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Procurement Sourcing Administrator

Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted01 September 2017

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About Burberry

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.


Burberry is opening a brand new Shared Service Centre - Burberry Business Services, based in Leeds at their stunning new premises in the heart of the City Centre. This Centre of Excellence will be an extension of their Head Office in London and house core functions; HR, Finance, Procurement, Customer Services and I.T. helpdesk.


As Procurement Sourcing Administrator you will ensure that the procurement of all Non Stock products and services adheres to Burberry policy in a timely and efficient manner, deliver excellence in Procurement through timely and accurate service to the Category Manager and business stakeholders

  • Support Category Planning (incl. spend analysis, market analysis and sourcing wave strategy)
  • Support development of sourcing project (incl. set up event, baseline, contract landscape review, forecast analysis)
  • Create initial supply market assessment (incl. market dynamics, suppliers performance, identification of alternative suppliers)
  • Support Category Manager in development of Sourcing Strategy
  • Establish and execute e-sourcing events (incl. auction strategies, configure & test event, ensure suppliers connectivity, draft document, manage event & support negotiation)
  • Manage e-Auction events (incl. train suppliers, support live events, place surrogate bids, monitor supplier behaviour, analyse results)
  • Manage contract maintenance & supplier performance & relationship management (incl. contract execution and service implementation, load, support and manage contracts in system, identify and supports continuous improvement opportunities, supplier performance scorecards)
  • Analytics Support
  • Support the generation of reports related to sourcing and contract maintenance
  • Drive compliance including: support maintenance of reporting quality and support continuous improvement efforts
  • Assist in driving compliance by ensuring that Commercial Procurement policies, procedures and methodologies are being followed
  • As appropriate solve tickets issues
  • Apply understanding of assigned business process to identify gaps and propose continuous improvement measures
  • Work closely with the process owner and team lead to understand root causes and represent process procedures, practicalities and exceptions

  • Degree level or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Operational Procurement or strategic sourcing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to inspire trust and confidence Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint required
  • Knowledge of SAP and advantage
  • High level of competence in MS Office products (Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge of e-sourcing solutions an advantage (preferably Ariba)
  • Ability to take ownership of the completion of discrete tasks as well as identifying issues and potential resolution as part of the completion
  • Superior ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks error free, with limited supervision and within agreed timeline
  • Ability to adopt a customer-centric approach ensuring that the business stakeholders are satisfied with the service delivered


If you do not wish to apply for a specific role but would like to register your interest please click on the following link:[link removed]

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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