Cristóbal Balenciaga founded the House in 1917 in his home of Spain. In 1937, he established the brand in Paris, designing its collections there until 1968. Cristóbal Balenciaga had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior and as “The Couturier of the Couturiers” by Gabrielle Chanel. The ultra-modern shapes were trademarks of the house.
While the brand’s identity is firmly rooted in its highly conceptual prêt-à-porter collections, its leather goods, footwear, and accessories experience worldwide success as well. Among the archetypal products of the House are its handbag collections. A new focus on the development of Balenciaga ready-to-wear collections for men was quickly established as highly successful.
Since October 2015, Demna Gvasalia has designed both men’s and women’s collections as the artistic director.
The Balenciaga House, part of the Kering group since 2001, is one of the most influential names in fashion.
We are currently seeking a Procurement Specialist who will report to the Procurement, Planning & Logistics Manager and who will be based in our new production plant in Cerreto Guidi (FI).
You will be in charge to build an internal procurement process adapted to the new reality of the production plant.
How you will contribute
− You will evaluate and compute the raw materials – different products – needs using MRP system.
− You will upload and send purchasing orders to external suppliers, using AS400/Stealth system.
− You will elaborate delivery plans with suppliers, considering production planning times and needs.
− You will demand the external suppliers to guarantee the raw materials provision.
− You will manage database for specific raw materials for the internal production.
− You will define and challenge the KPIs to monitor the procurement flows.
− You will define and monitor internal procurement process for all the raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products of the daily production and specific flows.
− You will manage the logistic flows of all the materials in and out of the plant.
Who you are
• 5 years of experience in automated lines production planning.
• Economics or Engineering degree.
• Proficiency in English.
• Expertise in Office Suite.
• Good knowledge of ERP systems (Stealth).
• Previous experience in a lean manufacturing environment will be considered as a plus.
Why work with us?
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Brand and to gain new expertise in procurement processes in a new production plant.
Balenciaga is committed to thriving your professional development within the House or in the Kering Group. We empower leaders to create, build and sustain high performing teams that excel in execution. We guide every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.
Balenciaga is committed to fostering a diverse workforce. We believe that diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, disability, sexual orientation – enriches the workplace and our client experience. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome all applications and select our talents based on competencies and in alignment with our Brand behaviors. Setting people for success is what we live for. It is part of our interview process to discuss with you how to excel in our company.
BALENCIAGA Procurement Specialist