Colour Lab Technician

Keighley, United Kingdom
03 Aug 2022
02 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.


Colour management & testing of raw materials and products, working collaboratively with the relevant internal teams (i.e. Design, Product Development, Planning, Production) and external teams (i.e. Suppliers, Vendors, Testing Labs) in establishing, maintaining & approving colour standards and processes across all product categories.


• Visually & digitally measure, assess, report and record all shades & Colour submits
• Maintain library of physical dyed yarn and fabric standards
• Maintain physical continuity records
• Ensure Burberry Standards are distributed to all relevant parties
• Ensure Colour Standards are replenished and updated as required
• Leading and supporting colour related projects and developments
• Testing colour performance parameters of raw materials and products
• Interpreting test data, troubleshooting and making recommendations as needed to elevate quality
• Own, deliver and share YTD and monthly KPI's and performance against them.
• Ensure equipment is maintained and serviced as per specifications
• Advise business on any colour related issues
• RFT evaluation of third parties
• Management of colour submit function at the Mill
• Ensure dyers achieve correct standards
• Accurate Management of data and reporting
• Maintaining colour management and testing related SOPs
• Actively supporting Raw Material testing in the Testing Lab


  • Working experience in textile dyeing, Finishing / colour management, visual and digital assessment methods and shade matching
  • Experience in colour related lab testing methods of textile raw materials and products
  • Knowledge of fibres, yarns, fabrics and textile production & dyeing techniques
  • Management skills/experience will be preferred
  • Highly Motivated & Self initiator
  • Able to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive approach to tasks
  • Preferably Textile Engineering degree in materials, colour, and/or chemicals or Equivalent education / experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office
  • High level of literacy and numeracy


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 || Keighley || INTERNAL MANUFACTURING || BURBERRY MILL || n/a ||