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Fabric Development Manager CHW - Maternity Cover

London, United Kingdom
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28 Sep 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 purpose of this role is to manage the research and development of all hardware and trim for the Childrenswear collections whilst adhering to the critical path and the business strategy. We're offering a 1-year maternity cover contract.


  • Initiating research, development and presentation of fabrics for all RTW collections including revitalising core lines
  • Ensuring commercial and technical requirements are achieved and supporting the design, quality, testing, lead-time and pricing strategies
  • Managing communication and effective working relationships with fabric suppliers and internal partners
  • Motivating and managing the Childrenswear team
  • Managing the teams' adherence to the critical path and ensuring timely delivery of trims for sampling and communication of accurate data
  • Budgeting and excess fabric cost management
  • Inspiring designers through trim presentations and developments


  • Extensive fabric and leather development experience working at a relevant level for a premium/ luxury brand essential
  • Knowledge of production techniques, commercial pricing and testing standards
  • Expert of Asian and European Mills
  • Confidence using Microsoft Office programmes and PLM platform
  • Language skills an advantage ( Italian, Chinese)
  • Proven effective relationship management with design, product development teams and external suppliers.
  • Knowledge of current market and trends and competitors' products
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing key stakeholders
  • Brand awareness and high taste level
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team in a pressurised environment
  • Successful communication and leadership skills


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 || PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT || NO DEPARTMENT - FPT9016 || n/a ||


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