"My previous experiences have helped me a lot when it comes to my internal mobility. Knowing how the store works and its accounting procedures helps me fully grasp supply-related issues on a daily basis."
14 years with Printemps
"In-house mobility helped me reorient my career and became an assistant procurement officer before being appointed procurement officer"
"I started working for Printemps as a part-time salesman when I was still an accounting and management student. In 2005, I officially joined the group as an accountant. After seven years and two different positions in the Administrative and Financial Department, in 2015 I changed career paths and become an assistant procurement officer before being appointed procurement officer. My previous experiences have helped me a lot when it comes to career mobility. Knowing how the store works and its accounting procedures helps me fully grasp supply related issues on a daily basis and find the best solutions."
"As the person responsible for overseeing product flow, my job entails ensuring product availability and stock management for Printemps"
"After an early stint in the Beauty and Women’s market segments, I currently work on the Au Printemps Paris and Brummell brands. As they are developed internally, our support for these brands goes beyond what we usually provide. We work closely with the purchasing teams to establish budgets and decide together the quantities that need to be purchased.
I then ensure that the referencing is done properly and the products are delivered to the warehouse, then to the stores, and so on until the end of the products’ life (sales, other outflow channels, etc.). Every day, I am in contact with many internal actors (distribution centres, stores, accounting teams, purchasing teams, etc.) and I have to handle relations with more than 120 suppliers. On a yearly basis, this comes in at more than 700 orders—with more than 90% in Europe."
"Printemps summed up in one word—teamwork"
"It’s like one big house where we always put people first. Thanks to many formal and informal corporate events, we’ve formed tightly knit teams within the company.”
"What stands out for new employees who join us is how we systematically speak a sort of code. We’ve made it our own language. Every transaction has its very own name in SAP (the software we use to control flows and stocks) and each site is associated with a series of letters and numbers. Printemps Haussmann is M001. You just get used to it."
"My advice is to have the will to succeed and the means to get there""A procurement officer has to be comfortable with figures, but they also need the flexibility to adapt to business peaks. Team spirit and solidarity are also essential."