SeniorManager, Metal Hardware & Jewellery Sourcing

Florence, Italy
Closing date
22 Oct 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.


Ensuring the development and engineering of Jewellery, Leathergoods Metal Hardware , and Trim (Zip, metal reinforcement, plastic profile, etc).
The person will guarantee functional requirements, quality and compliance standards are met. Ensure that Jewellery, Metal Hardware and Trim are bought at a competitive price.


  • To ensure all engineering activities are well executed in according to risk assessment, development & testing and cost engineering;
  • To lead the technical development through engineering and advance technology in order to reach target costs and build a strong production process;
  • To use technical expertise planning volume allocation in order to empowering the negotiation of Metal Hardware costs;
  • To lead the team in managing Suppliers in order to be compliant with company standards and encouraging continuous improvement;
  • To Provide technical support to design and product development teams;
  • To manage and ensure up-to-date reporting on product technical information;
  • To ensure regulatory compliance is met;
  • To oversee supplier performance through building a strong relationship with them;
  • To collaborate in the implementation of technical standards;
  • To build relationships with external entities to keep you up to date on technology, process and product progress;
  • To develop a strong collaboration with other teams;
  • To keep up to date with government regulations, restrictions, safety protocols and performance standards in relation to jewellery, hardware and trim;
  • To train the team to identify any technical issues relating to Jewellery &Hardware development and to reach a timely solution;
  • To collaborate with and support procurement processes;
  • To prevent production slowdown.


  • Degree in Materials Technology or Engineering;
  • Several years' of experience in manufacturing;
  • Experience in leading a technical development team in the luxury industry;
  • Experience in working closely with design (designer);
  • Deep Knowledge on metal hardware & jewellery design and construction;
  • Timely, strong, customer focused decision making;
  • Expert Knowledge of galvanic PVD and other processes;
  • Strong communication skills both in Italian and in English;
  • Strong leadership;
  • Deep Knowledge Metal Hardware Supplier capability.


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 || SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS || LEATHER GOODS COE || n/a ||


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