Product Developer

London (East)
21 Oct 2021
21 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

As Product Developer, you will be collaborating with the design team ensuring their concepts are represented for each collection. You will be required to supervise the product development process from the handover of the range plan through to submission of selling samples; ensuring styles are constructed cost effectively, meet deadlines and liaising with manufacturers daily ensuring requests and deliveries are met through the critical path.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work seasons in advance to drive innovation and develop / source fabrications prior to each season, working closely with design to capture their vision
  • Continually research raw materials, trims working with suppliers and vendors to build on materials library and relationships
  • Liaise with our factory base/HK office ahead of each season for sourcing ensuring lead times are discussed in advance and to confirm booking of sampling materials / trims with sufficient time
  • Attend initials and press fittings each season ensuring materials, trims, colours are confirmed with design and to liaise with factory base on any potential changes.
  • Support the designers through developing seasonal collections from design concept through to prototypes
  • Manage the process of component approval into production – liaising with design and technical department i.e., lab dips approvals and ensuring materials are fit for purpose along with carrying out the approval of raw material submissions. This will be across the entire collection every season
  • Working closely with design, technical & HK office on all seasonal and exclusive collections

Ideal Candidate

  • Product Developer with 3-5 years’ experience
  • Expertise in developing multi product women’s soft separates; knowledge of knitwear & denim beneficial
  • Able to work both independently and part of a team and able to assist others when necessary
  • Methodical, analytical, and driven to make solutions
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst having a calm approach
  • Highly organised, good negotiator and influencer both within external & internal aspects of the business
  • Strong communications skills with clear and professional approach
  • Professional, dedicated, hardworking and committed person willing to invest long term
  • Demonstrates taste level that aligns with the brand
  • Experience of dealing with offshore suppliers

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