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34 days agoKering

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Head of RTW & SA Purchasing and Production

  • ITALY

Job description

Alexander McQueen is a British luxury fashion house founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. In 2001, the house joined the Kering Group and, since December 2023, is under the creative direction of Seán McGirr. Alexander McQueen is distinctive for an expression of individuality, subversive strength and raw power. With a design studio and atelier based in London, the house is known for uncompromising quality and creative vision.

At Alexander McQueen, we live and breathe a culture defined by our key Behaviours:

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Empowerment – We empower our team and peers, providing unwavering support to ensure everyone can thrive; this means giving support to your team and those you are working with to succeed.

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Teamwork – We put an emphasis on Teamwork; this means working together as a collective to achieve shared goals.

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Respect – We value respect, treating everyone with dignity and showing genuine appreciation for their efforts: this means treating everyone equally.

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Kindness – We believe kindness is integral to everything we do; this means demonstrating compassion and empathy towards others.  

Your opportunity

Operating for Alexander McQueen RTW & SA categories and reporting to the RTW & SA Operations Director, you will be managing all the activities related to the bulk production from the Purchasing of Raw Materials (fabrics & trimmings), to the launch of the Production orders till the deliveries of the Finished Products to the distribution warehouses. You will interface with Merchandising, Sales, Demand Planning, Pattern Making and Product Development teams as well as Industrialization and Quality management, warehouses, Raw Material Suppliers and Finished Goods Vendors in order to ensure the bulk production delivery is in line with the defined internal KPIs.

How will you contribute?

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Oversee the complete bulk production process, from the Raw Material Purchasing to Planning and Production Control for both procurement processes, BUY and MAKE.

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Create and define the internal seasonal planning calendar to ensure KPI achievement involving all related departments

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Coordinate the production allocation process considering all relevant factors (capacity, quality, costs & lead-times) and involving all relevant departments

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Define the Master Production Plan together with the related internal teams

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Master the vendor portfolio and oversee the development of strong partnerships with external partners for Raw Material and Finished Goods

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Vendor rating and development

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Actively take part at the strategic roundtables in terms of definition of the sourcing strategy

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Lead and develop 3 teams: the Raw Material Purchasing team, the Planning team and the Production Control Team

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Define and monitor bulk production KPIs and related reporting

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Actively participate in strategic projects and work on continuous improvement activities

Required Skills

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You will be able to demonstrate the desired Alexander McQueen behaviours 

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Previous experience in similar roles preferably acquired within the Fashion Industry

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Experience as people manager

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Degree in Engineering or Economics

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Strong communication skills

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Highly organized, able to prioritize workload to meet deadlines

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High analytical skills

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Fluent in English and Italian

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Proficient in MS Office and particularly Excel, desired experience with Stealth, SAP and with Production Management systems

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
·  Europe
·  Italy

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