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Trim Developer

Date: 21-Feb-2017

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: Burberry Limited

Req ID: 96861

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.

The Fabric and Trim Development team work closely with Design and Product Development to realise the creative vision for each collection each season.  As Trim Developer for Womens Mainline you will be involved in all aspects of research and development, working closely with internal and external partners to ensure developments are in line with the Critical Path and business strategies.  If you have experience in a similar environment at a relevant level and an affinity for the Burberry aesthetic, this could be a great opportunity to join us. 


  • Seasonal research, development and presentation to designers of new concepts in all trim materials
  • Being cross functional with all departments internally and to manage communication with trim suppliers
  • Accountable for maintaining all data, pricing and testing of trims and ensuring accurate update of TLL and PLM
  • Adhere to and manage the Critical Path to ensure timely delivery of trims and components
  • Responsible for monitoring spend, keeping in-line with the budget and tracking excess trim value and quantities

Person Profile:

  • Fashion/ textiles or related degree (or equivalent) an advantage
  • Strong written and verbal communication; English essential, plus Italian or Chinese an advantage
  • Experience of PLM systems an advantage
  • Raw Material Trim development experience working at a relevant level, preferably within a luxury brand, ideally focussed on Womenswear
  • Knowledge of production techniques, commercial pricing and testing standards
  • Proven effective relationship management with Design, Product Development teams and Raw Material Trim supplier spectrum
  • Knowledge of current market, trends and competitor’s products
  • Confidence using all programmes in the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Outlook, Word and Powerpoint) essential
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and problem solve
  • Ability to handle a fast pace and high level of pressure
  • Collaborative and flexible approach with the ability to communicate with all levels of the business

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 || Creative || Product & Fabric Development || n/a ||

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