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    KERING OPERATIONS Global WMS Solution Manager

    Kering - Regular
    NOVARA - Italy

    About us Kering Group Operations is the Kering Group division that provides the smartest solutions for our cross-brands services. In particular, the Integrated Logistics Business Unit services lie at the heart of our customers’ satisfaction, providing worldwide coordination of our products’ distribution, together with a flawless after sales service. As part of the global luxury group Kering, we are committed to ‘empowering imagination’ in a sustainable manner and encouraging our employees to flourish. Join our passionate journey and fulfil your potential and creativity. We are currently seeking a WMS Expert who will report to Global Logistics Methods & Performance Improvement Senior Manager as part of our Global Logistics Methods and Performance Improvement team in Trecate (Novara).

    Your opportunity

    You will be the group WMS knowledge manager and be responsible of a new stream fully focused on WMS solutions with a global perimeter. So, you will be in charge of leading the regional logistics teams to continuously improve their WMS solutions, cover the gaps in case of misalignment with physical flows and define a standard WMS framework for each kind of logistics flow. A strong partnership with the other Supply Chain departments, IT department and 3PL will be a key element for the success in this role.

    How you will contribute

    • Map the as-is logistics flows with particular focus on warehouse processes
    • Identify the gaps between physical flows and WMS processes
    • Define the WMS functional specifications to cover the gaps
    • Standardize the WMS solution among different logistics sites
    • Design new WMS solutions starting from green field
    • Be the project manager for the WMS initiatives on a global perimeter
    • Be the focal point for any WMS change request
    • Be the link between internal customers and IT department, to make sure the IT roadmap is properly aligned with the logistics group roadmap
    • Manage technical and detailed documents, keeping them updated
    • Be constantly aligned with the continuous evolution of group main processes and group ERP
    • Co-design WMS solutions in collaboration with 3PL and provider
    • Root cause analysis on gaps between target and actual performances Vs Budget or Forecast, and identify corrective actions, define mitigation and recovery plan
    • Gather regular updates at WW level on traceability running processes in terms of efficacy, performances, and costs: formalize and maintain synthetic reporting for clients and top management

    Who you are

    • You are graduated in Management Engineering or similar fields
    • A professional with solid experience in Logistics with a specific focus on warehousing, preferably in WMS software houses or consultancy companies providing WMS solutions
    • Deep knowledge of WMS solutions and proven experience in writing WMS functional specifications
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, that can communicate effectively with different levels of internal and external stakeholders
    • Strong ability to challenge the status quo, inspire and influence as well as active listening skills and empathy
    • Detailed and structure approach to complex problems and great negotiation skills
    • An expert in using Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Power Point
    • Fluent in Italian and English, both written and spoken
    • Proven experience in leading multi-regional projects
    • Ability to travel and constantly collaborate with different regions

    Why work with us?

    This is an excellent opportunity to join the Kering adventure in a moment of extraordinary growth and become part of a dynamic team in a global Luxury group that offers endless possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering, and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.

    Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background. 

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