Skip to main content

This job has expired

Raw Materials Sampling Coordinator

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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.


Coordinate the effective and efficient management of Raw Materials across the RTW Sampling procurement process, achieving and exceeding functional quality standards, through a strong and competent supplier base, strategically sounds relationships and sounds technical knowledge. Contribute in optimising efficiencies in ordering, cost negotiation, RM stock management and on time delivery.

The role covers the management of the inbound/outbound of sampling Raw Materials to and from warehouse, as well as issuing PO and invoices, declaring seasonal sampling leftover. This role is also responsible to create Raw Materials codes in FlexPLM, update Raw Materials details, onboarding new suppliers and adding/maintaining Raw Materials sustainable attributes.


  • Procurement & Supplier Management:
    • Ensure all suppliers are on time with shipments, managing team to monitor deliveries to ensure they arrive on time
    • Overall view of PO management for sample orders - organising and recording all invoices
    • Ensure the effective execution of sampling Raw Materials activities in line with the critical path
    • Manage the inbound/outbound of sampling materials from the third part warehouse and issue POs and invoices
    • Organising, filing and archiving samples, swatches and raw materials
    • Responsible for ensuring team have accurate data on internal files & systems (PLM) inc. product set up.
    • Onboarding new suppliers, managing and checking the Raw Materials sustainable credentials in the system
    • Partner with the Raw Material Development team and maintain continuous dialogue to understand ongoing business needs and future aspirations
    • Develop, maintain and evolve a robust supplier matrix
    • Build and establish collaborative partnerships with key suppliers, including timely 2 way communications and risk mitigation
    • Assist in the end to end management activities of the supplier base (including selecting & on boarding, negotiation, matrix and risk management, capacity management, performance and exit)
    • Participate actively in the negotiation of cost, lead time and minimums of Raw Materials
    • Contribute and support sustainable materials and data accuracy
    • Track supplier performance in line with KPIs set
    • Contribute to elevate technical knowledge and competency
  • Feedback & Reporting
    • Review supplier performance management feedback and agree appropriate response mechanism
    • Report on KPIs


  • Textile Engineering education or equivalent
  • Proven experience in Textile
  • Knowledge of luxury industry
  • Systems Management knowledge and skills: Microsoft Office, Flex PLM, pre-order management tool
  • Strong influencing/negotiation skills
  • Strong industry knowledge
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong soft / inter- personal skills


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 || PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT || NO DEPARTMENT - FPT9016 || n/a ||


Learn more about this company

Visit this company’s hub to learn about their values, culture, and latest jobs.

Visit employer hub

Learn more about this company

Visit this company’s hub to learn about their values, culture, and latest jobs.

Visit employer hub

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert