Manager, Strategy & Excellence- 9 Month Fixed Term Contract

Recruiter
Burberry
Location
Florence, Italy
Posted
18 Jan 2022
Closes
10 Feb 2022
Ref
150934-en_GB
Level
Manager
INTRODUCTION

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.

JOB PURPOSE

The role sits primarily in Corporate Head Office, however, will have a global reach and impact/collaborate with many of the divisions within corporate and the regions. Additionally, this role will have a number of interactions externally to the Burberry Supply Chain external network.

The Manager Strategy & Excellence (LG), will facilitate the successful delivery of the Burberry Supply Chain Leather Goods Strategy; improving the agility, effectiveness and performance of the Burberry business.

The person will drive the delivery of the programme by engaging stakeholders to form a team, shaping plans, managing delivery, cultivating enthusiasm, communicating progress, identifying and managing issues, verifying results and transitioning the project into business as usual.

- Experience in Fashion & Luxury, with a focus on strategy implementation
- Excellent project management skills (both qualitative and quantitative) to plan, manage & execute the Transformation in context of Fashion & Luxury business
- Excellent communication skills, able to translate vision into practice whilst obtaining buy-in across all stakeholders
- Strong analytical profile, able to conduct sound analyses to guide discussions
- Strong data visualisation and PowerPoint skills to produce impactful and meaningful decks to support discussions and document decisions and analyses, and create organisational collateral

RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage projects from a true end to end perspective:
- Input industry knowledge and promote best practice
- Scope definition and refinement
- Centrally manage and provide insight on all relevant data and information
- Build business case; qualitative and quantitative
- Ensuring alignment to the Supply Chain/Company objectives
- Gaining business buy in/sign off to the project
- Creating/Managing the project team
- Setting up managing governance structures
- Creating/Sign Off for Project Initiation, Execution and Support
- Developing & Managing Project Delivery Plan
- Managing Key Risks/Issues (at project and programme level)
- Communicating to all levels of business
- Supporting change management process
- Post Go-Live Support/Transition Planning
- KPI tracking including Benefit Tracking & Measurement #L1-CA1

PERSONAL PROFILE

- Experience in implementing change in big organisations and / or big program delivery
- End to end understanding of Supply Chain processes and the value created for customer / consumer
- Working knowledge of the upstream supply chain (sourcing, manufacture, FG's/RM's, supply planning, etc.) would be highly advantageous
- Understanding of luxury fashion, particularly Leather Goods
- Strong time management to balance priorities
- Strong analytical profile, able to conduct sound analyses to guide discussions
- Strong data visualisation and PowerPoint skills to produce impactful and meaningful decks to support discussions and document decisions and analyses, and create organisational collateral
- Able to prepare and conduct cross-functional meetings independently

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: Italy || Not Applicable || Florence || INTERNAL MANUFACTURING || NO DEPARTMENT || n/a ||