CAD Manager

Florence, Italy
07 Jun 2022
29 Jul 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.


Reporting to the Prototyping and Modelling Senior Manager, the CAD Manager will primarily translate design concept into technical model within project deadlines. You will provide CAD patterns for prototyping, sampling and industrialization activities. You will coordinate the pattern making team, working closely with the Design department, Product Development department and other technical teams.


• Responsible for technical execution of leather goods patterns, as well as ensuring functional and aesthetic goals are achieved.
• Ability to create complex patterns compliant to expectations of creative and merchandising teams in a timely manner and with full autonomy.
• Identify technical problems during creative briefing and sketch evaluation.
• Participate in briefings and reviews, recommending suitable technical solutions for each product.
• Collaborate with Design, Prototyping, Product Development and Industrialization teams using a continuous improvement approach.
• Follow technical pattern development to ensure design requirements and meet deadlines from Product Development.
• Consistently align with Prototyping department.
• Build and lead the CAD modelling team in compliance with company strategy in order to improve technical skills, enable product consistency across all developments and allow faster alignment for industrialization.


• Proven experience in leather goods pattern making.
• Ability to make decision based on technical facts, experience and knowledge.
• Good knowledge of manufacturing techniques and process (leather goods)
• Good knowledge of raw materials - leather, fabrics, textile fibres (canvas/nylon etc...)
• Problem-solving and team work qualities.
• Problem solving capability.
• Attention to detail.
• Good knowledge of English.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills and is a team player.


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 ||