Raw Materials Procurement Assistant - Soft Apparel & Tailoring

London, United Kingdom
04 Oct 2021
17 Nov 2021

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


Assist the effective & efficient management of Textile and Leather Raw Materials across the RTW Supply Chain (within the Soft Apparel & Tailoring Product Category) helping and supporting the achievement of functional quality standards, through a solid and competent supplier base, strategically sounds relationships and sounds technical knowledge. Contribute in supporting strategic thinking through a matrix approach, optimising efficiencies in ordering, cost negotiation, RM stock management and on time delivery.


Procurement & Supplier Management
  • Support the procurement strategy & approach with the commitment of all relevant internal stakeholder is developed in partnership with the Senior Management within the Soft Apparel & Tailoring Product Category across all divisions (MW, WW and CHW)
  • Partner with the business and maintain continuous dialogue to understand ongoing business needs & future aspirations
  • Develop, maintain and evolve a robust supplier matrix
  • Build & establish collaborative partnerships with key suppliers, including timely 2 way communications, feedback on performance, risk mitigation
  • Assist in the end to end management activities of the supplier base (including selecting & on boarding, negotiation, matrix & risk management, capacity management, performance & exit)
  • Participate actively in the negotiation of cost, lead time and minimums of RMs
  • Build cost sheet break down for RMs focusing particularly on core or strategic RMS
  • Map and manage supply chain for core or strategic RMs/Suppliers
  • Contribute and support sustainable materials and manufacturing
  • Build and maintain strategic industry links
  • Follow commodity markets and anticipate business impact
  • Track supplier performance in line with KPIs set
  • Contribute to elevate technical knowledge and competency

Feedback & Reporting
  • Review supplier performance management feedback & agree appropriate response mechanism
  • Report on KPIs
  • Ensure effective use of systems and maintenance & accuracy of data


  • Knowledge of luxury industry
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong soft / inter- personal skills
  • Technical degree in textile or textile related studies
  • Negotiation skills
  • Italian or Simplified Chinese spoken fluently
  • Advanced level of Excel

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