Senior Manager, Construction

London, United Kingdom
08 Feb 2022
13 Sep 2022

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.


A incredible opportunity to for a Senior Manager, Construction to lead the delivery of store construction projects across Europe. Responsible for leading a team to plan and manage store construction projects ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.


  • Lead and manage store construction projects in Europe, including flagships, mainline, airport, concessions and wholesale stores
  • Own and drive each project from coordination of design, through construction 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-functional 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
  • Relevant retail luxury construction experience
  • 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


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

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