Job Description

INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.

JOB PURPOSE

To Develop, Manage and evolve effective & efficient procurement Strategies for Hardware and Trim achieving and exceeding functional quality standards, through a strong and competent supplier base and strategically sound relationships. Responsible for optimising efficiencies in Supply, RM stock management and on time delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Procurement & Supplier Management

  • Develop, in partnership with the Senior Management, robust supplier strategies and procurement approaches
  • Partner with the business and maintain continuous dialogue to understand on-going business needs & future aspirations
  • Build & establish collaborative partnerships with suppliers, including timely 2 way communications, feedback on performance, risk mitigation
  • Build strong interpersonal relationships with the key business partners to benefit business growth
  • Own the end to end management activities of the supplier base (including but not limited to selection participation, on boarding, negotiation, matrix & risk management, capacity management, performance, score-card & exit )
  • Track commodity price fluctuations in response to market trends to support RM commodity hedging where relevant
  • Ensure the effective execution of RM activities in line with the procurement critical path and drive selection
  • Effectively manage team, identifying training needs and coaching and developing them to maximise ability and competence
  • Manage & monitor budget provisioning activity in line with hindsight analytics & procurement strategy

Execute

  • Ensure supplier base maximises quality, cost and efficiency benefits
  • Anticipate seasonal procurement or supply issues and expedite solutions
  • Ensure good visibility of all round supplier performance
  • Partner with business to support excess RM utilisation

Feedback & Reporting

  • Review supplier performance management feedback & agree appropriate response mechanism
  • Ensure effective use of systems and maintenance & accuracy
  • Provide recommendation on excess management (destruct, donate, sell)
  • of data

Decisions

  • Consolidation of needs
  • Cost negotiation
  • Placement of RM/Trim with preferred suppliers
  • Excess management

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Degree in Materials Technology /Engineering or equivalent
  • Negotiation skills
  • Fluent in Italian
  • Advanced level of Excel
  • Strong experience working within Hardware/Trims
  • Knowledge of luxury industry
  • Experience of team management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong soft / inter- personal skills

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