Raw Material Engineer Manager- Outwear

Recruiter
Burberry
Location
London, United Kingdom
Posted
18 Jan 2022
Closes
17 Mar 2022
Ref
150577-en_GB
Function
Operations
Level
Manager
INTRODUCTION

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.

JOB PURPOSE

To develop Raw Materials Engineering as an area of excellence within the upstream Technical Development phase for Burberry.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Lead a team of Raw Materials and Finish experts on that align with the design's vision and can provide real time technical expertise for elevated luxury products
• Provide guidance to a larger team representing one or more material subtypes / Categories
• Build relationships with experts in industry, academia, and trade associations to keep up to date on Technology and Product advances in Apparel & Accessories
• Expert Knowledge of capabilities and capacities, of Raw Material Suppliers in the matrix
• Lead Strategic Technical development of Raw Materials, through value engineering and enhanced technology
• Expert Knowledge on Material construction analysis and interpretation;
• Lead team in holding Suppliers accountable to company expectations and drive to improve performance
• Train team to trouble shoots all issues relating to Raw Materials development and arriving at effective, timely solutions
• Captain projects to directs deep dive analysis of Raw Material components and process in Core products thereby identify opportunities
• Lead team on technical approval process under supervision, including validation of material Specification and development testing results.
• Provide technical expertise and consultation to Design and Technical development teams
• Provides Technical and Leadership mentorship to team members.
• Build skills to influence and manage others without authority
• Collaborate and Take partners to brainstorm new strategic initiatives that will strengthen the business
• Maintain an in-depth knowledge of latest government regulations, restrictions, safety protocols and performance standards for Raw Materials & Finished goods #L1-CA1

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Degree in Materials Technology or Engineering (Textiles, Leather or Chemicals)
  • Experience in manufacturing
  • Experience in leading a technical development team
  • Experience in working closely with design


FOOTER

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 || RAW MATERIALS MANAGEMENT -RTW || n/a ||

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