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Paco Rabanne

Buying Manager - Collection Supply

Freelance/Temporary

Paris, France

Senior Collection Supplies (RTW & Accessories) Freelance Buyer/Purchaser wanted for a reborn French Fashion House ("couture start-up"). Based in Paris. Maternity Cover. 6 months contract. Start date: September 2021. The company is a well-known name in the world of fashion, backed by an international group. It is a small structure on a human scale where everyone carries their projects with a wide range of responsibilities. Team of 5 persons.

Level

Manager

Sourcing of materials / supplies:

- Visit exhibitions, find out about competitors collections

- Prepare a selection and propose seasonal materials and new techniques

- Guide the selection by following the material collection plan, budget and deadlines

- Ensure a consistent offer (type of materials, different weights, prices etc.)

- Control the number of suppliers, qualities and colors

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

- Find new partners according to needs if necessary

- Monitor the proper integration of service providers and suppliers upstream and downstream of the company's production processes


Purchase of materials / supplies:

- Order materials / supplies and ensure delivery times

- Create SEO in PLM

- Validate orders and invoices, coordinate the link with accounting

- Respect the allocated budget

- Ensure the proper fulfillment of negotiated contractual conditions

- Development of special materials / embroidery / prints

- Manage supply times on a daily basis and meet collection deadlines.

- Use our PLM system and IT tool

- Receive and control materials

- Manage the stock (inventory, warehouse returns, production relations))


Advice and product knowledge:

- Advise designers

- Know the material / model attributes

- Guide the choices or alert if attributions are not suitable or do not make sense from a production / price / time point of view

- Preparation of pre-purchase appointments

- Know the consumables of coll and stocks

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


Focus:

- Anticipate the difficulties of industrialization of fabrics in collaboration with material development / testing

- Propose and set up alternative sourcing when necessary

- Ensure regulatory compliance

- Take charge of the price negotiation part

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

- Be a technical support for the production if necessary.


 Storage:

- Optimize our prologue stocks by collaborating with the production teams

- Manage and reduce the stock of unused production material by offering them in the seasonal selection, or for special projects

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

- Set up a material clearance once a year on the collection stock


Management:

- Lead a team of buyers and coordinate their activities

- Set and monitor goals


Reporting:

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

- Continuously monitor costs and purchasing budget

- Provide reporting to the collection director and the business departments of the company


Required profile

Education and level of experience required: Business school, you are specialized and already have a strong experience in 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, versatility and punctuality.


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


Additional information: Product knowledge.

Level

Manager

Senior Collection Supplies (RTW & Accessories) Freelance Buyer/Purchaser wanted for a reborn French Fashion House ("couture start-up"). Based in Paris. Maternity Cover. 6 months contract. Start date: September 2021. The company is a well-known name in the world of fashion, backed by an international group. It is a small structure on a human scale where everyone carries their projects with a wide range of responsibilities. Team of 5 persons.

Sourcing of materials / supplies:

- Visit exhibitions, find out about competitors collections

- Prepare a selection and propose seasonal materials and new techniques

- Guide the selection by following the material collection plan, budget and deadlines

- Ensure a consistent offer (type of materials, different weights, prices etc.)

- Control the number of suppliers, qualities and colors

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

- Find new partners according to needs if necessary

- Monitor the proper integration of service providers and suppliers upstream and downstream of the company's production processes


Purchase of materials / supplies:

- Order materials / supplies and ensure delivery times

- Create SEO in PLM

- Validate orders and invoices, coordinate the link with accounting

- Respect the allocated budget

- Ensure the proper fulfillment of negotiated contractual conditions

- Development of special materials / embroidery / prints

- Manage supply times on a daily basis and meet collection deadlines.

- Use our PLM system and IT tool

- Receive and control materials

- Manage the stock (inventory, warehouse returns, production relations))


Advice and product knowledge:

- Advise designers

- Know the material / model attributes

- Guide the choices or alert if attributions are not suitable or do not make sense from a production / price / time point of view

- Preparation of pre-purchase appointments

- Know the consumables of coll and stocks

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


Focus:

- Anticipate the difficulties of industrialization of fabrics in collaboration with material development / testing

- Propose and set up alternative sourcing when necessary

- Ensure regulatory compliance

- Take charge of the price negotiation part

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

- Be a technical support for the production if necessary.


 Storage:

- Optimize our prologue stocks by collaborating with the production teams

- Manage and reduce the stock of unused production material by offering them in the seasonal selection, or for special projects

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

- Set up a material clearance once a year on the collection stock


Management:

- Lead a team of buyers and coordinate their activities

- Set and monitor goals


Reporting:

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

- Continuously monitor costs and purchasing budget

- Provide reporting to the collection director and the business departments of the company


Required profile

Education and level of experience required: Business school, you are specialized and already have a strong experience in 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, versatility and punctuality.


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


Additional information: Product knowledge.

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