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Paco Rabanne

Buying Manager Materials and Collection Supplies

Permanent

Paris, France

A Parisian fashion brand is looking for an experience Materials & Supplies Buying Manager. Within the brand's supply chain department, the Materials and Supplies Purchaser implements the company's purchasing policy in conjunction with the supply chain director. He / she guarantees the best purchasing conditions for materials by negotiating the best price conditions and monitors deliveries.

Level

Senior Manager

Skills

Autonomous (undefined)

Buying & Merchandising (undefined)

Interpersonal Communication (undefined)

Management Leadership (undefined)

Materials Sourcing (undefined)

Organisational Skills (undefined)

Pricing (undefined)

Rigor (undefined)

Languages

French (Fluent)

English (Work Proficiency)

Your main responsibilities are:

Sourcing of materials / supplies

• Visit exhibitions, learn about the collections of its partners

• Offer seasonal materials and new techniques

• Control the number of suppliers, qualities and colors

• Have a stable, precise, balanced supply of suppliers meeting our needs and constraints

• Find new partners according to the needs of the seasons.


Purchase of materials / supplies

• Order materials / supplies

• Establish purchase contracts and specifications

• Take charge of the price and deadlines negotiation part

• Validate orders and invoices, coordinate the link with accounting

• Respect your allocated budget, continuously monitor costs and purchasing budgets

• Manage supply times on a daily basis and meet deadlines

• Set up information transmission tools

• Use our PLM system and IT tool

• Receive and control materials


Advice and product knowledge

• Preparation of pre-purchase appointments:

• Alert if changes in progress on certain materials or quality issues.

• Provide the interface between suppliers, production, studio


Focus

• Anticipate fabric industrialization difficulties in collaboration with material development / testing

• Propose and set up alternative sourcing when necessary

• Ensure regulatory compliance, the proper fulfillment of negotiated contractual conditions

• Transmission of information to controlled production and ensure within the set dates.

• Be a technical support for the production if necessary.


Storage

• Optimize prologue stocks by collaborating with production teams

• Make an inventory of each collection and update the binders

• Manage and reduce the unused production / collection material stock by offering them in the seasonal selection, or for special projects

• Also offer overstocking for material pre-purchases for carry-over materials.

• Set up an annual material destocking on the collection and production stock


Reporting

• Creation of regular reporting tools to be put in place (stock, deadlines, qualities / suppliers, budget)

• Creation of quantitative and qualitative performance monitoring indicators to improve the general performance of the purchasing division.

• Monitor the proper integration of suppliers upstream and downstream of the production process


Education and level of experience required: 

Business school, you are specialized and already have a strong experience in purchasing for a luxury house (minimum 5 years).

• Qualifications required: 

High capacity for work in a demanding environment; 

Excellent knowledge of the luxury industry; 

Essential team spirit. Sense of communication and interpersonal skills; 

Responsiveness, autonomy, methodical and rigorous. 

Management of emergencies and priorities. Loving to evolve in a challenging environment


Languages: Excellent level of English and French essential. A third language like Italian, Spanish or German would be a plus.

Additional information: Meaning of product, materials, quality, IT tools

Level

Senior Manager

Skills

Autonomous (undefined)

Buying & Merchandising (undefined)

Interpersonal Communication (undefined)

Management Leadership (undefined)

Materials Sourcing (undefined)

Organisational Skills (undefined)

Pricing (undefined)

Rigor (undefined)

Languages

French (Fluent)

English (Work Proficiency)

A Parisian fashion brand is looking for an experience Materials & Supplies Buying Manager. Within the brand's supply chain department, the Materials and Supplies Purchaser implements the company's purchasing policy in conjunction with the supply chain director. He / she guarantees the best purchasing conditions for materials by negotiating the best price conditions and monitors deliveries.

Your main responsibilities are:

Sourcing of materials / supplies

• Visit exhibitions, learn about the collections of its partners

• Offer seasonal materials and new techniques

• Control the number of suppliers, qualities and colors

• Have a stable, precise, balanced supply of suppliers meeting our needs and constraints

• Find new partners according to the needs of the seasons.


Purchase of materials / supplies

• Order materials / supplies

• Establish purchase contracts and specifications

• Take charge of the price and deadlines negotiation part

• Validate orders and invoices, coordinate the link with accounting

• Respect your allocated budget, continuously monitor costs and purchasing budgets

• Manage supply times on a daily basis and meet deadlines

• Set up information transmission tools

• Use our PLM system and IT tool

• Receive and control materials


Advice and product knowledge

• Preparation of pre-purchase appointments:

• Alert if changes in progress on certain materials or quality issues.

• Provide the interface between suppliers, production, studio


Focus

• Anticipate fabric industrialization difficulties in collaboration with material development / testing

• Propose and set up alternative sourcing when necessary

• Ensure regulatory compliance, the proper fulfillment of negotiated contractual conditions

• Transmission of information to controlled production and ensure within the set dates.

• Be a technical support for the production if necessary.


Storage

• Optimize prologue stocks by collaborating with production teams

• Make an inventory of each collection and update the binders

• Manage and reduce the unused production / collection material stock by offering them in the seasonal selection, or for special projects

• Also offer overstocking for material pre-purchases for carry-over materials.

• Set up an annual material destocking on the collection and production stock


Reporting

• Creation of regular reporting tools to be put in place (stock, deadlines, qualities / suppliers, budget)

• Creation of quantitative and qualitative performance monitoring indicators to improve the general performance of the purchasing division.

• Monitor the proper integration of suppliers upstream and downstream of the production process


Education and level of experience required: 

Business school, you are specialized and already have a strong experience in purchasing for a luxury house (minimum 5 years).

• Qualifications required: 

High capacity for work in a demanding environment; 

Excellent knowledge of the luxury industry; 

Essential team spirit. Sense of communication and interpersonal skills; 

Responsiveness, autonomy, methodical and rigorous. 

Management of emergencies and priorities. Loving to evolve in a challenging environment


Languages: Excellent level of English and French essential. A third language like Italian, Spanish or German would be a plus.

Additional information: Meaning of product, materials, quality, IT tools

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