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Sourcing Coordinator (maternity cover)

Employer
Burberry
Location
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
9 May 2024

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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

Burberry is looking for an experienced Sourcing Coordinator to join our Womenswear team. In this position, you will manage 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.


PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Demonstrated experience in previous production or manufacturing roles.
  • Proficient in costing and negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability to develop strong relationships with peers and cross-functional business partners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for clear and effective interaction.
  • Highly organized with efficient time management abilities.
  • Self-motivated with a problem-solving mindset, capable of adapting to changes swiftly.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to thorough follow-up on tasks.
  • Team player mindset, fostering collaboration and synergy within teams.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, with a solid understanding of retail math.
  • Familiarity with SAP/PLM systems is desirable.
  • Willingness to travel if required.
  • Knowledge of foreign languages is not mandatory but considered advantageous.


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 || London || SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS || SOURCING WOMENSWEAR || n/a ||

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