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Senior Technologist - Fabrics

Department:  Supply Chain
City:  Hong Kong S.A.R
Location:  HK
INTRODUCTION

 

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.

JOB PURPOSE

 

To develop and to engineer materials as an area of excellence for Burberry.

RESPONSIBILITIES
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  • Supplier/industry facing.
  • Manage raw materials from development to industrialisation (bulk).
  • Reduces issues at bulk.
  • Support headquarter teams if any action/fix needs to be done in region.
  • Establishes collaborative partnerships with suppliers, to stay current and accomplish material development objectives.
  • Build relationship with experts in industry, academia, and trade associations to keep up to date on Technology and Product advances.
  • Gains in-depth knowledge of latest government regulations, restrictions, safety protocols and performance standards for Raw Materials & Finished goods.
  • Expert knowledge on Strategic Technical development of Raw Materials, through value engineering and enhanced technology.
  • Expert Knowledge on Material construction analysis and interpretation; Own a material subtype / Category.
  • Assesses benchmark and directs deep dive analysis of Raw Material components and identifies growth opportunities.
  • Provide detailed directions to suppliers for Raw Material technical development.
  • Hold Suppliers accountable to Raw Materials. performance standards, processes and expectations;
  • Identify opportunities for on boarding, training and elevation of Suppliers.
  • Lead Special projects and provide training and guidance to peers and partners.
PERSONAL PROFILE

 

  • Minimum 4 to 6 years’ experience in Materials development
  • Experience in manufacturing within MNC is preferred
  • Degree in Textile / Leather / Materials Technology /Engineering  or equivalent
  • Knowledge on Strategic Technical development of Raw Materials, through value engineering and enhanced technology
  • Knowledge on Material construction analysis and interpretation
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Exceptional follow-through and team player
  • Good communication skills

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