Sourcing Coordinator - Menswear

London, United Kingdom
30 Nov 2021
19 Jan 2022

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.


The sourcing coordinator manages the seasonal placement and follow-through of finished goods for a particular category(ies), in a manner congruent with the supply chain objectives: delivering quality product, on time and at the right price.


• Advise vendors of seasonal buying/production calendar, unit plans & negotiate minimums as applicable, working with Managers for guidance on setting objectives for the season and negotiating any challenges
• Manage communication with manufacturers on raw material call-offs & receipts, ensuring production needs are met in accordance with calendar and delivery schedule.
• Manage seasonal product pass-off to local sourcing office, as needed.
• Update PLM with vendor costs.
• Liaise with product development for updated BOM information as needed.
• Liaise with Customer Operations for timely receipt of orders and advise Customer Service when orders are retimed.
• Study pre-buy vs. actual & work with raw materials team to identify shortfalls across division
• Prepare updates for weekly production meetings.
• Partner with manager to finalize prices & margin, providing seasonal price analyses across vendors and product categories.
• Participate in vendor performance analysis each season.
• Partner with product dev. and technical team each season on fit approval dates required by production calendar & ensure compliance
• Partner with quality assurance to resolve quality issues as needed.
• Communicate best working practises, changes to existing practises or key seasonal information, to vendors.
• Work alongside other sourcing coordinators to ensure standard processes across teams/divisions.
• Manage buying/delivery deadlines, ensuring adherence to Time & Action calendar
• Manage team efficiency through monitoring workload & prioritisation.
• Partner with manager on seasonal counter-sourcing needs such as vendors, pricing, raw materials etc.
• Manage, train and develop Sourcing Assistant as and when required and as requested by the Sourcing Manager. #L1-CA1


• Proven experience in previous production/manufacturing managerial roles
• SAP/PLM is desirable
• Strong costing & negotiation skills.
• Highly proficient in MS Office applications.
• Familiar with & proficient in retail math.
• Excellent verbal/written communication & time management skills.
• Ability to develop strong relationships with peers and cross-functional business partners.
• Detail-oriented with strong follow-through.
• Willingness to travel if required.
• Organized, efficient, self-motivated, solution- oriented individual.
• Works well as both team leader & team member.
• Ability to react to change.


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || London || SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS || SOURCING MENSWEAR || n/a ||

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