Costing Assistant

Florence, United Kingdom
25 Oct 2022
02 Jan 2023

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.


Collect and report into the system all the activities and the information required to define Shoes product costs at different stage of development process, from estimates to final seasonal cost at POs confirmation. Provide a deep cost analysis and cost comparison.


  • Analyse and understand Cost Sheets Breakdown received from the Vendor and highlight cost challenges where needed.
  • Able to use Cost Engineering best practises, processes and tools to optimize product cost.
  • Understand, maintain and populate the cost engineering tools
  • Be able to develop internal product cost estimate.
  • Partner with Product Development, Raw Materials and Product Engineering teams to gather all cost information starting from the early development stages.
  • Partner with Merchandising team in order to gather all information on Target costs,
  • Follow the product cost variations during all development stages (from Prototype to Sampling).
  • Monitor cost performance in production.
  • Analyse carry forward cost at beginning of season.
  • Identify and propose Cost Savings opportunities by analysing and understanding vendors cost sheet breakdown.


  • Degree level in Management Engineering or similar
  • Experience with a leather good or related industry would be ideal
  • Proficiency in Italian is needed
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles
  • Advanced use of Excel
  • Experience on hard accessories would be an advantage
  • Initiative and driven for results
  • Team Player
  • Analytical and Problem Solving
  • Communication skills
  • Organised, efficient and delivery focused
  • Lead potential


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 || PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT || NO DEPARTMENT - FPT9018 || n/a ||