Technologist - Raw Materials, Hardware & Trims

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 RM & trims
  • Ensure the effective documentation and capture of product technical information
  • Mitigate risk by assessing compatibility within Bill of Materials
  • Contribute to the development of technical 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 RM, Trim Procurement, PD, GS 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

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Degree in Materials Technology /Engineering or equivalent
  • Fluent in Italian
  • Strong experience in Materials development or manufacturing


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