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KERING Business Applications Manager

Kering - Regular
Seoul - Korea, Republic of

A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow's Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “Empowering Imagination”. In 2019, Kering had nearly 38,000 employees and restated revenue of €15.9 billion.

About us

Kering Technologies is the Kering Group division that provides the smartest solutions for our cross-brands services. In particular, the Kering Technologies division handles all the activities concerning the company’s IT Solutions & Infrastructures in order to link the business’s needs. 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 looking for a dedicated Business Application Manager as part of our dynamic team in Korea

Your opportunity

As part of the Kering Korea team, you will act as a liaison between Kering technologies and be responsible for building, maintaining and managing relationships with Kering brands to drive and support applications initiatives.

You will work & report in close and direct collaboration with Kering technologies North Asia application senior management.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Business Applications Delivery & Portfolio Management
    - Coordinate the implementation/roll-out of globally standardized Applications Services’ initiatives in Korea market. Actively promote and support global projects (i.e. deployment of new technologies, implementation of global processes and policies, deployment of global business applications, etc.).
    - Act as a filter to all new local requests and communicate with Global teams and other APAC IT teams to take Kering Project governance approach to new demands/projects wherever possible. Identify/coordinate between local, regional/global IT to ensure that proper solutions, standards and practices are implemented
    - Take the responsibility to rationalize or decommit local applications aligning with next application roadmap strategy in Global/Region
    - Manage, troubleshoot and coordinate enhancements/extensions/replacements of applications for Group standardized retail, wholesale, CRM, warehouse, inventory and other store or back office operations
    - Manage and coordinate support services for all brands for retail, wholesale, supply chain, back office operation

  • Project Management
    - Lead projects, ensuring that projects are planned and executed in line with business strategy and within established global IT standards, best practices and on-time delivery. Develop and enforce strong project management discipline and ensure adherence to Kering Project Management Framework.
    - Manage end-to-end delivery of local projects. Develop scope, timeline, cost, business case and risks on local projects. Provide regular updates to stakeholders on major projects.

  • Management of Service Providers
    - Build strong relationship with outsourced IT service providers and collaborate with them to successfully deliver required IT services.
    - Lead and manage 3rd-party service providers, ensuring timely fulfillment of commitments and contractual obligations. Track performance and proactively recommend corrective measures with special focus on externally hosted solutions going forward.
    - Manage vendor contracts and maintenance service extension

  • Business Relationship Management & Change Alignment
    - Be the primary for all business application services and capabilities of IT to the business groups and be the provider/recipient/sponsor of ideas, requirements and needs of the business to IT.
    - Maintain a detailed knowledge of key business processes and clarify how technology supports them. Then, engage with business groups to drive the idea generation and leverage the services and capabilities of IT
    - Understand key stakeholders and influence patterns within the organization; target the right stakeholders at the right time

  • Team People Management
    - Leads the members of the IT Business Applications team in Korea. Works jointly with them to manage their respective careers, coaches and motivates them, and provides development opportunities to enhance their overall capabilities.

Who you are, Required Skills/Knowledge

  • 7+ years of applications projects from roadmap through to delivery in large, complex, international environment and corresponding managerial and sizable team management level
  • Be familiar with overall retail related business processes, including Merchandizing (plan/allocation/replenishment), Logistics(GR/pick &pack/shipment), finance (payment, sales reconcile )
  • JDE, JDA, Xstore, CRM knowledge is a plus
  • Prior experience in Luxury retail and wholesale is a plus
  • Project Management experience is a mandatory
  • SAP (FICO, SD, MM) or S4 implementation project experience is a plus
  • Knowledge or certification of (ITIL, PMP) preferred
  • Very strong interpersonal communication skills including active listening, clear writing and speaking, as well as coordination, persuasion, negotiation and social perceptiveness is mandatory
  • Ability to effectively communicate business needs to technical teams
  • Proven ability to collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others, plus the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships, and the capability to interact within all levels of the organization
  • Fluent English and Business Korean is mandatory

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 thriving 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. 

  • Full time
  • Asia
  • Korea, Republic of
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