Senior Manager, Corporate Project Management

London, United Kingdom
04 May 2021
03 Jun 2021

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.


Lead delivery of corporate construction projects globally. Responsible for planning and managing corporate construction projects ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.


  • Lead and manage all worldwide corporate construction projects, including office and supply chain new openings, renovations and relocations
  • Own and drive each project from coordination of design, through construction and to opening and site handover
  • Establish high performing governance and ways of working that results in accelerated project delivery and effective cost management
  • Develop and manage the project plan for each project, ensuring quality communications and updates are provided to key stakeholders, with a tailored approach depending on audience
  • Build and coordinate complex cross-function teams of internal and external stakeholders to ensure delivery of projects against key milestones
  • Work with stakeholders to proactively solve conflict situations through negotiation, open communication and direct influence
  • Drive decision making with teams and senior leadership to move initiatives forwards in a productive way
  • Identify, call out and make recommendations to mitigate any risks/challenges at all stages of the project
  • Cover all site based activities including logistics and site establishment. Conducting site visits and attending site meetings as required and inspections of the works
  • Source, evaluate and negotiate with specialist external consultants, contractors and suppliers
  • Build and manage the project budget across all areas ensuring projects are delivered within budget.


  • Strong technical understanding to allow engagement with contractors and development teams. Ability to understand design drawings detail including knowledge and experience of coordinating architecture and engineering disciplines
  • Relevant experience of project delivery (i.e. project leadership, responsibility and accountability). Ability to evaluate and discuss specific technical matters with engineering specialists, structural, architectural, MEP.
  • Strong Commercial acumen with financial and analytical capability. Ability to understand and evaluate BoQ, tenders and bids, change orders maintaining a strong budget focus.
  • Flexibility in dealing with and reacting to changing priorities. Ability to read a GANTT chart and evaluate updates and changes to the timing and schedule of each project. Ability to react and correct activities to maintain the project timing objectives.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills. Ability to lead a matrix project team, to ensure delivery of agreed milestones
  • Experience of owning multiple projects and a proven track record of delivering against pre-determined requirements in a timely manner. Excellent prioritisation skills
  • Ability to manage consultants, 3rd party providers and local teams to ensure timely completion and maintenance of global standard for all projects
  • Excellent judgement/sensing on contractors capacity, resources planning and allocation
  • Presentation skills

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