Logistics and Purchasing Manager

  • Company: Louis Vuitton US Manufacturing
  • Country / Region : United States
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Supply Chain
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: LVM12237
  • Date of publication: 2021.03.17


Louis Vuitton is seeking a highly analytical and team oriented Logistics & Purchasing Manager, preferably with previous experience in a high-quality manufacturing environment to be a part of our amazing "atelier" in San Dimas, CA.

As a Logistics & Purchasing Manager, you will have an opportunity to work with a creative and dynamic team, ensuring the procurement of raw materials and components from domestic and international suppliers to meet our production plan.  By striving to continuously improve the manufacturing of our products and new developments you will be contributing to the quality and craftsmanship found within our "atelier" and providing luxury goods to our clients.

This is an opportunity for those who thrive in a fast-paced and rewarding environment.  With a teamwork spirit and customer service mindset, you will provide daily support to our internal business units. We value forward thinking individuals who are eager to use their creativity and skill set in order to drive the continued success and strong heritage of the brand, ultimately delivering quality products on time to our clients. Ideally, we are seeking individuals with strong leadership skills and a Master's Degree in Supply Chain and APICS certification. If you strive for excellence and possess an entrepreneurial spirit, you will appreciate our dynamic collaborative team environment!


Management and Leadership Skills

  • Team supervision: management and development
  • Define and implement the best team organization to ensure success in the operations with planning
  • Interface with LT members for Logistics and Purchasing
  • Participate in different routines of the workshop (production meetings, level of stock follow-up, etc.)
  • Being an active member of the Louis Vuitton Purchasing community
  • Identify best practices from LV sister facilities (Europe/USA)


Logistics Monitoring

  • Monitor and control all the inbound flows in collaboration with the Warehouse Manager
  • Support Warehouse operations such as Destruction and Transportation Reception schedule.
  • Support negotiations and Central organization with 3rd Party Logistics (3PLs)
  • Define a complete invoice tracking management process for our 3PLs
  • Define key metrics to measure 3PLs performance
  • Implement 3PL transportation dashboards (e.g. lead time, cost, Estimated Time of Delivery and  On Time Deliveries)


Purchasing and Supply Chain Coordination

  • Track and report key functional metrics (shortages, inventory coverage, cost of the obsolescence)
  • Lead total inventory levels to ensure well-balanced global stock coverage
  • Redefine Supply Chain and Purchasing SOPs in partnership with main partners (production, planning, and finance)
  • Collaborate strongly with Finance to monitor overstock situation + depreciation management
  • Define inventory targets of raw material and components based on the production plan and supplier performance; and monitors the volume of orders placed in accordance with inventory targets
  • Follow supplier performance with a Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) approach

Additional information


  • Master's Degree in Supply Chain, Manufacturing or Engineering
  • 5-7 years relevant experience in Logistics, Purchasing or Supply Chain environment
  • APICS Certification in Supply Chain is preferred
  • Excellent understanding of ERP and MRP systems
  • Strong management and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time
  • Excellent organization, analytical, and detail orientation skills are required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including team building, meeting facilitation, and collaborative problem solving/ decision making
  • French and/or Spanish language proficiency is a plus
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly in Excel)
  • Ability to travel domestically/internationally, including commute between local sites
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results oriented, and continually changing environment

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