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GUCCI Senior Indirect Procurement Manager

Gucci - Regular
NEW YORK - United States of America

Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is reinventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. Under the new vision of creative director Alessandro Michele, the House has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most desirable fashion houses. Eclectic, contemporary, romantic—Gucci products represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are unsurpassed for their quality and attention to detail. Gucci is part of the Kering Group. A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches.

Role Mission

As a cross-functional role, the Indirect Procurement Senior Manager reports to the Gucci Global Procurement Director and functionally to the North America Chief Financial Officer, with the goal of:

  • Providing Gucci functions with procurement expertise, identifying new projects to be managed and developing regional procurement professionalism;
  • Implementing procurement actions and optimization projects at the regional level,
  • Contributing to vendor selection, costs savings and process optimization, as well as reporting results and feedback to the corporate team.

Key Accountabilities

Strategies and projects

  • Contribute to define and implement strategies and projects related to Gucci corporate procurement and finance teams on different categories (facilities, communications, professional services, travel, consulting, supply chain);
  • Responsible for strategies and actions to be implemented for the brand, whether they are managed by the Procurement Manager or at Brand or Group level;
  • Identify optimization project opportunities and define relevant policies in compliance with Brand and Group policies;
  • Set economic and/or qualitative targets for each procurement action.

Operations

  • Manage expense analysis, propose procurement strategies, and develop action plans accordingly;
  • Conduct purchasing projects (specification work, sourcing, appropriate levers identification, negotiation, contract) in close partnership with functional stakeholders;
  • Contribute actively to the selection of qualitative suppliers, define KPIs, evaluate supplier performance and compliance;
  • Provide expertise and support (deliverables, best practices, framework) and promote procurement guidelines, processes and best practices;
  • Support the change management process.

Reporting

  • Develop reports for projects and performance (quantitative and qualitative indicators) within the reporting framework;
  • Contribute to the brand Balanced Scorecard consolidation to be presented to top management;
  • Support the finance team in the implementation of the Procure to Pay and ERP workflow implementation.

Communication

  • Contribute to the internal communication: Procurement projects, referenced suppliers and agreements conditions, procurement guidelines;
  • Develop best practices exchanges with other brands and procurement teams of the group.

Key Requirements

  • Degree in Finance, Procurement sourcing and or Supply Chain Management;
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in procurement with proven ability to develop and deliver a strategic vision;
  • Clear understanding of indirect procurement management and experienced in best practices, tools and techniques, with the capacity to support change management;
  • Experience in international environment is a must (specifically in Fashion / Luxury industry is a plus);
  • Available to travel approx. 20-30%;
  • Fluent in English (Italian and/or French is a plus);
  • Must possess leadership abilities and be able to work cross functionally with multiple teams;
  • Able to work autonomously and be a proactive problem solver;
  • Highly analytical with persuasive abilities;
  • Excellent communication skills. 

Key Behaviors

Explore

  • Considerate Thinker
    • Sees the big picture and understands how own actions and decisions impact others and the organization as a whole
  • Solutions Developer
    • Actively scans the environment for new approaches, blending different ideas to come with creative yet effective solutions

Deliver

  • Accountable Achiever
    • Actively gets things done, raising the bar for performance and taking accountability for own actions
  • Agile Advocate
    • Driven by the sense of urgency, promotes change and takes smart risks in pursuit of goals

Connect

  • Connection Builder
    • Builds trust-based relationships across boundaries and encourages collaboration
    • Adapts own style to communicate impactfully
  • People Enabler
    • Empowers others by providing autonomy and encouraging self-expression, valuing and amplifying each person’s uniqueness

Build

  • Continuous Learner
    • Is self-aware, curious to learn and seeks feedback from others to continuously grow, always putting improvement over comfort
  • Talent Builder
    • Provides constructive and on-going feedback, coaches and helps others to achieve their full potential

Work Authorization

Qualified candidates must have the proper work authorization to work in the United States.


 

EOE M/D/F/V

  • Full time
  • North America
  • United States of America
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