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Talent Acquisition Partner - Retail, UK & Ireland

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
13 May 2024

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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 attract and select reatil candidates to fill Active & Passive Candidate positions
  • To manage the day-to-day delivery of recruitment activities and ensure that agreed metrics are met and adhered to
  • To be a brand ambassador, providing a luxury candidate and Hiring Manager experience, delivering to the highest quality, every day.
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert on delivering activities relating to Attracting, Sourcing, Screening, Assessment, Pipelining, and Offer
  • 12 months maternity cover from June 2024


  • Partner with stakeholders to build effective sourcing and assessment approaches with an ability to manage expectations.
  • Manage the complete lifecycle of the candidate journey. This includes but is not limited to;
  • Effectively attract, source and match candidates to positions
  • Advertising roles as required in the most appropriate way to attract candidates - Linkedin, job boards etc
  • Telephone/video interview all shortlisted applicants
  • Coordinate, present and conduct competency and strength-based candidate interviews and assessment centres
  • Organise interviews
  • Manage the offer process
  • Develop and maintain a network of candidates through effectively sourcing and on-going relationship management.
  • Develop talent maps through pro-active market research and leveraging candidate network
  • Partner with HRBP and wider HR team in relation to appropriate candidate remuneration, mobility and visa queries.
  • Support with wider TA strategies with ideas and approaches related to recruitment of talent that will contribute to better ways of working
  • Be a brand ambassador by living the Burberry values across all actions


  • Over 3 years of retail recruitment experience within an established internal and/or external recruitment function
  • A clear understanding of Recruitment processes and standards relevant to own discipline.
  • Expert sourcing skills with experience in managing multiple searches either inhouse or within agency
  • Experience of engaging with passive candidates using varied sourcing methods
  • Proven ability to strategically map companies and functions
  • Experience of developing and effectively hiring from Talent Pools
  • Experience of using innovative approaches to source, attract and build talent pools
  • Experience in working with recruiting systems including applicant tracking systems
  • Have a strong understanding of external best practice and trends in Talent Acquisition
  • Delivering a luxury candidate and Hiring Manger experience, with a focus on quality and efficiency


  • Delivery of 120+ passive and active retail candidate vacancies per year
  • Talent Acquisition Pace, Accuracy and Quality metrics
  • Delivery of effective talent pools and market maps
  • Understanding the business and Recruitment Process for all areas
  • Understanding the global key initiatives and process
  • Meet all deadlines
  • High level of accuracy in data input
  • Role model the Burberry Values


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 || HR || CORPORATE - HR RESOURCING || n/a ||


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