to colleagues/employees.
  • Customer-Focused - Anticipates, responds, and attends to the needs of customers and colleagues; keeps the customer interests in the forefront.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • 5+years in progressively responsible purchasing leadership roles, preferably in a retail environment
  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in Retail, Finance or Business Management)
  • Exceptional ability to monitor, allocate, and control procurement and sales on a large scale.
  • A willingness to initiate change as the company grows in order to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and facilitate the growth of the company, maintains flexibility.
  • Advanced knowledge of purchasing and merchandising concepts, programs, and practices in a multisite business
  • Superb people management and communication skills, able to manage priorities and create high performing teams.
  • Willing to travel globally - Valid driver's license required.
  • Must be authorized to work in Canada.
What does this role offer you?
  • The possibility of being part of a growing strong retailer that has been present in Canada for 28 years.
  • Be a part of a dynamic team and culture.
  • The opportunity to have a rewarding career with various prospects for career advancement across different functions and teams
  • A great benefit package (including medical, vision and dental, EAP, and RRSP program)
  • An amazing colleague discount on all JYSK products
Compensation: Generally, the hiring range for this position is $90,000 to $125,000 annually; the base pay offered is based on location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, internal and market equity.
For the right candidate, this will be a diverse, interesting, and challenging role. If this sounds like an opportunity for you, come join JYSK and experience it for yourself!
JYSK Canada is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage all candidates to apply. Our company values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive culture where Colleagues can fully develop and utilize their talents and strengths. We consider all applications based on the position requirements, and we do so without regard to any unrelated factor and/or characteristic. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.

About JYSK Canada

The first JYSK store in Canada was opened in 1996 in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Today JYSK operates over 60 stores in Canada, including locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. With a passion for Scandinavian design, our products range from furniture to accessories, including mattresses, bedding, and outdoor products, that will enhance any living space with a sense of sophistication at extraordinarily affordable prices. Grow With Us When you grow, we grow. It’s that simple. At JYSK, we are committed to the ongoing development of our colleagues. As one of the world’s fastest-growing retailers, we provide limitless opportunities to further your career and achieve your goals – whether you work in our stores, distribution or fulfillment centres, or head office. Become A Part Of Something Bigger Growth is in our DNA. JYSK Canada is a franchisee of JYSK, one of the world’s leading and fastest-growing retailer.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-08

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