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Raw Materials Procurement Coordinator Trims

Department:  SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS
City:  London
Location:  GB

INTRODUCTION

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.

JOB PURPOSE

To effectively & efficiently coordinate the procurement of Trims & Hardware (across all product categories) achieving and exceeding financial goals & functional quality standards, through the creation and maintenance of sound supplier relationships. 

Participate in the negotiation, acquisition, planning & utilisation of Textiles, Leather Trims & Hardware whilst fulfilling cost & on time delivery targets 
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Procurement & Supplier Management

  • Build & establish collaborative partnerships with suppliers, ensuring effective procurement and query resolution, timely 2 way communications, feedback on performance, highlighting risk/opportunity mitigation/creation – in line with company policies
  • Implement the end to end workstream activities of the supplier base  (including on boarding, negotiation,  matrix & risk management,  capacity management, performance  & exit)
  • Monitor commodity price fluctuations & contribute to the analysis of the risk/opportunity 
  • Drive & execute the placement of Textile RM activities in line with the procurement critical path

Execute

  • Drive & execute the Trim & Hardware consolidation & placement across the supplier base for RTW
  • Optimise order management, capacity management and excess management
  • Issue suppliers with  vendor allocation and priority
  • Track & monitor timely Trims & Hardware procurement deliveries in line with allocation and priority
  • Anticipate procurement or supply issues and expedite
  • Ensure good visibility of procurement performance

Feedback & Reporting

  • Coordinate the seasonal/annual review of excess, establishing reasons & suggesting improvement areas for mitigating risk
  • Review supplier performance management feedback &  suggest appropriate response mechanism & action in accordance with guidance from Senior Manager
  • Action the excess management activity (destruct, donate, sell)
  • Responsible for driving the effective use of systems and maintenance & accuracy of data

Decisions

  • Negotiate lead times
  • Capacity booking negotiation
  • Maximising supplier capacity against business needs

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Technical degree in textile or textile related studies
  • Italian or Simplified Chinese spoken fluently
  • Advanced level of Excel
  • Relevant professional experience in Textile 
  • Knowledge of luxury industry
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong soft / inter- personal  skills
     


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