At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.
We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.
This role is integral to the successful partnership between Burberry and Coty. To deliver programs of work for the category that deliver both commercially and from a creative brand perspective, enabling Coty to roll out launches to the agreed three year critical path.
The purpose of the Senior Project Manager is to drive projects forwards across creative teams, ensuring that all aspects of a project are moving ahead at pace, with teams adhering to the process.
This role will ensure the best possible outcome for projects both strategically and creatively, by ensuring each phase is handled to best affect, with timings and milestones suitably protected at each stage.
Internal and external stakeholder management is a key part of this role – both in bringing together decision making for leadership, as well as raising risks and addressing blockers effectively.
You will own the holistic delivery of fragrance & make-up projects – driving projects in an inspiring and collaborative way, through to ensuring teams are progressing as needed in each area.
You will establish, communicate, and drive project milestones ensuring that all teams are clear on what is expected of them, when – and progressing as required.
You will be responsible for capturing the deliverables across all areas of your project, in order to understand and bring together teams and decision making according to the project scope.
You will be the main point of contact for all creative and commercial teams on projects - reviewing and consolidating any feedback from internal and external stakeholders.
With your role spanning department wide, you will have the ability to apply your skills across disciplines, while operating at a level that promotes the accountability on others to progress work autonomously – allowing you to maintain full sight of the of work going on across the breadth of your project.
With the concept and marketing plan agreed - you will handover to specialist Producers and Post Producers in Content and Print to deliver the creative; with them updating you of any issues that impact the wider project but collaborating across teams very closely to keep projects on track.
You will work to protect the creative teams time and keep individuals focused, as well as being able to confidently present creative thinking in wider business meetings to support Art Directors and Designers.
You will drive decision making with teams and senior leadership, to move initiatives forwards in a productive way. You will confidently identify and address issues and risks, with the ability to find solutions to challenging situations – escalating as required.
Capable of driving end to end processes and timings across multiple teams, to ensure the best result for the brand
Excellent at interrogating strategic briefs, rationalising complex information, providing clarity on dependencies to teams
Ability to juggle multiple briefs at once
Clearly facilitating decision making across a broad range of senior stakeholders
Have the sensibilities of a creative producer and thus be a trusted partner to creative teams
Proven experience in formal project management roles, ideally working within a similar industry, working closely with creative and marketing teams. Should have experience leading 360 projects end to end
Hold first class interpersonal skills – especially meeting management, facilitation, presentations, and written communications
Accountable for delivery of projects on time and on budget by leveraging multiple skill sets, so must be able to understand the needs of each team, then balance these to ensure delivery is running effectively
Pro-active and capable of driving the project forwards in a positive way - with a hunger for inspiring change and operational improvement
Ability to form trusted relationships with stakeholders
Awareness of the creative process end-to-end to collaborate effectively with creative teams and understand their ways of working and process
Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.