Sustainable Manufacturing Manager

Florence, Italy
12 Jul 2022
25 Nov 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.


To drive the implementation of a supply chain chemical management and water conservation programmes.


  • Act as the Chemical and Water Manager for some key Shoe Vendors, actively supporting them in implementing the requirements of our Water Conservation and Chemical Management programmes, such as completing and progressing Supplier to Zero and prepare related documentation on their behalf or complete our Water Conservation Assessment and progress their continuous improvement plans.
  • Ensure regional partners are successfully implementing chemical management and water conservation in-line with supply chain targets, including our wastewater testing programme globally.
  • plan, assess and review partner's progress and promote/support their performance elevation through training, consultancy, root cause analysis, issue resolution, processes implementation and enable partners collaboration.
  • Consolidate programmes results in form of performance reports
  • Promote and implement continuous improvement internally and in the supply chain
  • Be the regional point of contact for sustainable manufacturing and provide guidance to other teams
  • On-board partners in the water conservation and chemical management programme and ensure seamless connection of the two initiatives
  • create and manage partnerships with European vendors and suppliers; build knowledge of supply chain and partners
  • Gather data from multiple sources (internal databases, such as product bulk chemical testing, and external databases, such as ZDHC Gateway), ingestion to our own monitoring tools and perform analytics to communicate progress against sustainable manufacturing related KPI
  • Collaborate in stakeholders' working groups in the development/refinement of tools (e.g. ZDHC)
  • Ensure seamless connection with Corporate Responsibility driven initiatives.
  • Produce content for internal and external communication/reporting in relation to our chemical and water programmes (e.g. Annual Report, ZDHC Brand to Zero, CDP Water, DJSI...)
  • Engage and build relationships with external parties (labs, brands, working groups, chemical suppliers, others)
  • Ensure alignment with Corporate and regional teams


  • Bachelor Degree in Environmental Management / Chemical Management / Sustainability
  • Product compliance and water management experience are preferred
  • Fluent in English and Italian
  • Excellent relationship management
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, etc to advanced level.
  • Adaptable with good communication skills
  • Collaborative approach
  • Autonomous worker & self-motivated


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 || SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS || SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING || n/a ||

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