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SAINT LAURENT Direct Procurement Specialist

Saint Laurent - Regular

ABOUT SAINT LAURENT Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce the concept of luxury prêt-à-porter in a 1966 collection called ‘Rive Gauche’, synonymous with youth and freedom. This shift represented a first critical step in the modernization of fashion and revolutionized the socio- cultural landscape. In 1999, the luxury goods division of the Kering Group acquired Yves Saint Laurent and, under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello since April 2016, continues to position the house at the summit of the luxury universe. Today, Saint Laurent collections include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties and eyewear.


As a priority role you will be required to manage purchasing of generic materials and packaging parts for leather and fabrics manufacturing, ensuring the provision of goods and services in a timely and cost effective manner.

You will also be required to propose and support the implementation of new procurement initiatives on this direct spends with the aim to bring costs efficiencies and innovation in the production process.


1- Operational activities

  • Define and negotiate provision prices with the suppliers indicated and/or in cooperation with Engineering Dept. of the different product categories

  • Research of new potential packaging and complementary material suppliers

  • Manage order based on MRP’s needs and forecasts

  • Estimate supplies future demands

  • Liaise with suppliers and production departments to ensure that orders advance in a timely manner and manage reports’ updates

  • Liaise with internal departments of the different product categories (Planning, Production, Product development and Engineering) on a daily basis and update orders accordingly

  • Input and manage orders and material movements through the management software programs

2- Strategic activities:

  • Contribute, under the responsibility of the Brand procurement department head, to set procurement strategies in line with production priorities, internal requirements, market trends best practices and supplier capabilities

  • Support and implement procurement initiatives: perform competitive sourcing activities, negotiate and analyze scenarios to be proposed for final selection, collaborate to contractualization with selected suppliers, monitor supplier’s performance

  • Report procurement performance


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role for fashion companies OR in a direct procurement organization within manufacturing

  • Master’s degree in Economics OR Engineering

  • Analytic skills (bid and cost analysis, TCO scenario modelling etc.)

  • Result oriented, proactive and strong negotiation and diplomacy skilled

  • Fluent in English, French knowledge preferred

  • Strong Excel and Power Point capability

  • Relevant experience in main management software programs, AS400 and Stealth knowledge

  • Team work attitude

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

Saint Laurent 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

  • Full time
  • Europe
  • Italy

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