Technologist, Raw Materials Engineering Childrenswear

Department:  Supply Chain
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.


To develop and drive Raw Materials Engineering as an area of excellence within the upstream Technical Development phase for Burberry.

  • Ensure all engineering activities are effectively executed, including but not limited to: development, development testing, root cause analysis testing & response; article cost, risk assessment; compatibility (including colour & grading)
  • Ensure high-levels of engineering standards are achieved across all article categories
  • Ensure achievement of regulatory compliance is considered at all stages of development and achieved on the final article manufactured
  • Execute technical approval process, including validation of material Specification and development testing results
  • Timely, robust, customer focused decision making
  • Propose Innovation in the technical development of textile materials
  • Ensure the effective documentation and capture of product technical information
  • Mitigate risk by assessing compatibility within Bill of Materials
  • Contribute to the development and evolution  of technical and safety standards
  • Hold Business Partners accountable to Raw Materials performance standards, processes and production methodology
  • Ensure capabilities and capacities, of Raw Material Suppliers are accurately reflected in the supplier matrix
  • Continue to build collaborative partnerships with suppliers, ensuring timely 2-way communication to accomplish material development tasks
  • Support the apparel teams to monitor supplier performance, develop and improve supplier relationships
    Establish strong working relationship and collaboration with interfacing internal teams and with suppliers
  • Identify opportunities for training and elevation of Suppliers
  • Degree in Materials Technology /Engineering or equivalent
  • Fluency in Italian is an asset
  • Significant experience in Materials development or manufacturing.

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 || Supply Chain || Sourcing – Childrenswear || n/a ||

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