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Responsibility Programme Manager - Maternity Cover

Florence, Italy
Closing date
3 Mar 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.


The Responsibility Programme Manager will be in charge of supporting the deployment of the Burberry Responsibility "People" pillar related activities across the EMEA supply chain made of more than 600 factories across 17 countries. The resource will be requested to carry out social monitoring activities, deliver Modern Slavery trainings internally and externally, and lead remediation programmes to mitigate risks and enhance worker wellbeing across the supply chain.

The role entails strong project and stakeholder management proficiency, as well as negotiation and communication skills. The resource will be responsible for working with a wide range of stakeholders on roadmap definition, data collection and progress towards social strategy agenda goals.


  • Plan and conduct social audits in EMEA and ensure appropriate and timely remedy
  • Design and deliver capacity building programmes aimed at improving working conditions in EMEA production sites
  • Provide support to Vendor Ownership Programme implementation
  • Support supply chain partners on social compliance requests and advise on broader ethical trading queries, in line with Burberry policies and procedures
  • Deliver Modern Slavery training to internal and external partners
  • Deliver workers Voice and Empowerment project
  • Engage with relevant internal teams to ensure information exchange and alignment
  • Ensure robust impact measurement and reporting


  • Sound knowledge of the social, environmental and economic issues in the EMEA supply chain
  • Creativity, ability to continuously innovate
  • Strong communication skills including excellent written and spoken Italian and English
  • Approachability and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and problem-solving attitude
  • Diplomatic and able to manage conflict
  • Experience in supply chain compliance management
  • Project management skills
  • Availability to travel at national and international level
  • Good knowledge of labour legislation and practices
  • Experience in managing different stakeholders
  • Social/Ethical Trade audit experience desired


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 || FINANCE & OPERATIONS || NO DEPARTMENT - FAT9041 || 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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