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SAINT LAURENT Raw Material Purchasing and Quality Control Coordinator

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.


Be responsible for metal hardware materials suppliers’ portfolio through the development and implementation of purchasing categories strategies and projects and be responsible for ensuring quality, processes improvement (from the allotment to the delivery), sustainability and costs saving


  • Ensure strategy vision, definition and execution for  metal hardware components
  • Follow and implement policies and procedures to pursue the Purchasing strategy defined in consistency and compliance with Group frame work and guidelines
  • Analize metal hardware trend and do the reports needed to show up, prevent and improve the purchasing activities
  • Set economic and/or qualitative targets for metal hardware components
  • Look for, develop, evaluate and implement new suppliers and new processes on metal hardware components
  • Be a senior negotiator in charge to finalize the best deals with the suppliers
  • Select and manage performing suppliers, define KPIs, evaluate their performance and compliance
  • Manage and improve KPIs, vendor rating and performance
  • Take care of coding and order activities
  • Manage and plan metal hardware quality team activities, verifying the regular quality controls to assure Production quality, defining policy of these controls and verifying good alignment and criteria
  • Develop and maintain Production Masters and tolerance masters pieces, according to Metal Hardware Development, to ensure quality of production
  • Plan and define metal parts planning deliveries in order to respect the collection plan and the reorders as requested
  • Act as operational link between the Metal Hardware Development and the Production departments
  • Manage, lead and support the team through the definition and the follow up of objectives and priorities and motivate them


  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience in purchasing for fashion companies
  • Good technical knowledge concerning metal hardware materials and leather is a plus
  • Excellent planning and project management abilities
  • Experience of successfully leading managing a team is required
  • Leadership and team work
  • Problem solving and change management attitude
  • Analytical, persuasion and creativity abilities
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of organization and suppliers
  • Quality driven attitude
  • Excellent in reporting and coding in terms of IT activities
  • Fluent in English
  • AS400 knowledge desired

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
  • Europa
  • Italy

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