Head of Photography, Studio: Burberry

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.
Within Burberry the Studio provides a full photographic production service for various teams and departments within Burberry. From scheduling product for photo shoots to retouching a wide variety of luxury fashion imagery for e-commerce and commercial marketing.

A highly capable Photography Manager with experience in a high throughput studio environment. Responsibilities will include planning and execution of all aspects of photography operations including; Lighting, Equipment maintenance, Image Quality Control, Guideline Adherence, video and photography capture. Studio space management and upkeep. Creating guidelines with guidance from art direction – ensuring these are followed among freelance and in-house teams. Working closely with post production to ensure the best technical outputs available. Approve daily all product photography imagery produced within the photo studio to be presented to styling. Closely collaborate with production and wider teams on improving processes, capabilities and efficiency of the photo studio.
This role will provide creative and technical support for photography teams within our studio to accomplish financial objectives while meeting service/quality requirements and creating a high performing, high brand-standard operation. Reporting into the Production Manager you will help support the goals of the organization to maintain and expand the business whilst meeting/exceeding internal client expectations. Due to a deadline-driven nature the photo studio is a constantly-operating, fully-booked business versus a project-oriented or agency-driven business.
The candidate will be expected to demonstrate an ability to build strong relationships. They will act as point of contact with vendor partners, freelance and contract personnel. The Studio has grown significantly over the years and provides photographic services to all areas of the business, from Digital Commerce, Creative Media, PR and Marketing as well as Internal Communications.

Still Life Fashion Photography
Studio Model Photography
Studio lighting (flash and constant)
Shooting tethered
Industry-standard software knowledge, including Capture One and Photoshop.
Proven track record of working to studio agreed KPIs.
Confident taking feedback and direction
Operate effectively under pressure
Creative but also able to follow defined guidelines accurately.
Management of photography equipment

Excellent Team Player.
Flexible approach to work.
Ability to work to tight deadlines.
Positive attitude to resolving problems.

Photo Studio Teams including:
Art Direction
Visual Merchandising Department
Digital Commerce Department
Press and Marketing Teams
Sample and Showroom Teams

Experience working for a high profile fashion brand
Experience managing a team within a studio environment.
Advanced content and digital asset management experience
Experience managing stock inventory and vendor/supplier orders
Ability to work well within a team
Ability to work well to deadlines and under pressure
Proactive and able to take initiative
Detail oriented and creative
Degree in Photography, Graphic design or Fashion related desirable

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

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