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Bespoke & MTO Sourcing Manager

Employer
Ermenegildo Zegna Group
Location
Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Closing date
12 May 2024

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Function
Marketing
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

At Ermenegildo Zegna the talents and passion of our people are the pillars of our success. Which is why we're looking for a Bespoke & MTO Sourcing Manager in Milan to contribute to our proud legacy and help shape our vibrant future.

WHAT MAKES YOU, MAKES ZEGNA
The legacy of Zegna would not exist if it weren't for the unique skills of every person on our team; the makers, masters, designers and doers. Everyone contributes.

BASIC PURPOSE OF THE JOB
In collaboration with the Bespoke & MTO Operations Director and in consistency with the quality standards defined by the company's Top Management, you ensure support in identifying and managing suppliers of highly sophisticated processing techniques and/or finished products.

WHAT MAKES UP YOUR DAY
Step into a hands-on, minds-on work environment where every challenge and opportunity helps you realize your full potential.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL BE IN CHARGE OF:
• Research, evaluate and validate finished product suppliers ensuring production expertise, timelines, and required quality levels are met;
• In collaboration with the Bespoke & MTO Operations Director, negotiate final prices directly with identified suppliers to ensure the profit margins defined by Top Management;
• Supervise and coordinate the entire external production cycle, liaising with colleagues of the Back Office function on production progress and delivery timelines of the finished garment: to be responsible for the entire product lifecycle, from development to warehouse delivery;
• Ensure transparent supplier management in line with the Zegna ethical code and current regulations;
• To be responsible for managing the relationship with suppliers and ensuring compliance with commitments undertaken by suppliers;
• Draft contracts in collaboration with Legal and Procurement offices, ensuring their proper implementation with suppliers;
• Ensure constant updates to internal and external functions within the Bespoke & MTO area regarding deliveries progress and suppliers performances;
• interface with IT and Finance functions for the proper implementation of operational methodologies related to the document management of suppliers;
• Ensure, in collaboration with relevant company functions, that selected suppliers adhere to the Zegna Group Ethical Code and current regulations concerning health, safety, and labor, conducting all required checks during the supplier acquisition process.

WHAT MAKES YOU, MAKES OUR TEAM
When you join Zegna, you join a team, working together to shape the future of our company. For this role, we're looking for someone with:
  • Solid understanding of the business context, proven experience in companies operating in the ultra-luxury fashion sector;
  • Knowledge of product development phase, precious raw materials (vicuna, alligator, cashmere), manufacturing processes, and treatments, specifically related to luxury clothing and accessories for all product types (casualwear, knitwear, outerwear);
  • Business context analysis and corporate strategy implementation skills;
  • Business integrity and alignment with corporate values;
  • Strong decision-making abilities;
  • Complex negotiation techniques;
  • High stress management capabilities;
  • Years of experience in a similar role (ultra-luxury craftsmanship context) within companies in the clothing industry.
WHAT MAKES YOU, MAKES OUR LEGACY
Ermenegildo Zegna Group is founded on a proud history of craftsmanship and quality dating back to 1910, with a vision to ethically create the world's finest textiles. Zegna has since expanded to ready-to-wear, becoming one of Italy's most successful family companies and a global luxury lifestyle brand.
Through our vertically-integrated, sheep to shop approach, we strive to create exceptional products without compromising on quality of life for future generations. With over 500 stores and 6,500 employees worldwide, our success is inspired by our founder's pioneering spirit and shaped by the expertise and integrity of every individual at Zegna.

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