JUNIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPER (ACCESSORIES)

Recruiter
Gymshark
Location
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
Posted
26 Nov 2021
Closes
10 Dec 2021
Ref
4008412101
OVERVIEW:

Are you our next Junior Product Developer (Accessories)? We're looking for someone to join our Product Development team, to help us develop world class quality sportswear. Someone who wants to be part of a team that lifts each other up; a team that fails together and celebrates together. Someone who likes each day to be different, the challenge of doing things differently, and the freedom to figure things out for themselves. We work hard, sure, but we have a laugh while we do it. Sound like you? Here's the role up close:

As a Junior Product Developer, you are responsible for supporting the team in managing the development and execution of styles from concept to launch. You will assist the team to bring to market, world class, fit for purpose product, built and engineered to Gymshark standards. You will be responsible for the day to day operational tasks, to deliver the goals and objectives as set by the Development Manager - in line with the company vision. You will have the opportunity to grow and develop your technical skills and expertise to enable you to bring to life exciting and functional product for the Gymshark consumer. As a Junior Product Developer, you will collaborate with other product functions to support the Senior Product Developer to deliver the seasonal strategies.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Plan and organise allocated workload
  • Co-ordinate daily communication with Regional offices and cross functional teams to plan and execute all aspects of development
  • Works cross functionally to support the seasonal targets
  • Proactively engages in R&D to explore new ideas
  • Report and track against the Product Creation Calendar and Critical Path
  • Collaborate with Senior Product Developers and Materials team on new fabric, trim and logo development
  • Assist in Design/Development workshops to action pre-costing and development
  • Support Senior developer to deliver quality products, against target margins whilst maintaining design aesthetics, and adhering to Product briefs
  • Assist in the daily management of styles/collections from concept to launch & opportunity to manage own styles with Senior Product Developer supervision
  • Support the Development team with Design handovers
  • Create Tech Packs and Bill of Materials (BOM's) with high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Assist the Developers with sealing comments and proto reviews - preparing, checking, measuring samples, taking notes during reviews and updating Product Line Management (PLM) system
  • Organise and co-ordinate wear test trials
  • Occasional travel to suppliers and/or trade shows, comp-shopping
  • Administrative support for Development specific tasks such as: market research and projects, travel booking, sample management, coordinating supplier shipments
  • Collating returns data for analysis
  • Support Senior Developer in day to day tasks
  • Establish strong working relationships with Regional offices
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with suppliers
  • Collaborate with Product Operations team to support and contribute to key projects where necessary

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Graduate with appropriate qualification in apparel sector or equivalent experience
  • Keen interest in sports/performance accessories
  • Good understanding of soft and hard accessories construction
  • Good understanding of performance fabrics
  • Strong attention to detail a must
  • Demonstrate a pro-active approach to problem solving
  • Flexible and open to evolving business needs and priorities
  • Keen to build a strong commercial awareness and understanding
  • Resourceful and uses initiative to grow and develop knowledge and skills
  • Good knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Adobe Illustrator, and able to master new systems quickly, such as Product Line Management (PLM)

WE HIRE PEOPLE.

Real-life humans, each with their own unique set of thoughts, beliefs, cultures and identities with a background and body that is completely individual. Together, as unique individuals, we make Gymshark stronger.

If you're reading this, you're probably applying for or considering applying for a job with us, and we want you to know that Gymshark is an equal opportunity employer. For us, that means we always, and will always, strive to be as inclusive as possible in all aspects of employment and that we do not, and will not, tolerate discrimination of any kind.

ABOUT US.

We're here to unite the conditioning community. We believe that putting the sweat in today, prepares us for tomorrow. So, we give people the tools they need to reach further, go faster, be stronger. We celebrate those who show up - for themselves - to be their physical or mental best, whatever that means for them. It's what we want for our community, and our team. A team that's growing rapidly around the world. A collective of talented individuals working together to invent Gymshark's future. Our plans are ambitious, and we're looking for people who want to join us for the ride - our growth will be your growth.

THE PERKS.

πŸ™Œ Competitive β€˜Win Together, Lose Together' Bonus
🩺 Full private medical insurance with no excess
πŸ– 25 days holidays + your birthday and all the Bank Holidays which can be substituted and taken whenever you want.
πŸ’» A truly Flexible Working Culture
πŸ‘₯ A collaborative, creative and inspiring working environment
πŸ’° Employer pension contributions up to 7%
🀩 Life Assurance at four times your basic salary
🦈 50% Gymshark Discount
🎁 Gymshark Gift Card for each year of service
πŸ₯‡ Financial, Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support
πŸ“š Great Training and Learning Resources
πŸ–₯ Choice of hardware and access to the best software
πŸ€’ Paid time off when you're physically and mentally unwell
🧸 Very Generous Family Leave package - we support you extending your family
🍎 Refuel - Healthy fresh food at GSHQ
πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Lifting Club (LC) Gym Membership
πŸ‘‰ Free monthly massages
πŸ’ˆ Beauty and Barber facilities
🚘 Free on-site parking