Head of Procurement - FARFETCH

Location
IT Turati
Posted
14 Jun 2022
Closes
06 Sep 2022
Ref
5302c557-dc0d-4a99-a92c-00cbc0839a4b
Function
Finance
Level
Manager
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.

TURATI

Our new office in Via Turati is a strategic hub, and home to all of the NGG staff functions. Turati is where the behind the scenes driving force of NGG is brought to life; this is harmonized with the archive exhibits of brand collaborations found throughout the office

THE ROLE

New Guards Group is currently looking for a Head of Procurement, that will join the company with the main aim of ensuring the consistency, cost-effectiveness, efficiency and adequacy of the procurement process, in strong connection with all departments. You will report to the Chief Operating Officer and lead the purchasing process for indirect goods and services from selecting suppliers to ensuring budget alignment, as well as provide guidance on sourcing and procurement processes.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

    • Act as a point of contact between the company departments and suppliers
    • Identify potential suppliers based on specific requirements given by the business
    • Negotiate contracts, terms and conditions and deadlines with vendors and suppliers
    • Monitor and update relevant departments regarding price fluctuations of goods and vendor pricing
    • Manage an efficient flow of goods to ensure optimum production
    • Process purchase orders to acquire goods
    • Work closely with the legal and finance department to ensure contract terms are favorable to the company and the budget provisions are respected
    • Attend meetings with the company team, vendors and suppliers
    • Controlling the procurement budget and promoting a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
    • Implement the IT system that track purchase orders, invoices and budget (Wisebuy), in cooperation with parent company Farfetch; manage business as usual and continuous improvements when system is implemented
    • Manage relationships with Brokers and negotiation of scope of coverages and Insurance rates


WHO YOU ARE

    • Master's degree in business administration
    • Extensive experience working in the procurement department in a fashion/luxury company
    • Experience using supply chain management software and tools, including Wise Buy and Microsoft Dynamics.
    • In-depth knowledge of contracts review, invoicing, and negotiation terms.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access).
    • Deep knowledge of the industry and market conditions
    • Strong understanding of procurement and negotiation techniques
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in english and italian
    • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills


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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