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Procurement Specialist

Employer
Burberry
Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Closing date
26 Mar 2024

Job Details

INTRODUCTION

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

In this role, you will primarily manage the supply and demand of the business, with a focus on new product development and timely sample delivery according to seasonal calendars. Operating from the UK manufacturing facility, you will ensure procurement and delivery of raw materials within agreed timescales, liaise with internal and external stakeholders, and oversee inventory management.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Procuring raw materials and managing suppliers.
  • Stakeholder engagement to ensure smooth operations.
  • Negotiating optimal lead times and exploring logistics options.
  • Sourcing suitable suppliers and obtaining critical product information.
  • Managing orders, progress updates, and critical path milestones.
  • Implementing pricing strategies and conducting negotiations.
  • Overseeing supplier relationship management and ensuring compliance.
  • Managing risks and escalation procedures.
  • Providing input on seasonal fashion styles and volume projections.
  • Coordinating sample orders and status reporting.
  • Monitoring and optimising inventory levels.
  • Streamlining buying processes and enhancing reporting efficiency.
  • Executing strategic directives from the Senior Procurement and Planning Manager.


PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Proficient in advanced Excel functions, demonstrating the ability to manipulate data.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, enabling effective collaboration.
  • Strong organisational abilities.
  • Experienced in SAP software, with a comprehensive understanding of its functionalities.
  • Fluent in Italian.
  • Proven track record in procurement.
  • Skilled multitasker, capable of managing multiple responsibilities.


FOOTER

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 || INTERNAL MANUFACTURING || CASTLEFORD || n/a ||

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