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Raw Material Procurement Assistant - Soft Apparel & Tailoring

City:  Milan
Location:  GB


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. 


Assist the effective & efficient management of Textile and Leather Raw Materials across the RTW Supply Chain (within the Soft Apparel & Tailoring Product Category) helping and supporting the achievement of functional quality standards, through a solid and competent supplier base, strategically sounds relationships and sounds technical knowledge. Contribute in supporting strategic thinking through a matrix approach, optimising efficiencies in ordering, cost negotiation, RM stock management and on time delivery.


  • Procurement & Supplier Management
    • Support the procurement strategy & approach with the commitment of all relevant internal stakeholder is developed in partnership with the Senior Management within the Soft Apparel & Tailoring Product Category across all divisions (MW, WW and CHW)
    • Partner with the business and maintain continuous dialogue to understand ongoing business needs & future aspirations
    • Develop, maintain and evolve a robust supplier matrix
    • Build & establish collaborative partnerships with key suppliers, including timely 2 way communications, feedback on performance, risk mitigation
    • Assist in the end to end management activities of the supplier base (including selecting & on boarding, negotiation, matrix & risk management, capacity management, performance & exit)
    • Participate actively in the negotiation of cost, lead time and minimums of RMs 
    • Build cost sheet break down for RMs focusing particularly on core or strategic RMS
    • Map and manage supply chain for core or strategic RMs/Suppliers
    • Contribute and support sustainable materials and manufacturing
    • Build and maintain strategic industry links 
    • Follow commodity markets and anticipate business impact
    • Track supplier performance in line with KPIs set
    • Contribute to elevate technical knowledge and competency
  • Feedback & Reporting
    • Review supplier performance management feedback & agree appropriate response mechanism
    • Report on KPIs 
    • Ensure effective use of systems and maintenance & accuracy of data


  • Proven experience in Textile 
  • Technical degree in textile or textile related studies
  • Negotiation skills
  • English or Simplified Chinese spoken fluently
  • Advanced level of Excel   
  • Knowledge of luxury industry
  • 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: Italy || Not Applicable || Milan || SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS || RAW MATERIALS MANAGEMENT -RTW || n/a ||

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