Sourcing Coordinator

Department:  SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS
City:  Hong Kong S.A.R
Location:  HK

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

The Sourcing Coordinator manages the seasonal placement and follow-through of finished goods for RTW, in a manner congruent with the supply chain objectives : on time delivery at the right price, quality elevation, environmental, social and governance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Delivers vendor on-boarding and development as needed through introducing and ensuring   Burberry process and ways of working.
  • Raise POs, manage POs and regularly maintain & update SAP data & ex-factory dates
  • Send buying summaries to vendors; order and manage swing tickets; resolve issues regarding composition labels.
  • Manage blocked invoices, request credit notes from vendors where necessary and advise London of what needs to be unblocked.
  • Maintain costs in SAP after PO has been created and update POs.
  • Supervise issuing of Buying summary and PO's based on critical path requirements as agreed with Sourcing Managers and prepare the OTD by floorset reports
  • Assist London sourcing team with minimum, price, lead time, fabric & trims bookings where necessary.

  • Review buy summary, re-confirm delivery, price, quantity and COO with vendors and London.
  • Follow up with vendors on fabric and trims bookings and calling off.
  • Follow up on lab test report and quality control of products; manage fabric and product testing failures with QA and inform London sourcing during production
  • Send weekly delivery update/Production Planner to London sourcing teams.
  • Approval on bulk shell fabric and trims as needed.
  • Diagnose Production problems and works with vendors to present alternatives with technical advice to Manager and London.
  • Ensure vendors send out packing list timely to get inbound.
  • Follow-up on inbound issuance and ship mode; follow up on any shipping issues.
  • Follow up on vendor payments if necessary.
  • Work with Planning for raw material projections for pre-buys if necessary.
  • Work with Vendor on FOB Time and Action Calendar for raw material pre-buys if necessary.
  • Prepare OTD reports
  • This role will involve frequent travel to factories.

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Excel/Word/Powerpoint
  • SAP/PLM is desirable
  • Foreign languages (English and Mandarin) would be an asset
  • Organized, efficient, self-motivated, solution-oriented individual
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and time management skills
  • Ability to react to change

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

1/ Maintain On-Time Delivery Performance of Vendors and Suppliers

2/ Vendor Management

3/ Responsibility, Social & Environmental (Ethical Trade and Chemical Requirement)

4/ Digitization

5/ Quality Excellence

6/ Cost Efficiency

7/ Purpose and Value Alignment

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

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