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Product Development Manager, Outerwear and Tailoring

Employer
Burberry
Location
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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INTRODUCTION

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.

JOB PURPOSE

Burberry is seeking an experienced Product Development Manager to join our London head office. As Product Development Manager, you will hold accountability as the primary liaison for the Outerwear and Tailoring product categories. Leading a dynamic team of Product Developers and Assistants, you will drive collection delivery aligned with design briefs, while skilfully managing budget and critical path timelines.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Foster close collaboration with Design throughout collection development process.
  • Act as technical partner for design, providing feedback, brainstorming solutions, and attending fittings.
  • Manage critical path from concept to pre-production, ensuring adherence to deadlines and resolution of prototype/sample issues.
  • Oversee collection budget, ensuring product costs meet margin requirements and overall budget constraints.
  • Maintain vendor relationships, negotiating costs for prototypes & samples and ordering raw materials.
  • Attend production meetings and facilitate smooth handoff to Production.
  • Collaborate with Product Engineering teams for product testing and aesthetic changes.
  • Ensure timely sample deliveries to showrooms before sales presentations.
  • Lead, coach, develop and manage a team.


PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Established Product Development Manager, with tailoring and outerwear experience.
  • Expertly manage vendor relationships, delivering clear briefs, negotiating costs, and meeting demands.
  • Lead and develop teams with proven management experience.
  • Manage critical path for on-time collection delivery, identifying and mitigating risks.
  • Build and oversee budgets, balancing creativity with commercial considerations.
  • Possess strong communication skills, adept at negotiation and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Demonstrate deep fashion knowledge, including trends, market understanding, and luxury consumer awareness.
  • Proficient in PLM, Excel, and InDesign.


MEASURES OF SUCCESS

FOOTER

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 - FPT9050 || n/a ||

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