Business Risk Manager

London, United Kingdom
06 Dec 2021
21 Dec 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.


The Business Risk Manager will analyse Burberry's business, including its markets, in the context of risk and uncertainty. The way you make a difference is by helping the business take better decisions; this will be either to help create more value, or by protecting existing value, by helping Burberry's leaders take the right degree of risk, and to take better decisions more quickly.

'Better decisions' include working together with our businesses and group functions to prioritise and design controls, to make sure we're taking the right amount of risk to achieve targets and objectives. Better decisions also include helping businesses to understand how their markets are changing, and what that implies.

The Business Risk Manager will be data and business-literate, and absorbed by getting to the root-cause of complex business problems. You will be persuasive verbally, graphically and formally, in a way that gets the best from a range of stakeholders, including those who don't always readily see the value of risk and control, or how it can help them be more successful.


  • Deputise for the director of risk as required;
  • Manage risk, resilience and insurance activity, and the day-to-day running of Burberry's risk and controls processes;
  • Support or lead as required, efforts to coach and mentor Burberry's businesses and group functions on risk and controls activities- this may include one-to-one or group work;
  • Support or lead quantitative and qualitative analyses to create insights for decision-makers in the board, exco, audit committee, risk committee, both on a routine and exceptional basis;
  • Support innovation to and implementation of improvements to Burberry's risk and controls approach, including policy, process, analysis and reporting, governance, training materials, and supporting systems;
  • Develop and enhance relationships with internal, and external risk and controls stakeholders.


  • Awareness of key risk principles including probability, impact, correlation/ causation, and ability to analyse business problems in a risk context
  • Strategic / critical thinking and problem solving
  • Commercial and retail mind-set - ability to interpret business requirements and prioritise.
  • Proven track record of delivering change and driving improvements.
  • Excellent Excel Skills
  • Strong inter-personal, communication and influencing skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Adept, detail-oriented business analyst motivated by identifying the key factors in a business or project which will create, or protect value;
  • Data literate, and numerate; including application of basic statistical principles,
  • Proven track record of demonstrating the ability to work with data experts to create supporting data systems;
  • Motivated by people and their success, and understand how your inclusion, energy and expertise will help them.

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 || FINANCE & OPERATIONS || INTERNAL AUDIT || n/a ||

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