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Assistant Company Secretary

Department:  Corporate Affairs
City:  London
Location:  GB

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

The Company Secretariat team is responsible for handling all corporate governance matters and regulatory obligations affecting Burberry Group plc and its subsidiary and joint venture companies globally.

 

We are seeking a qualified chartered secretary to join the team to provide an efficient and high quality company secretarial service to the Group.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting with the preparation and production of the Burberry Group plc Annual Report and ancillary shareholder documents;
  • Assisting with the delivery of Department projects including but not limited to the Burberry Group plc Annual General Meeting and Share Buy Back programme;
  • Providing joint venture and subsidiary governance support, including co-ordinating and ensuring provision of subsidiary governance services to EMEIA group companies through liaison with local lawyers/Co Sec agents and internal corporate functions;
  • Acting as Secretary to management committee(s) within the business;
  • Responsible for the ensuring the compliance of all UK subsidiaries with relevant company law and corporate governance requirements;
  • Assisting with subsidiary restructuring projects;
  • Market Abuse Regulations processes and management of restricted dealing lists including liaising with the Company’s registrars and share plan administrators;
  • Managing the Burberry Group plc dividend process (ordinary shares, ADRs, employee nominee);
  • Drafting and releasing Stock Exchange Announcements including in relation to PDMR share dealing;
  • Making FCA notifications relating to PDMR share transactions; and
  • Together with the Company Secretary, ensuring compliance with the requirements of Companies Act and UK Listing Rules.
  • Involvement in other Burberry Group plc Board related projects as appropriate.

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • ICSA qualified, listed company experience – PQE in a UK listed company environment;
  • Strong technical knowledge of Companies Act and UK Listing Rules, in the context of both plc and subsidiary accounts approval, director and shareholder meeting process, director share dealings;
  • Subsidiary governance experience;
  • Share schemes administration experience; 
  • Working knowledge of Diligent Entities.
  • An organised, adaptable and commercial attitude;
  • Attention to detail and good drafting skills;
  • “Can-do” attitude, with ability to quickly grasp and solve complex problems, and with a focus on looking for solutions;
  • A demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders and communicate at all levels;
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain key relationships, working as part of a cross-functional team, ideally within a global organisation; and
  • Self-motivated, with collaborative and team-orientated approach.

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 || Corporate Affairs || Company Secretariat || n/a ||


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