Senior Manager, Commercial Procurement
- London, United Kingdom
- Closing date
- 10 Jan 2023
- Senior Manager
At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.
We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.
Occupying a position within the Commercial Procurement team this role is responsible for partnering and leading procurement strategy across a variety of Marketing sub categories to deliver optimum commercial outcomes and deliver directly to Burberry's P&L. The Commercial Procurement team have a global remit working across the central corporate function and locally with individual regions.
This role will support the both strategic projects and day to day activities across Indirect Categories and work with a range of stakeholders across our offices in Leeds and London. The primary responsibility of the role will be to identify and drive savings opportunities across a variety of indirect categories, partnering with the business to deliver projects and cost savings in line with agreed targets.
- Category management for Indirect goods and services , and to provide support as required across various business functions
- Potential line management and development support for Category Managers and Sourcing Specialists
- Delivering commercial savings and driving value from key strategic suppliers across Indirect categories
- Managing Stakeholders (Business Partnering)
- Member of Procurement Leadership Team
- Commercial and sourcing consultancy to empower the business
- Development and implementation of procurement strategies
- Work with Legal and Info-Sec to ensure quality contracts are in place with credible suppliers
- Provide regular reporting on savings, projects and supplier performance
- Take an active role in lifting the activities of the procurement team to World Class Excellence level
- Participate in ad-hoc projects to support Burberry growth providing expertise procurement input for Marketing based initiatives
- Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of Procurement processes and supporting implementation of agreed changes
- Extensive operational and commercial experience in the field of indirect procurement, as broadly as possible
- Experience of forming and managing effective Stakeholder and Supplier relationships.
- Highly commercial and numerate
- Great customer facing skills
- Line Management experience
- Ability to deliver tangible results whilst working in a challenging and ever changing environment
- Ability to face and resolve multiple issues in a collaborative manner
- Good Excel /analytical and presentation skills
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to flex between highly strategic thinking and 'getting the job done'
- Collaborative, pragmatically minded individual that brings others with them on a journey of cultural change
- Self-motivated, high energy level, and a positive attitude
- Comfortable working in a flexible environment, comfortable with ambiguity
- Strong negotiator, demonstrated resilience and ability to respectfully challenge while maintaining balance and warmth of professional relationships
- Flexible, prepared to get into the detail, as well as see the big picture
- Comfortable taking decisive action in a busy environment
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 || FINANCE & OPERATIONS || NO DEPARTMENT - FAT9024 || n/a ||
Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons of the trench coat, trademark check and Prorsum knight, ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations.
At Burberry, every individual, every team and every function, shares an incredible passion for the brand and is guided by a ‘brand-first’ mind-set. Decisions are evaluated through the lens of the long-term health and vitality of the Burberry brand.
Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company. Inspired by three Core Values - Protect, Explore, Inspire - rooted in the brand’s heritage and continually informing its guiding principles, Burberry leverages its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward.
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