Product Costing Engineer, Italian Speaker

Department:  Supply Chain
City:  London
Location:  GB

INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core.  Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.

JOB PURPOSE

To be cost engineering expert for all non-Apparel (Accessories) products.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyse and understand Cost Sheets Breakdown received from the Vendor and drive cost challenges where needed.
  • Use Cost Engineering best practises, processes and tools to optimize product cost.
  • Understand, maintain and populate the cost engineering tools, such as the Product Database and the Material Wastage library.
  • Be responsible initially for Small leather goods and Belt products cost management and following focus on Bags.
  • Be able to develop internal product cost estimate.
  • Manage cost engineering objectives, contributing to and in line with the overall Supply Chain cost management strategy.
  • Partner with Product Development, Raw Materials and Product Engineering teams to gather all cost information starting from the early development stages.
  • Partner with Merchandising team in order to gather all information on Target costs, Top priorities and Key shape products for the Business.
  • Follow the product cost variations during all development stages (from Prototype to Sampling).
  • Monitor cost performance in production.
  • Identify and propose Cost Savings opportunities by analysing and understanding vendors cost sheet breakdown.
  • Verify the consistency between actions taken and costs developed.
  • To work on specific projects within Global Sourcing that meet the future developments and margin requirements of the Business.
  • To conduct reverse engineering to cost core program when costing challenges arise.

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Degree level in Management Engineering or similar
  • Experience within a leather good or related industry is ideal
  • Fluent in Italian essential
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles
  • Advance use of Excel
  • Experience on hard accessories would be an advantage


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