Sourcing Specialist

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
27 Dec 2023

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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 supporting within a Commercial Procurement Category Team, such as Architecture, IT, Marketing and Supply Chain 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.

Supporting a Senior Category Manager, this role will support both strategic projects and day to day activities across the Category and work with a range of stakeholders across our offices in Leeds and London.


  • Category Management support and potential ownership of a Sub Category
  • Manage RFIs, RFPs, Invoicing & New Supplier set up including Due Diligence
  • Engaging and managing stakeholders and suppliers
  • 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
  • Support/manage commercial issues relating to suppliers
  • Provide Procurement best practice advice to internal customers
  • Tae an active role in lifting the activities of the procurement team to World Class Excellence level


  • Operational and commercial experience
  • Experience of working with Stakeholders and external suppliers
  • Great customer facing skills
  • 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 skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Collaborative and considerate
  • Self-motivated, high energy level, and a positive attitude
  • Comfortable working in a flexible environment
  • Flexible, prepared to get into the detail, as well as see the big picture


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 ||


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