Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
26 Apr 2023

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Senior Manager

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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


As the Senior Programme Manager, Corporate Responsibility, you will be driving exciting and forward-thinking projects across the full Corporate Responsibility agenda , ensuring that all aspects of each project are moving ahead at pace, on schedule and adhering to Burberry processes.

This role will ensure the best possible outcome for projects both strategically and creatively, by ensuring each phase is handled to best affect, with timings and milestones suitably protected at each stage of the process. Stakeholder management is a key part of this role - both in bringing together decision making for leadership, as well as raising risks and addressing challenges effectively.

This is a full time, permanent role and we're flexible as to where you are based. We have offices in London & Leeds and operate a hybrid working policy.


  • You will be driving and governing the holistic delivery of multiple interconnected corporate responsibility projects while collaborating closely with business functions including Supply Chain, Merchandising, IT/Digital and Strategy. This role works across a variety of verticals, including:
    • sustainable products and materials;
    • circular business model;
    • carbon;
    • and vendor due diligence
  • Ensuring alignment with cross functional initiatives including Value Chain excellence, critical path, traceability programmes etc
  • Capturing the deliverables and budget across all areas of the programme, in order to understand scope and bring together teams and decision making
  • Establishing, communicating and driving project milestones ,ensuring that all teams are clear on what is expected of them, when - and progressing as required.
  • Understanding and managing the delivery dependencies across multiple programmes
  • Working to protect the corporate responsibility teams' time and maintain focused, as well as being able to confidently present programme delivery in wider business meetings
  • Driving decision making with teams and senior leadership, moving initiatives forwards in a productive way
  • With your role spanning the Corporate Responsibility function as a whole, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills across disciplines, while operating at a level that promotes the accountability on others to progress projects autonomously

You can read more about our approach to responsibility here


  • Extensive experience in programme management roles, ideally gained from a similar industry (retail/luxury/FMCG etc)
  • Demonstrable experience leading and overseeing 360° projects end to end
  • Experience within a consultancy setting
  • First class interpersonal skills - especially within meeting management, facilitation, conducting presentations and written communications
  • Accountable for delivery of projects on time and on budget by leveraging multiple skill sets, so must be able to understand the needs of each team, then balance these to ensure delivery is running effectively
  • Pro-active and capable of driving the programme forwards in a positive way, with a hunger for inspiring change and implementing operational improvement
  • Proven examples of forming trusted relationships with stakeholders
  • Capable of driving end to end processes and timings across multiple teams, to ensure the best result for the brand
  • Excellent at interrogating strategic briefs, rationalising complex information, providing clarity on dependencies to teams
  • Ability to facilitate decision making across a broad range of senior stakeholders

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.


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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