Project Manger - Retail Systems - 2 yr FTC

Department:  IT
City:  Leeds
Location:  GB


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.


The Project Manager will lead the delivery of an IT project across its entire lifecycle from initiation through to closure. The Project Manager will manage project resources, stakeholders, cross functional activities and dependencies to deliver projects on time, on budget and to a high-quality standard, ensuring alignment to scope with closely managed risks/issues and with a focus on meeting the Burberry defined objectives.

This is a 2 year fixed term contract


  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables by conducting primary and secondary research, such as interviewing stakeholders, facilitating workshops, collecting market research, etc.
  • Engage business functional or IT stakeholders to establish project sponsorship, and collaboratively draft project charters
  • Establish project plans and initiate project mobilisation by confirming project scope, budget estimate, resources, roles and responsibilities
  • Create and maintain accurate, up-to-date project plans, continually revising to reflect changes in the project – and manage third party providers to ensure adherence to planning expectations
  • Manage project financials including initial estimates, budgets and forecasts
  • Create and maintain accurate Risk / Assumption / Issues / Dependencies (RAID) logs and ensure that the relevant parties are involved in addressing each factor
  • Manage project resource allocation, co-ordinating resources to meet project objectives
  • Engage the necessary stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Monitor and control execution of projects, whether delivered by an internal or third party team, though project phases (i.e. Analyse, Design, Build, Test and Release)
  • Provide leadership and decision making support by establishing project governance. Chair project governance boards as needed, and ensure the participation of the relevant stakeholders in decision-making
  • Establish and maintain change management plans and stakeholder engagement plans
  • Develop delivery life cycle documentation as per the internal method requirements and governance framework
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s), and ensure that internal or third party project team members have the access to necessary tools, people, and information
  • Perform project status and performance reporting during the execution, and complete project documentation upon project closure
  • Facilitate project completion and transition to relevant parties for ongoing operation of the solution, or ongoing monitoring to ensure benefits realisation
  • Close projects and conduct lessons learned sessions – capture and document the knowledge and ensure its availability to other project managers


  • Extensive Project/Programme Management.
  • Prince 2 Practitioner, Managing Successful Projects (MSP), or similar.
  • Experience using MS Project to complete programme and project management activities
  • Nice to have: experience using SAP, Apptio, Workfront, Ariba, Confluence or Jira
  • Enthusiastic, passionate and driven.
  • Significant project management experience on large projects (circa £1M) or programmes of work.
  • Proven ability to control & plan project budgets.
  • IT Domain expertise.
  • Demonstrable experience of using or implementing new processes using technology.
  • Proven ability to develop and build relationships and partner with senior stakeholders within the business and IT.
  • Relevant Project Management experience across multiple projects in at least 3 full project life cycles, including one complex project / programme.
  • Can clearly demonstrate delivery for each project phase, and link the business value created with the process and system improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience in Project Management development and improvement.
  • Experience in documenting requirements resulting in quality deliverables, with limited direction.
  • Self-directed and independent worker who can also lead through cross-functional and cross-organisational projects.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both technical and business settings.
  • Self-motivated, creative, passionate and able to acclimate into a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in the creative industries, retail or consumer goods.


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 || Leeds || IT || RETAIL || n/a ||

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