Procurement Sourcing Administrator

Department:  COO
City:  Leeds
Location:  GB

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.


Fixed Term Contract - Maternity Cover

The overall purpose for this role is to support the delivery of key procurement processes to Burberry and the functioning of the Commercial Procurement team. 

This role will report into the Senior Manager, Commercial Procurement.


 There are a number of responsibilities within the Sourcing Administrator role, which are outlined below:

Support the business in the onboarding of new suppliers for Burberry globally, including:

  • Due diligence activities for new suppliers
  • Liaising with the business to ensure that they are familiar with and understand their role in the process
  • Supporting with any supplier-related queries as they may arise
  • This is a new process for Burberry and we will be relying upon the insights the Sourcing Administrator can provide on this process to ensure continuous improvement and an approach that best supports Burberry’s requirements and internal customer satisfaction.
  • Supporting the team in responding to internal procurement-related queries. Over time, ensuring that the team are meeting their internal business KPIs and supporting on the internal reporting thereof.
  • Managing the contract database, including contract signature with suppliers and Burberry stakeholders, archiving and system alerts within Ariba. Upon request, support Category Management with contract lifecycle management for key suppliers using key data sets from within Ariba.
  • Support category planning processes, including assisting Category Management with procurement activity planning and project delivery for the year ahead. Assisting the team with key supplier plans.
  • Support the set-up of sourcing activities and where required, support Category Management in summarising final recommendations to the business.
  • Relevant experience in either core customer service or procurement operations.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to inspire trust and confidence.
  • A real problem solver with a completer/finisher mindset. This is a great development opportunity for someone looking to really kick-start their career in procurement. The Sourcing Administrator will be a custodian of departmental processes and values and will interface with much of the business.