Are you creative and have a passion about design, product development and procurement? Can you turn market needs into actionable insights? The role as Designer / Purchaser offers a great chance to work in a dynamic, high-paced, and international workplace which promotes personal development. In the role no two days are alike, and travel will be part of the job.

About the role 

The Designer / Purchaser is a new role within the Purchasing and Design Team with the purpose to drive activities in order to further develop our assortment.  Part of these tasks include identifying trends, creating new design ideas and analyzing market needs.  In this role you are constantly improving and developing our collections, following up and looking for new sales opportunities. Another key area of responsibility will be to plan purchases, ensure the timely delivery of products, and compliance with our supplier contracts. You will report to the Chief Design & Purchasing Officer (CDPO) and work closely with the purchasing team, as well as other departments and our suppliers.

How you make an impact

  • Creative, driven, and structured with a strong sense of ownership and responsibility.
  • Developing our assortment together with the CDPO.
  • Identifying trends, creating mood boards, and presenting creative design ideas.
  • Setting design requirements based on trends, quality, and customer needs.
  • Proactively looking for and evaluating new materials and production techniques.
  • Evaluating supplier relationships according to prices, quality and sustainability performance.
  • Discovering and purchasing new products whilst checking the quality of the existing assortment.
  • Monitoring stock levels and making purchasing forecasts
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with suppliers
  • Proactively driving improvement work within the purchasing department.

What you bring

  • Experience in textile design, preferably from the rug industry.
  • Experience as a retail purchaser.
  • Demonstrable aptitude in effective negotiating and up to speed with purchasing best practices.
  • Familiarity with market research, data analysis and forecasting techniques.
  • Energy, creativity, impact-oriented mind-set, and desire for personal development. 
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal / written skills in English and Swedish.
  • Being proficient in MS Office, Photoshop, and other design/graphic software.
  • Preferably +3 years of experience in a similar position.
  • University degree in textile design or equivalent

What we offer 

  • Opportunity to help shape the purchasing department’s design and purchasing functions and to work in a high paced, challenging, and cooperative environment. 
  • A diverse and international organization committed to creating and maintaining a workplace where everyone loves to go to work.
  • Competitive benefit package. 
  • A culture inspired by our values; Focus on impact; Stay true; and Be entrepreneurs.

RugVista Perks

  • Extraordinary international colleagues.
  • Flexible working hours & possibility to work from home.
  • A generous employee discount on the products we sell.
  • Free coffee, fruits, and snacks.
  • Breakfast on Thursdays.
  • Generous wellness allowance.
  • Onsite masseuse and yoga.

Start date: May or as per agreement. 

We are reviewing candidates continuously, so please submit your application as soon as possible but no later than May 15h 2021.

About RugVista  
RugVista is one of Europe’s leading independent online retailer of rugs with a successful track-record of profitable growth during the past 10+ years.  We operate two Brands (RugVista and CarpetVista) with local language e-commerce sites in 18 markets and offer the most desirable and comprehensive rug assortment available online. Our overall mission is to positively impact all our stakeholders, but with a specific focus on driving environmental, social and economic development in the geographies where our rugs are made.

RugVista is listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market, recorded 2020 revenues of about 560 MSEK, and about 75 people work within our different functions.

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