Production & Vendor Management Coordinator

Department:  Supply Chain
City:  Florence
Location:  IT

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


Production & Vendor Management coordinator coordinates and manages actions and information to support production deliveries and vendors performance, in a manner congruent with the critical path, and goals of the division. 

  • Advise vendors of seasonal buying/production calendar, unit plans & negotiate minimums as applicable, working with Supply Planning for guidance on seasonal demand and forecast. 
  • Manage communication with vendors on raw material call-offs & receipts, ensuring production needs are met in accordance with critical path and delivery schedule. 
  • Contribute to new Vendors scouting and manage counter-sourcing  
  • Partner with product dev. each season to action sourcing needs based on product 
  • Report supply data into the system,  
  • Monitor on-time deliveries from vendors, troubleshooting with team & business partners as necessary 
  • Partner with Technical and quality teams to coordinate activities needed for critical path fulfilment.  
  • Participate in weekly cross-functional meetings 
  • Support global CR to ensure timely approval of vendors and alignment with global requirements. 
  • Ensure that data accuracy is maintained. 
  • Manage information on the appropriate systems, looking for process improvements in data and information management. 
  • Update PLM and SAP systems 
  • 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. 
  • Prepare updates for weekly production meetings. 
  • Participate in vendor performance analysis each season. 
  • Communicate best working practises, changes to existing practises or key seasonal information, to vendors. 
  • Manage, train and develop Sourcing Assistant as and when required and as requested by the Sourcing Manager. 
  • MsOffice, SAP/PLM is desirable 
  • Leather Goods Product knowledge; previous experience in production/manufacturing role. 
  • Excellent verbal/written communication & time management skills. 
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with peers and cross-functional business partners. 
  • Detail-oriented with strong follow-through. 
  • Organized, efficient, self-motivated, solution-oriented individual. 
  • Works well as both team leader & team member. 
  • Ability to react to change. 
  • Italian not mandatory but would be an asset