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Commercial Operations Administrator

Employer
Burberry
Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Function
Finance
Level
Manager
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Job Details



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.

JOB PURPOSE

The overall purpose for this role is management and delivery of key procurement processes supporting the Commercial Procurement team. The role will work closely with all members of the commercial procurement function including our regional based colleagues, as well as our other colleagues in procurement operations, legal and finance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Support the business in the onboarding of all new global suppliers for Burberry, including:
  • Due diligence activities for new suppliers
  • Liaising with the business to ensure that they are familiar with and understand their role in the process
  • Supporting with any supplier-related queries as they may arise
  • Actively seeking opportunities to continuously improve existing process, including suggestions for system enhancements

• Supporting the team in responding to internal procurement-related queries. Over time, ensuring that the team are meeting their internal business KPIs and supporting on the internal reporting thereof.
• Managing the contract database, including contract signature with suppliers and Burberry stakeholders, and archiving and system alerts within Ariba. Upon request, support Category Management with contract lifecycle management for key suppliers using key data sets from within Ariba.
• Support category planning processes, including:
  • Assisting Category Management with procurement activity planning and project delivery for the year ahead
  • Assisting the team with key supplier plans

• Support the set up of sourcing activities and where required, support Category Management in summarising final recommendations to the business.
• Supporting the Commercial Procurement team with historic spend analysis and reporting
• Monitoring compliance to relevant policies as required.

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Great customer facing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • 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
  • Relevant experience in either core customer service, buying/procurement.
  • Experience working
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.
  • Experience of SAP Ariba and Adobesign or Docusign desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to inspire trust and confidence.
  • A real problem solver with a completer/finisher mindset. This is a great development opportunity for someone looking to really kick-start their career in procurement. The Sourcing Administrator will be a custodian of departmental processes and values and will interface with much of the business.




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 || Leeds || FINANCE & OPERATIONS || NO DEPARTMENT - FAT9024 || n/a ||

Company

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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