Burberry Limited - Hong Kong

INTRODUCTION

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.

JOB PURPOSE

Deliver the best product throughout the engineering process, mitigating any possible problems to deliver the highest quality to the customer

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work closely with vendors on product development, industrialization and bulk manufacturing processes.
  • Attend and organize PP Meeting Samples, to discuss and assess all styles allocated as high risk.
  • Communicate with UK Product Engineers (PE) to co-ordinate the handover of seasonal product risk
  • Support UK PE during proto stage (if requested) , highlight potential risks and  find solutions.
  • Approve PP garments for UK PE during busier periods 
  • Approve sealers and PP Meeting Sample garments at/with vendors
  • Review 100% TOP samples across Children`s wear (CHW) and storage arrangement.
  • Evaluate vendor capabilities via SWOT methodology (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats)
  • Ensure vendors and business partners are accountable and align with the Burberry understanding of luxury. Support and identify opportunities for elevation and improvement where required.  
  • Liaise with vendors to support and aid training & development for product key attributes.
  • Train vendor technical partners on Burberry manuals, guidelines, standards and expectations.
  • Monitor vendor technical performance including vendor score card feedback
  • Support vendors through Initial on-boarding and technical assessments. Ensuring that they are fully compliant with the Burberry ways of working and company values.
  • Monthly store visits to assess Burberry product and generate reports which can be used for future improvement purposes
  • Develop strong relationship with cross functional teams and global partners
  • Non-compliance management. Resolve NC’s. Analysis of root causes and fixes new standards to avoid in the future. Withdrawal/recall process trough green team
  • Managing hiring, orientation, training, development and WOW of technical teams to deliver against the business requirements
  • Develop new vendors technical support. Vendor selection & onboarding. Vendor CAP management.
  • Manage direct report/team to meet the annual goals and objectives.
PERSONAL PROFILE
  • technical degree in apparel & textiles /or relevant experience
  • 8+ years of experience within an apparel or related industry
  • min. 5years of experience in management level
  • knowledge of 3d and clo, lectra software usage
  • experience in apparel luxury brand
  • thorough knowledge global children product safety requirements
  • proven ability of manufacturing and quality processes
  • pattern cutting and grading
  • rm and product testing knowledge
  • management of an individual or team
  • fluent speaking in english and mandarin
MEASURES OF SUCCESS
  • Elevated Product Quality & Consistency in bulk, aim for NC reduction.
  • Reduction in Quality Failures, Customer returns due to Quality
  • On time approvals for speed and adherence to CP
  • Establish vendor Accountability, Training , CAP
  • Connectivity with Vendors, HK and London team members.

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.