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Procurement Supplier & Content Enablement Admin

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 Supplier & Content Enablement Administrator you will ensure quality of procurement master data within systems to enable smooth execution of source to pay processes and enable and maintain supplier and content data within the various systems. You will also provide ad-hoc and new reports

  • Content & supplier enablement
  • Provides catalogue and supplier support within established service level agreements
  • Supports Category Management in the development of content strategy
  • Transition of current catalogue suppliers to new platform and ways of working (during transition period from old to new system)
  • Coordinate the commercial discussion with catalogue suppliers, making sure content of the catalogue is agreed upon and available
  • Support the design/documentation of catalogue content (Forms/Parametric Items/Partial Catalogues)
  • Coordinate internally catalogue content agreements, catalogue approvals and testing
  • Coordinate the catalogue approval and activation flow
  • Drives the overall enablement and maintenance of content including liaise with Category Management, Business Users and Suppliers
  • Recognizes and communicates risks / issues to the BBS Procurement Senior Manager
  • Confirms and closes out catalogues in the Ariba Guided Buying system when contracts expire
  • Contacts Category Management resources to resolve catalogue discrepancies or issues
  • Identifies and supports pursuit of continuous improvement opportunities
  • Supplier Enablement
  • Provides supplier support within established service level agreements
  • Send out initial project notification letter during enablement to identified suppliers (during transition period from old to new system)
  • Answer questions from suppliers during enablement process
  • Track and report on progress of non-compliant suppliers
  • Gather and update supplier contact information and master data
  • Work with Key business contacts to identify and confirm future processes and buying channels for any complex supplier services
  • Supports the setup and maintenance of suppliers in Ariba Guided Buying including receiving request, obtaining relevant approvals, confirming vendor details, provide MDM with information and finally setting up the vendor in the system
  • Solution testing
  • Plan, manage, and conduct user acceptance testing
  • Participate in test case/script development
  • Participate in UAT
  • Participate in supplier network system test
  • Participate in catalogue testing
  • Analytics Support
  • Support the generation of reports related to Supplier and Catalogue enablement and usage
  • Drive compliance including: support maintenance of reporting quality and support Continuous Improvement efforts
  • Assist in driving compliance by ensuring that CP policies, procedures and methodologies are being followed
  • Identify vendors, processes and services that can be streamlined into Service or Framework Purchase Orders
  • Partner with business & Finance on a regular basis to ensure continuous process improvement
  • Provide 2nd Line support to Local “Super-Users”
  • 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
  • High level of experience in SAP
  • High level of competence in MS Office products (Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge of e-procurement solutions required (preferably Ariba) and SAP
  • 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


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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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