Head of Development & Production

Stine Goya
Copenhagen, Hovedstaden (DK)
Competitive annual salary + benefits
04 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021
BOF – Head of Development & Production
Contract Type
Full Time

Stine Goya is currently recruiting an experienced and enthusiastic Head of Development & Production to lead, inspire and manage the company's development, production and pattern making team – reporting to the CEO. Spearheading the department with a keen passion for sustainability and product – with exceptional organizational skills, in-depth knowledge and an established supplier network – this is an incredibly exciting role with significant room for innovation and personal growth.


Sustainability, Merchandising & Planning

  • Collaborate with the Creative Director and Head of Design to achieve optimum product management, line planning, new product initiations and development across the line.
  • Submit seasonal data and reports while contributing to the range build/merchandising.
  • Responsible for respecting the range plan, collection balance and target margins of all categories and collections.
  • Manage the company’s yearly development calendar, following all key plans and activations closely.
  • Develop and monitor the company’s sustainable policy, Responsible for the company’s fibre matrix system and acting as the responsible party for all targets.
  • Consistently working with a sustainability-first mindset, sourcing and developing new fabrics and trims.
  • Working with suppliers and partners on social initiatives and working conditions.

Sourcing & Development Responsibilities

  • Drive sourcing activities and ensure we always remain up to date on new technologies and trends, treatments etc. together with the team
  • Manage Stine Goya’s product integrity and order specification compliance (including fitting, washing, treatments and general workmanship).
  • Ongoing assessments of existing suppliers base and sourcing of new suppliers and close contact with fabric and yarn mills, and trim suppliers
  • Pre-book sampling fabrics and materials and order placement for sampling and coordinating deliveries. 
  • Creating collections in the company’s ERP system (SPY) with all needed, correct and aligned information and data
  • Monitor on-time delivery of proto and sales samples to Stine Goya standards.

Production, Quality & Operational Responsibilities

  • Manage order planning, including capacity booking and being able to monitor product setups and orders in our ERP system.
  • Strategic buying, pre-bookings and stock together with Head of Sales.
  • Manage the costing process and analysis of margins per product category and decide on negotiation strategies going to suppliers
  • Negotiate prices with manufacturers in relation to expected volumes
  • Quality control at suppliers and company’s warehouses making sure products are adhering to Stine Goya standards.
  • Responsible for suppliers and partners meet the company’s Code of Conduct, Supplier Manual, chemical requirements and ensuring the audit of all factories on a yearly basis

Key competencies

  • Management experience and comfortable leading a team within sourcing, pattern making and production
  • Budgeting and strategic management and experience working with sustainable strategies and implementation
  • Analytical mindset and confident in merchandising
  • Established supplier network across all tiers and product categories, within both Europe and Asia
  • Acute technical knowledge of fabrics, yarns and trims and a strong understanding of garment construction
  • High sense of quality, workmanship and attention to detail
  • Strong negotiator
  • Keen problem solver with a proactive attitude
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment