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Creative Sourcing Director

City:  Copenhagen V
Country/Region:  DK
Application Deadline:  15th August 2022

Are you a jewellery expert? And are you looking for an opportunity to put your expertise into use in the world’s leading jewellery company?

 

Job description and areas of responsibility:  

We are looking for a Creative Sourcing Director, who will be working within the Global Product function at Pandora.

 

In this role, your main responsibilities will be to deliver new jewellery components/techniques into the  process that achieves the Creative Vision with Cost and Quality in mind. In other words, you will be the main point of contact between the designers and the suppliers with a demonstrated creative and technical ability to translate the requirements of the business.

 

This encompasses a wide range of work including:

  • Work closely with Design & Development teams to creatively support in terms of material supply, technical information, cost information and quality consultation.
  • Ensure a smooth running sourcing process between Pandora’s internal stake holders and external suppliers.
  • Support VPs and Design Directors with product vision and strategy e.g. provide research, samples, technical consultant, support with cost negotiation/alternative cost options, etc.
  • Work directly with external suppliers (finished jewellery and components) on new materials and ideas and ensure the suppliers are challenges with innovation, quality and price.
  • Lead a small high performance team.
  • Organise and maintain the physical material library.

 

What is needed to succeed:

We are looking for a strong professional with a proven track record in sourcing, supplier management, trend research, products/materials development, production process, understanding of cost and executing on new materials and techniques across all jewellery products. You have a creative, collaborative working style with Designers, you are proactive and organised in offering new ideas as well as removing obstacles.

 

Furthermore, we envision that you have and can demonstrate:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in jewellery industry or strong jewellery product knowledge
  • Experience with project management and excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Experience with sourcing and external suppliers management. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, i.e. deliver structured and simple messages on presentations
  • Experience with creative process and understand the internal brand asthetic.

 

Something about you:

You might be the person we are looking for if you are highly technical, creative, cost conscious, structured, open minded, enjoy working with a large group of diverse colleagues, solution driven and flexible with an ambitious can do attitude. Teamwork is an important value at Pandora and we envision that you understand the value of being a team player and have the ability to both give and take honest feedback. At the same time, you excel in building relations at all levels of the organisation and across functions and you are comfortable working with international colleagues. You thrive in a dynamic, changing and fast-paced environment and have the ability to maintain your structured workstyle and your attention to details under these conditions.

 

Additional information:

This role is based in the Pandora Global Office in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Did we get your attention?

If you see yourself in the position and would like to become a part of the Pandora’s future, please do not hesitate to apply as soon as possible. We encourage you to attach a CV and Cover Letter into the application. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

We process applications on a continuous basis, which is why we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible. You can also read more about Pandora on our corporate site www.pandoragroup.com.

 

Icing on the cake

You will be working out of our beautiful Head Office in Copenhagen V, established in 2016 and designed to unite and inspire our teams. Besides our beautiful interior design, we are also proud of our LEED Gold Certification for Energy and Environmental Design. This means that we use as few natural resources as possible and that we use them with respect. The result is a professional and dynamic space that is unique, comfortable and inspirational – and delivers a true Pandora experience to anyone who works here or comes to visit.

 

 

About Pandora
Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries through 6,800 points of sale, including more than 2,700 concept stores. 

 

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs 27,000 people worldwide and crafts its jewellery at two LEED certified facilities in Thailand using mainly recycled silver and gold. The company plans to be carbon neutral by 2025 and has joined the Science Based Targets initiative to reduce emissions across its full value chain. Pandora is listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange and generated a revenue of DKK 23.4 billion in 2021.