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SAINT LAURENT Supply Chain Manager

Saint Laurent - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Shanghai - Mainland China

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.

We are currently seeking a Supply Chain Manager who will report to GMM China as part of our dynamic team in China.


You will set up and monitor supply chain for SAINT LAURENT in CHINA, in close collaboration with central teams to strengthen SAINT LAURENT’s supply chain efficiency in region as well as part of the global picture. As part of the processes / tools are new and others recent, you will work on optimizing them.


    • RETAIL (DOS & Outlets)
      • Permanent products (all product activities):
        • Share and discuss distribution strategy with merchandising and retail teams
        • Set up store target stock to execute auto replenishment
        • Review store efficiency, initiate rebalancing plan and monitor the store-to-store transfer to improve the SKU productivity
        • Monitor replenishment to China region and feedback to central team adapting to the sales trends
      • Seasonal products (all product activities) in DOS channel:
        • share and discuss set-up proposal for launch of a collection on each activity (store set up, buffer stock at warehouse)
        • Create tool for new season order & shipment monitoring to understand drop shipment status & potential impacts (late deliveries, short shipments, prioritize accuracy) and raise alert to merchandising team.
        • Arbitration between the markets to be shared with central teams.
      • Partner for Local Merchandising team, adding a different level of analysis (stock, stock coverage, capacity to sell/or not the seasonal buy and actions linked) while there is a common target of Sell through
      • Prepare and coordinate with merchandising team on store openings, relocations, closings, pop-up and temp stores.
      • Partner with Digital team on delivery monitoring and product allocation from regional warehouse
      • Partner with Wholesale partners on delivery monitoring and product allocation from regional warehouse
      • Monthly Carry Over stock replenishment proposals
    • OMNICHANNEL (Retail, Digital, Wholesale):
      • Stock mutualization project across DOS/EC/Wholesale channels: stock rebalancing between channels and mutualized stock with set up of minimum protection rules
      • Implementation of off-shore duty-free warehouse
      • Stock monitoring and optimization, and related weekly/monthly reporting
      • Monitor longtail and challenge local actions
    • Continuous improvement on existing Logistics processes that impact store operations.
    • Pilot and challenge Kering linked to brand’s priorities
    • Maintain a log with all YSL Logistics and Transportation issues
    • Agree on the action plan and track its implementation with Kering Group Operations
    • Coordinate return and transfer process, as well as urgent inbound
    • Partner with SL and Kering partners to ensure that necessary import/export documents and processes (ie CITES, CIQ tests) are executed in a timely fashion to guarantee on-time deliveries before the official launch dates.
    • Manage communication regarding Logistics and transportation with central Supply Chain brand team and local YSL teams
    • Exception management / urgencies for Transportation coming from Central warehouse
    • Secure Logistics and transportation KPI’s for the brand in relation with Brand supply chain strategy
    • Support the implementation of pick and pack distribution from local warehouse to stores
    • Visibility on Carry Over production and stock allocation for China vs forecast 
    • Key user on RFID (Logistics part), together with KERING (operation)
    • KPIs to follow the business for both Supply Chain & Logistics (availability rate/ stock coverage/ longtail / warehouse saturation / leadtime), macro & micro 
    • Family sale: manage off-price stock movement with third-party vendors in partnership with Kering warehouse and local Merch Planning
    • Supply chain tools optimization / customization for local needs – ie Power BI
    • Weekly meeting with Central Supply Chain (special distribution needs)
    • Monthly Supply chain meeting (Supply, logistics), including also regional Merchandising
    • Possible international travel to Paris as well as local travel to China stores
    • Local Merchandising team, Planning, Retail team, Logistics, IT
    • Central Supply Chain team (Distribution planer & logistics)
    • Central IT
    • Local outlet team (on replenishment)
    • Local Kering warehouse team


  • Minimum education: Bachelor’s or Engineering degree
  • Minimum years of experience: 8
  • Strong Supply Chain knowledge through engineering studies
  • Work experience on allocation & logistics in a fast moving industry (ideally fashion)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Expertise on Excel, Anaplan, Power-BI a plus, willingness and fast-learner of new tools. 
  • Language: Fluency in Mandarin and in English
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities with strong time management and organizational skills
  • Entrepreneurial, Detail-minded, Target-oriented

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
  • Asia
  • Mainland China