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Planning Manager, Accessories

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
26 Jan 2023

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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.


This position will lead, inspire and take accountability for all planning activities across Accessories for EMEIA.


  • Responsible for multiple sub planning levels/ categories, which combined, make up the overall Accessories division.
  • Partner cross-functionally with the Finance team to align annual sales budgets and quarterly forecasts for Mainline and Digital channels.
  • Oversee the development of seasonal sales and procurement plans for both fashion and replenishment products.
  • Guide and propose regional seasonal plans for fashion products (for Mainline & Digital channels), including: retail sales, units, AUR and AUC, inventory (units and value), to define associated OTB and ST targets.
  • Work with Regional Merchandising team to propose seasonal range and assortment plans/ strategies
  • Forecast and review regional monthly sales and intake plans for replenishment products at line level (for Mainline & Digital channels).
  • Drive weekly in-season analysis, leveraging insights and proposing trade actions to maximise commercial opportunities.
  • Partner cross-functionally with Regional Merchandising team to propose repeat buys and managing non-productive lines.
  • Develop and guide regional markdown plans, in accordance with global guidelines & directions.
  • Partner with Outlet team to drive productivity of overall inventory
  • Work with Wholesale team to maximise sales opportunities and align key product strategies
  • Manage, develop and elevate direct reports to drive business growth and create a best in class planning team


  • Experience leading a planning team in a fast-paced commercial environment
  • Leadership skills: inspiring, energising and instilling a culture of innovation, collaboration and accountability
  • Excellence across all aspects of retail planning, including financial/commercial planning, inventory management and Open to Buy management
  • Creative, innovative and customer-oriented when faced with business challenges
  • Solid decision-making capability driven by developing strategic product and business initiatives
  • Expert communication skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate with credibility across all levels of the organisation
  • Dynamic and collaborative style, able to build positive working relationships with cross-functional teams and translate strategic direction into day to day direction for outlet planning teams
  • Exceptional attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Experience with SAP would be advantageous


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 || London || SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS || GLOBAL PLANNING || n/a ||


Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons of the trench coat, trademark check and Prorsum knight, ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations.

At Burberry, every individual, every team and every function, shares an incredible passion for the brand and is guided by a ‘brand-first’ mind-set. Decisions are evaluated through the lens of the long-term health and vitality of the Burberry brand.

Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company. Inspired by three Core Values - Protect, Explore, Inspire - rooted in the brand’s heritage and continually informing its guiding principles, Burberry leverages its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward.


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