Portfolio Manager, Commercial IT

Department:  Information Technology
City:  London
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 Portfolio Manager, Commercial IT will support the overall status and delivery of the Commercial IT global Project Portfolio. This involves supporting the project and programme governance for the delivery of all solutions and store projects globally, including the annual and in-year prioritisation, reporting status against KPIs.


This role can be based in our office in London or Leeds. 

  • Manage the control and governance of the Commercial IT Project Portfolio of solutions and store projects globally;
  • Collaborate with Regional teams and IT stakeholders to design, document, publish, and socialise a standard project and programme management framework across all programmes and projects;
  • Define and publish the necessary programme and project management templates and artefacts, including a detailed global Store Project roadmap;
  • Offering guidance to internal and third party Programme and Project Managers using the published delivery method;
  • Support a centralised governance approach to ensure that programme and project decisions are made collaboratively, and with the necessary representation from business functions and IT teams;
  • In partnership with the finance team, collate and report on portfolio financials including initial estimates, budgets and forecasts;
  • Liaise with IT team leads and business functional stakeholders to continuously review the performance of the portfolio and help create reports on progress against KPIs;
  • Partner closely with the Central IT Finance and Operations teams  to develop and drive process improvements;
  • Ability to enthusiastically take on one-off projects, activities and initiatives of a global nature.
  • A proven track record of stakeholder management. The individual should have both the tact and ability to converse and when required challenge senior stakeholders globally. 
  • A track record in working in dynamic and fast paced environments.
  • Experience of working in a global team.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills with a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Optional:
    • A broad background in IT across various sectors, ideally with some exposure to retail. 
    • Previous experience of IT Portfolio Management or Project Management.
    • Knowledge: Prince 2 Practitioner, Managing Successful Projects (MSP), or similar would be beneficial.

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 || Information Technology || IT - Commercial EMEIA || n/a ||

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