Founded in 1856, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctive British identity. The brand has a strong reputation for design, innovation, and craftsmanship, with a focus on digital innovation.
La Fosse first engaged with Burberry to support their pioneering digital transformation, led by their CEO. The strategy involved rolling out industry-leading digital technology across the business, both in-store and on the catwalk. Since 2009, we have placed over 50 candidates into the organisation.
Partnering exclusively with Burberry, we have placed candidates to support key commercial initiatives including omnichannel, supply chain, logistics, store fulfilment, click and collect, EPOS, and CRM. To date, we have placed a wide variety of roles and continue to partner with Burberry on an exclusive basis.
Burberry’s digital mindset is an integral part of the brand and organisational culture, which promotes an industry-leading approach to artificial intelligence. The strength and longevity of our working relationship with the company means that La Fosse holds an interview-to-placement ratio of 3:1 for the account.
La Fosse has placed key candidates across all teams within the organisation, from infrastructure to digital to technology, and across a myriad of different disciplines, from business analysts and solution architects to retail product managers and change managers.
Our support has allowed Burberry to fulfil both business and customer-facing programmes, including a GDPR programme for which La Fosse sourced an entire team of security specialists. This set the company up for success moving into 2018 – ahead of the GDPR curve – which allowed them to secure the best candidates before the policy change.
Not only does the variety of placements indicate the depth of our organisational expertise in a variety of fields, but also the strength our internal collaboration, whereby several vertical specialists work on one team to provide the best service for a single account.
“La Fosse takes the time to discuss profiles and skills, making sure they provide the best candidates in order to close the gaps we were desperately trying to fill. They continue to provide outstanding service and put together a very strong team of four highly-qualified business analysts, who not only delivered above expectation, but also embraced the Burberry culture extremely rapidly.
La Fosse has a solid network and has been providing ongoing support during the process of recruiting candidates. They are never disruptive in their approach and always follow up on the performance of their candidates.”
JEAN GASNIER, BUSINESS ARCHITECT MANAGER, BURBERRY