Director, Procurement and Internal Control

  • Company: Christian Dior Inc.
  • Country / Region : United States
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Supply Chain
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: CDC04264
  • Date of publication: 2021.02.11



1/ Ensure the internal control environment of the company is in line with LVMH Group Internal Control Framework ("ICF"): key controls, policies and procedures, guidelines, best practices, compliance, fraud prevention.

2/ Undertake operational audits and process reviews to ensure the quality and compliance of Internal Control and risk management.

2/ Create the procurement strategy for Christian Dior Couture Americas.

3/ Manage ad hoc transversal projects in Christian Dior Couture organization.

4/ Ensure that Christian Dior Couture corporate procedures are communicated, consistent, effective and monitored.



Internal Control

  • Oversee the internal control environment of the company
  • Document or update financial & internal business controls procedures, compliance policy ensuring alignment with guidelines from the Maison
  • Follow-up internal control improvement and remediation plans
  • Assess and document on a yearly basis the level of Internal Control of the entity using the internal tools
  • Prepare training material for new and existing employees on concepts related to risks and controls
  • In collaboration with the Retail Performance team, develop the operational audit plan, follow-up to drive execution with Store Operations, monitor risk areas and define remediation actions

Risk Management

  • Roll-out, using global framework, the ERP (Emergency Response Plan) and BCP (Business Continuity Plan) for the two entities
  • Re-assess annually the major risks identified for the company, follow-up remediation plan and update the risk matrix accordingly
  • Work with Asset Protection and Human Resources to follow-up on identified fraud issues and implement remediation actions at store level
    • Coordination of loss prevention investigations and follow-up


  • Create the procurement strategy for Christian Dior Couture, Americas on the following scope:
    • Retail Expenses
    • General Expenses
    • Events & Seminars
    • Marketing & Communication (agencies, printing, ...)
    • Visual Merchandising (podiums, HPP, local POSM, ...)
    • HR (temporary work, training, ...)
  • Gather requirements from key department partners, work with teams to build Request for Price as needed
  • Conduit for vendor negotiation, selection, and contract confirmation
  • Utilize LVMH network for collaboration opportunities with new and existing vendors
  • Define precise cost optimization goals by category and develop suppliers mapping on key segments
  • Make value analysis studies on specific projects
  • Communicate on purchasing performances on a regular basis to the Management Committee
  • Ensure Christian Dior Couture Americas procurement strategy and processes are compliant with the Maison ethical requirements and purchasing procedures.


  • Master Degree or MBA in Finance
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a Big 4 with an internal audit/ risk management role. Corporate experience in an international group would be a plus.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Driven for excellence and result
  • Good exposure to digital transformation challenges and issues is a big plus.
  • Solid knowledge of business processes, risk management, and information systems (POS, CRM, ERP, etc.)
  • Ability to detect organizational and process weaknesses and assess risks ;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with strong ability to partner in cross functional environment
  • Ability to interact with business owners regardless of hierarchy
  • Positive, dynamic mindset and team spirit
  • Highest level of integrity and trust is a must
  • Logical thinking, fast learner, focused and action driven
  • Fluent in English, and a second language (French) is a plus

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