Sourcing Coordinator- Knit/ Childrenswear
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.
The Coordinator will oversee the work of the Sourcing Assistant and support the Sourcing Manager.This position is responsible for the SAP /PLM setup as well as the raising and maintenance of PO’s. Tracking and chasing in production and maintaining delivery dates in SAP and providing accurate reporting of current delivery picture to Sourcing Managers.This key role will be involved in vendor on-boarding.
Delivers vendor on-boarding and development as needed through introducing and ensuring Burberry process and ways of working.
Raise POs, manage POs and regularly maintain & update SAP data & ex-factory dates
Send buying summaries to vendors; order and manage swing tickets; resolve issues regarding composition labels.
Manage blocked invoices, request credit notes from vendors where necessary and advise London of what needs to be unblocked.
Maintain costs in SAP after PO has been created and update POs.
Supervise issuing of Buying summary and PO's based on critical path requirements as agreed with Sourcing Managers.
Assist London sourcing team with minimum, price, lead time, fabric & trims bookings where necessary.
Review buy summary, re-confirm delivery, price, quantity and COO with vendors and London.
Follow up with vendors on fabric and trims bookings and calling off.
Follow up on lab test report and quality control of products; manage fabric and product testing failures with QA and inform London sourcing during production
Send weekly delivery update/Production Planner to London sourcing teams.
Approval on bulk shell fabric and trims as needed.
Diagnose Production problems and works with vendors to present alternatives with technical advice to Manager and London.
Organize QA inspection schedules for Asia.
Ensure vendors send out packing list timely to get inbound.
Follow-up on inbound issuance and ship mode; follow up on any shipping issues.
Follow up on vendor payments if necessary.
Work with Planning for raw material projections for pre-buys if necessary.
Work with Vendor on FOB Time and Action Calendar for raw material pre-buys if necessary.
This role will involve frequent travel to factories.
Organize pre-production meetings with factory and QA to ensure factory fulfil our technical expectation, fit and workmanship
- Strong costing & negotiation skills.
- Proven experience in previous production/manufacturing roles.
- Excellent verbal & written communication.
- Organized, efficient, self-motivated, solution-oriented individual
- Detail-oriented with strong follow-through
- Works well as both team leader & team member
- Ability to react to change
- SAP is desirable
- Foreign languages not required but would be an asset