Senior Product Developer, Sneakers - FARFETCH

IT Manin
19 Jan 2022
12 Feb 2022
Full Time
New Guards Group is the home to 9 international luxury brands: Marcelo Burlon County of Milan, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, Palm Angels, Unravel Project, Heron Preston, Alanui, Kirin Peggy Gou, Opening Ceremony and Ambush. We work with the understanding that fashion and luxury can be different: community-based, quality-driven, collaborative, truly global and quick. Our brands and products stem from creative and managerial innovation and the philosophy of Made in Italy. We're redefining the way luxury is conceived, communicated and shared. Where others see limits, we see goals.


Our monumental office in Via Manin is where NGG was born. It is home to the creative, product and production functions of all the NGG brands. Here you will absorb the essence of the NGG DNA and feel the creative input for all cross-category collections.


New Guards Group is looking for a Senior Product Developer specialized in Sneakers to oversee the development of the sneakers collection of the NGG brands from initial concept to final product. You will report to the Product manager and ensure all products meet cost, quality, and brand objectives.


    • Start follow and oversee the full process of sneaker development for all the NGG brands
    • Manage the planning coordination and execution of projects from insights to briefs, through to design, development, costing and commercialization
    • Supervise the process of material sourcing and development
    • Oversee the planning of seasonal structure to ensure on time delivery of samples and production
    • Lead relationships with suppliers and manufacturers on development projects and together with the production team provide feedback on all products
    • Complete technical product data sheets and cost sheets as required


    • 5+ years' experience in a similar role preferably in a luxury fashion brand
    • Bachelor's degree in fashion design or similar is preferred
    • Proven experience collaborating with International and national suppliers
    • Excellent knowledge and proven expertise on sneaker components
    • Excellent knowledge and use of Adobe package - InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
    • Excellent knowledge and use of Microsoft Office - particularly Excel
    • Good knowledge and use of PLM programs is a plus
    • Fluent in English written and spoken this will be tested in the interview process
    • Ability to manage stress and pay close attention to detail
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work well under pressure
    • Ability to work proactively, independently on multiple projects under tight timeframes
    • Highly organized, flexible with the ability to adapt to a fast-paced everchanging environment


    • Great compensation package (in consideration of your professional experience)
    • Lunch tickets
    • Discounts on all NGG brands and partners including FARFETCH and Browns
    • Be part of a young, dynamic and creative company with over 40 different nationalities
    • Brand new headquarters located in the centre of Milan


    • New Guards Group is committed to being an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, colour, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.

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