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Indirect Procurement Specialist job with Kering


Job Description

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, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “Empowering Imagination.”

Your opportunity

As Kering’s Indirect Procurement Specialist, you will be responsible for planning, execution and reporting of allocated procurement categories in Japan to deliver competitive advantage for Kering Japan brands and corporate through cost saving, process optimization and innovation. Potential role expected in this position is to help expand the function to South Korean market. More detailed duty and responsibilities will be defined in collaboration with Head of Indirect Procurement, APAC.

How you will contribute

  • Create value for all Kering brands in Japan through strategic indirect procurement projects
  • Collaborate locally with Kering brands’ stakeholders to establish strong relationships
  • Drive indirect procurement projects to ensure internal stakeholders’ satisfaction
  • Coordinate and take ownership of regional spends in indirect procurement projects
  • Manage quality and risks of service and goods being subscribed
  • Drive and enhance vendor performance through continuous optimization efforts
  • Be an indirect procurement expertise and advisor to Japan, APAC and global stakeholders
  • Lead, initiate and drive indirect procurement plans partnering with key stakeholders
  • Support local, regional and global stakeholders in realizing objectives and implementing functional strategies
  • Bring new mindset and share successful regional strategic indirect procurement experience from relevant industry
  • Promote indirect procurement guidelines and exchange of best practices professionally

Who you are

  • Bachelor or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience gained from multi-entity and/or cross functional environment in procurement/SCM field in Japanese market
  • Experience in planning, executing and managing both OPEX and CAPEX tenders complying with designated guidelines and rules
  • Experience working in a global organization
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Confidence and credibility with excellent communication and relationship management skills with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders
  • Written and verbal communication skills in English and Japanese. Korean will be a plus

Why work with us?

This is a fabulous opportunity to join the Kering adventure and to actively contribute to the development of the business by becoming part of a thriving Atelier in a global Luxury Group that offers endless possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.

Job Type

Start Date

Full time


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