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Director, Supply Chain
Van Cleef & Arpels
New York
Luxury Watches and Jewelry
Full time
Posted 4 weeks ago
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Market: NY - New York
Industry Segment: Luxury Watches and Jewelry
Category: Supply Chain and Logistics
Seniority: Director
Job Type: Full time

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Job Description

Role Overview

Lead and develop a team of Planning & Merchandising Operations professionals in a high-volume, fast-paced environment. Support international and local strategy by defining clear departmental action plans short & mid-term. Build strong professional relationships with key corporate and retail contributors.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the Planning & Merchandising Operations teams; Coach toward desired results and support individual development plans by providing regular feedback
  • Assist in the creation, refinement, and presentation of departmental strategy, short and mid-term. Promote and lead an environment of continuous improvement, prioritizing development initiatives and projects as needed. Ensure execution and achievement of annual targets and objectives.
  • Closely oversee the planning & stock maintenance of jewelry, watches & sales-necessary materials. Supervise monthly sales forecasts and advocate regularly for local priorities and support. Develop and maintain strong relationships with key Swiss counterparts.
  • Provide service & support to commercial teams by ensuring the appropriate allocation and inventory positioning. Coordinate with corporate marketing & retail management to define strategies for the network; Maintain the highest rate of representativity possible.
  • Contribute to the definition of annual budgets and collaborate on quarterly and monthly sales estimates based on valuated unit sales forecasts; Assess and communicate risks and opportunities regarding the supply of watches & jewelry to the Americas.
  • Lead the preparation and monthly presentation of key supply chain topics to the Executive Committee. Ensure timely update and distribution of all reporting and dashboards and manage ad hoc projects as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum five years’ experience working in luxury supply chain, jewelry & watch industries preferred, Minimum three years’ experience managing a team
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience in a high volume, fast-paced environment
  • Luxury retail boutique experience a major plus
  • Very strong aptitude to work with large figures
  • Ability to remain agile and to manage shifting priorities
  • Understanding of a supply chain, upstream & downstream
  • Excellent organizational, written and spoken communication skills
  • Intermediate to expert skill level in MS Excel, Analysis and PowerPoint
  • A high-level of maturity and emotional intelligence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a service-oriented attitude
  • Fluency in French is a very strong plus

About Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels was born in Paris’ place Vendôme in 1906, following Alfred Van Cleef’s marriage to Estelle Arpels in 1895. For over a century, their names have graced some of the finest High Jewelry ever created. Over the years, the Maison has remained faithful to a highly distinctive style characterized by creativity, refinement, poetry and enchantment. Whether inspired by nature, couture or the imagination, its collections evoke a timeless world of harmony and beauty. Today, this heritage is perpetuated by all those who contribute to Van Cleef & Arpels’ excellence.

Director, Supply Chain
Van Cleef & Arpels
New York
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