Director of Procurement

NEW YORK, New York, United States
25 Aug 2022
25 Sep 2022
We are looking for an Americas Director of Procurement to conduct Indirect Procurement projects in the Americas to create value for both the Kering Group and each of our individual brands.

The Americas Director of Procurement will report to the Group Procurement Director based in Milan and will further boost the best ways to optimize procurement expenses. The successful candidate will be able to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals, and find more profitable suppliers.

Job Description

KERING Director of Procurement

Job Family: Procurement

Job Title: Director of Procurement

Location: New York, New York

A global luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo as well as Kering Eyewear. Kering has a dynamic and diverse workforce of 35,000 employees worldwide and delivered a revenue of €13.7 billion in 2018 - making the Group a leading player in the luxury industry.

We capture our beliefs in our signature Empowering Imagination. This means providing steadfast support to our Houses while entrusting their creative direction to unique and astonishing individuals; encouraging innovation and nurturing talent; and consistently raising the bar to improve social and environmental standards in our industry.

A shared culture and sense of purpose fuse our Houses. Together we are building a passionate and responsible luxury Group that strives to be a force for positive change.

  • Manage a team of two
  • Ability to think strategically but willing to act tactically
  • Grow the team's seniority
  • Manage the expectation of stakeholders and develop trust towards the procurement team
  • Manage procurement processes for the different categories (store operations & facilities, and may also include IT, store planning, construction, logistics, professional services, marketing & com, and others)
  • Control spend and further build a culture of long-term optimization on procurement costs
  • Examine existing contracts
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Drive innovation, sustainability, and process improvement with suppliers
  • Develop best practices and benchmarks throughout the brands by continuous involvement of the stakeholders
  • Grow strong internal relationships with key stakeholders to understand business needs and ensure proper internal communication about Procurement actions and achievements

  • Great relationship management
  • Strong negotiation and networking skills
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Entrepreneurial motivation
  • MS office skills - advanced in excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluent in English - Spanish, Italian or French is a plus
  • At least 10+ years of experience in indirect procurement, preferably in a multinational company
  • Bachelor or equivalent degree in Business

Job Type

Start Date

Full time

Kering Americas Inc.