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Raw Materials Coordinator (Knitwear)

Employer
Burberry
Location
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
24 May 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

This position will concretely support the Knitwear development processes and the yarn archive building, in order to support the Product Developers launch and the exclusive developments with suppliers. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Yarn Raw material management
  • Partnering closely with Design and PD teams to understand and develop seasonal yarn requests
  • Research and develop sustainable yarn options for production
  • Work closely with the mills in supporting the vendors to order and lab dip yarns
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with yarn mills
  • Technical understanding of Yarn characteristics / count / fibre
  • Management of left over sampling yarns/stock
  • Maintain yarn bibles with all relevant information
  • Attend yarn fairs (Pitti) to research new yarns and maintain relationships with Mills and agents


PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Proven experience in similar role and/or similar brand
  • Understanding of development processes, collection building and seasonal dates
  • Technical understanding of Knitwear and Yarns  
  • Knowledge and strong connections with Yarn mills
  • Yarn negotiation skills for sampling and production
  • Excel essential and Indesign skills preferable
  • Italian speaking is mandatory
  • Process and systems knowledge and experience -  PLM and SAP. 
  • Solution orientated: problem solver, flexible and adaptable, resilient 
  • Strong communication and partnership skills: relationship cultivator- negotiator, influencer and collaborator internally and externally
  • Ability to work in a high paced environment 
  • Attention to detail and business acumen 


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 || PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT || NO DEPARTMENT - FPT9024 || n/a ||

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