Personal Assistant - SVP Global Planning and Inventory & VP Planning and Inventory

London, United Kingdom
02 Oct 2021
02 Nov 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.


Provide a comprehensive level of administrative and organizational support to the executive, to ensure they are fully supported, ensuring smooth and efficient running of the department. Act on behalf of the senior executive to take action and decisions in agreed areas of responsibility.


  • Extensive diary and agenda management across time zones
  • Time keeping/checking for all meetings ensuring the Executives run to time
  • Providing background information on all external and internal meetings, making sure the Executives are fully prepared for each meeting they attend
  • Supporting production of presentations and papers
  • Plan detailed and comprehensive travel itineraries
  • Booking travel including flights, hotels, taxis for the Executives
  • Processing the Executive's expenses in line with company policy
  • Raising purchase orders and paying invoices in line with company procedures
  • Email highlighting and filtering
  • Handling IT and maintenance queries
  • General office administration including ordering of stationery
  • Organising events at the request of the Executives (e.g. team meetings, global townhall meetings etc.)
  • Partner/contact distribution list creation and ongoing management for communications both internally and externally
  • Helping with occasional personal administration (20% of time)


  • Highly computer literate, particularly in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience in Concur preferred
  • Experience with using Ariba/SAP preferred
  • Experience in using technology for meetings (VC, teleconference, skype, Webex
  • etc.)
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills with the ability to multi task
  • Professionalism and a high degree of confidentiality and integrity
  • Ability to be very flexible and to re-prioritise near-term assignments
  • Strong communication skills including excellent written and spoken English, interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to remain calm in a high pressure environment and prioritise
  • Understanding and adherence to the Exec Admin processes and ways of working filing, file naming conventions, cover and handover procedures
  • Proactive
  • Diplomatic
  • Ability to work as a team, whilst also demonstrating initiative and flexibility
  • Experience within a fashion environment and/or experience working within planning organisation would be beneficial
  • Experience working with teams based across geographies and functions and demonstratable skills in managing the complexity that this brings


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.


Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || London || SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS || NO DEPARTMENT - FSCT9005 || n/a ||