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KERING EYEWEAR Sample Specialist

Kering Eyewear - Regular
BRIDGEWATER - United States of America

About us Kering Eyewear is the world leader in Luxury and High-end eyewear, developing a unique ‘ensemble’ of powerful brands. We design, develop, manufacture and market to customers and consumers, the most desirable frames and sunglasses in two fast growing segments: Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle. Through our industry expertise, we empower our brands to go beyond their limits in this high potential business category, supporting their capacity to lead and innovate in Eyewear, to realize their artistic and financial potential, in the most imaginative and sustainable manner.

We are currently seeking a Sample Specialist to join the Sales Operations team, based in our Bridgewater (New Jersey) office.

Mission

Manage the regional samples process in a comprehensive, innovative, timely and accurate fashion.

Work along with supply chain, planning and logistics (Regional and Headquarter) to deliver service excellence.

Ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the regional samples and selling tools budgets
  • Manage the entire samples process and policy at regional level
  • Monitor and improve samples-related KPIs
  • Manage the entire samples order portfolio
  • Maintain and cross-functionally enforce samples calendars at regional level
  • Manage the samples delivery flow by liaising directly with planning, logistics and internal customers like Sales while acting as first point of escalation in the event of any query/issue
  • Analyse and coordinate quarterly core sample assortment reviews and sample recalls
  • Coordinate and manage annual samples inventory with brand ambassadors and showrooms
  • Supervise samples returns in compliance with agreed procedures
  • Supervise samples transfers between brand ambassadors and showrooms
  • Support regional sales events and showrooms from ensuring completeness and on time delivery of samples to samples requests from sales team, event set preparation and coordination of event logistics
  • Own and manage the samples set warehouse storage location
  • Coordinate warehouse and transportation activities related to samples management
  • Supervise customer master data ensuring timely maintenance, accuracy, completeness and integrity of all information
  • Act as first point of escalation in case of commercial, logistics, product claims related to samples
  • Maintain, continuously identify and recommend opportunities for process improvement

Experience

2+ years of work experience preferably in a B2B fashion environment dealing with samples

Samples, inventory management and logistics experience within a controlled environment of advantage

Experience with SAP implementation and/or use of advantage

Desired Qualifications

Master degree in supply chain or business administration, or equivalent business experience

Technical Skills

Good business knowledge of inventory flows

Proficiency in Microsoft Office with a strong emphasis on Excel

Working knowledge of SAP of advantage

Competencies

Strong analytical skills

Exceptional organizational skills

Strong written and verbal communication

Collaborative team player

Decision maker

Problem solver

Result-driven

Curious and innovative

Passionate and enthusiastic

  • Full time
  • North America
  • United States of America
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