Head of Production and Purchasing, Beauty - FARFETCH

Location
IT Manin
Posted
04 May 2022
Closes
14 Jun 2022
Ref
513ae1da-dd0f-4f40-b6be-7e2536b8fd5e
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
New Guards Group is the home to 9 international luxury brands: Marcelo Burlon County of Milan, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, Palm Angels, Unravel Project, Heron Preston, Alanui, Kirin Peggy Gou, Opening Ceremony and Ambush. We work with the understanding that fashion and luxury can be different: community-based, quality-driven, collaborative, truly global and quick. Our brands and products stem from creative and managerial innovation and the philosophy of Made in Italy. We're redefining the way luxury is conceived, communicated and shared. Where others see limits, we see goals.

MANIN

Our monumental office in Via Manin is where NGG was born. It is home to the creative, product and production functions of all the NGG brands. Here you will absorb the essence of the NGG DNA and feel the creative input for all cross-category collections.

THE ROLE

New Guards Group is looking for a Head of Production and Purchasing to join the Beauty Business Unit and lead all beauty initiatives at a Worldwide level, coordinating both product development and production with external suppliers. You will respond to the Beauty Business Unit Director and manage the whole supply chain organization process ensuring collection development, pricing, costing, inventories, and business objectives are met.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

    • Analyze supply parameters, define and maintain an efficient suppliers organization structure for a competitive world wide business model development
    • Liaise with external suppliers to ensure production objectives are met, in line with costing, and timing objectives
    • Set clear objectives for beauty category development and product-to-market timeline while monitoring and measuring progress and results
    • Assess, develop, implement, and manage cross-functional, integrated inventory control processes that incorporates planning, order cycles, inventory levels and associated cost elements
    • Prepare customer delivery reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends
    • Secure all steps of product development and delivery chain (i.e. suppliers, forecast, regulatory) are exceptionally planned for flexible and profitable growth
    • Oversee operation department, drive logistics to ensure exceptional service levels, planning and growth.
    • Build a platform that can sustainably scale - understanding what needs to be improved to increase efficiency and effectiveness of model from operational stand point
    • Collaborate with product, procurement and other departments to ensure the business needs are catered for, and are coordinated with upcoming changes to product, processes and strategy


WHO YOU ARE

    • 8+ years' experience in a similar role preferably in a luxury beauty brand
    • Fluent in English written and spoken - this is mandatory and will be tested in the interview process
    • Proven experience working with ERP systems to manage forecasts, planning and inventory management
    • Analytical mindset with a solid understanding of the product manufacturing process
    • Proactive problem solver with the ability to foresee problems and drive solutions
    • Ability to manage stress and pay close attention to detail
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work well under pressure
    • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and keep to strict deadlines
    • Strong team player who is willing to work in a fast paced ever changing environment


REWARDS & BENEFITS

    • Great compensation package (in consideration of your professional experience)
    • Lunch tickets
    • Discounts on all NGG brands and partners including FARFETCH and Browns
    • Be part of a young, dynamic and creative company with over 40 different nationalities
    • Brand new headquarters located in the centre of Milan


EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

    • New Guards Group is committed to being an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, colour, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.


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