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Archive Collections Manager

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
13 Feb 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.


To manage the archive collections and departmental operations of an integral business function which is of high value and largely irreplaceable to ensure the assets are safeguarded for now and future generations, ensuring that the Archive is efficient in its processes. The postholder will also provide an enquiry and collections support to the business notably Design, Product and Creative teams, as well as Brand Protection on trademark evidence.


Collections Management
  • Manage the day-to-day collections management across all archive spaces working with an array of media including clothing, accessories, objects, paper and film ensuring that assets are appropriately stored and preserved for the long- term undertaking risk mitigation and contingency plans. This includes cataloguing, pest control, storage, planning for adverse events such as fire to ensure that we have a safeguarded archive collection for future generations.

  • Independently research and build stories on new acquisitions conducting external research connecting with relevant third- party organisations and sources and communicate this with the wider Archive team and the business, where appropriate.
  • Oversee the Archive loan process which the Archive Assistant executes - providing guidance, stakeholder management and solutions to Design/Product/Styling given the Archive is 300 miles away and the need is often instant.
  • Deliver the Archive loan ways of working presentations to new joiners in Design.
  • Be a brand ambassador and represent the Archive including at internal events and external client facing events
  • Deliver Archive presentations to internal teams as and when required

  • Manage the Archive Assistant and ensure they are motivated and delivering against their objectives
  • Communicate in different ways - via writing, visually and orally - appropriate history stories to the business that
    can be used on global platforms to elevate our brand storytelling
  • Responsible for regular checks on agreed platforms (e.g., EBay) for archive procurement - flag potentials
    with Line Manager
  • Manage the department's Purchase Orders and keep a track of transport spend
  • To support any related archive requirements
  • Willing and flexible to travel
  • Holidays are not taken at crucial times throughout the year


  • Proven fluency in CMSsystems
  • PC literate(Office2010:Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook/The Bridge)
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to analysing data
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills working to tight deadlines
  • Pro-active and results driven approach
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Adaptable to a busy and changing environment
  • Awareness of luxury fashion industry
  • Will demonstrate outstanding professionalism in both attitude and conduct
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • 'Cando'attitude with enthusiasm for new tasks and opportunities
  • Ability to work under pressure in a calm and professional manner
  • Excellent rapport building skills
  • High level of commitment to customer service


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 || EXECUTIVE || CORPORATE RELATIONS || n/a ||


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