Product Costing Engineer, Italian Speaker

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
London
County :
Greater London
Town :
LONDON
Category :
Production - Quality
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time
Experience :
5 to 10 years

Company description

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains a quintessentially British brand, with a closely connected, creative thinking culture at its heart. Burberry believes that to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its culture. Headquartered in London, the brand has built a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.

Job description

JOB PURPOSE

To be cost engineering expert for all non-Apparel (Accessories) products.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Analyse and understand Cost Sheets Breakdown received from the Vendor and drive cost challenges where needed.
Use Cost Engineering best practises, processes and tools to optimize product cost.
Understand, maintain and populate the cost engineering tools, such as the Product Database and the Material Wastage library.
Be responsible initially for Small leather goods and Belt products cost management and following focus on Bags.
Be able to develop internal product cost estimate.
Manage cost engineering objectives, contributing to and in line with the overall Supply Chain cost management strategy.
Partner with Product Development, Raw Materials and Product Engineering teams to gather all cost information starting from the early development stages.
Partner with Merchandising team in order to gather all information on Target costs, Top priorities and Key shape products for the Business.
Follow the product cost variations during all development stages (from Prototype to Sampling).
Monitor cost performance in production.
Identify and propose Cost Savings opportunities by analysing and understanding vendors cost sheet breakdown.
Verify the consistency between actions taken and costs developed.
To work on specific projects within Global Sourcing that meet the future developments and margin requirements of the Business.
To conduct reverse engineering to cost core program when costing challenges arise.

Profile

PERSONAL PROFILE

Degree level in Management Engineering or similar
Experience within a leather good or related industry is ideal
Fluent in Italian essential
Knowledge of Project Management principles
Advance use of Excel
Experience on hard accessories would be an advantage