Procurement Specialist (M/F/X) – English and German Speaking

Language: English and German (B2 min) Speaking

Office Based: Berlin

CastleGate Forwarding (CGF) is a rapidly growing digital freight forwarding start-up within Wayfair, moving containers across the globe to Wayfair’s shelves and elsewhere. We offer a full suite of shipping services (Asia consolidation, ocean freight, drayage, customs brokerage, cargo insurance, etc.) that aims to provide Wayfair suppliers with competitive and convenient logistics solutions. Our proprietary end-to-end logistics network enables us to drive speed, quality and lower costs.

Operating within a dynamic team, you will actively collaborate with cross functional partners, including Product Carriers, Sales and Service, utilising a combination of your project management, persuasive communication, problem solving, technical and analytical skills

If you have an appetite for a fast paced innovative environment that will enable, enhance and sharpen your skills this could be the next move you have been waiting for.

What You’ll Do

  • Coordinate the movement of containers for the EU market (Germany, France, Poland, and the Netherlands)
  • Manage the end-to-end procurement process, including sourcing and negotiating with vendors
  • Maintain tables and create visualisation tools for procurement rates for our internal teams
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline processes and improve efficiency
  • Monitor and analyse market trends to identify opportunities for cost savings and product improvement
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendor partners
  • Design and implement operating models that will drive the future improvements of our operation.
  • In partnership with technology & business intelligence teams, drive a diverse roadmap of tech initiatives aimed at building the foundation of this supply chain solutions business for future scale
  • Manage and analyse tender submissions working closely with Sales, Service and our Logistics partners

What You’ll Have

  • Demonstrable experience successfully operating within a finance, procurement, logistics, or supply chain environment
  • English and German (B2 minimum) language fluency, both verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to investigate and identify the root cause of a problem and clearly translate to the relevant parties enabling a quick solution
  • Engaging communication skills, with the ability to effectively connect, influence and negotiate with vendors. 
  • High attention to detail with the ability to prioritise and multitask effectively
  • Strong IT system and application knowledge (Microsoft Office, Google Suite- especially Excel). 
  • Confidence in writing GBQ queries and creating basic dashboards on DataStudio

If you thrive the opportunity to join a dynamic and evolving team whilst working in a highly collaborative and innovative focused environment; we can’t wait to hear from you!

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About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

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