Product Developer – Handbags & Soft Accessories
GANNI is looking for a Product Developer to join our growing accessory product team at our Paris office.
GANNI is committed to creating a more diverse, equal and inclusive workforce, building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. It is a fundamental policy at GANNI not to discriminate on any basis or characteristics and celebrate diversity. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to apply.
At GANNI we see behaving responsibly as our moral obligation. GANNI focuses on making more responsible choices every day to do better for our planet and community. Responsibility is at the heart of everything we do and we encourage all employees to take part in our journey towards becoming a more inclusive, equal and responsible business. Read more about our journey minimizing our impact in our 2020 Responsibility Report.
OUR VISION & MISSION
Hack(ing) the fashion system.
Evolving from a distinctive Scandinavian fashion brand, we are more than a way of dressing - we are a creative collective and diverse community of first movers, committed to environmental responsibility and progressive social activism, setting the tone for the next generation to follow.
A Product Developer of Handbags and Soft acc will be working in close corporation with our existing product development manager and the accessory design team.
The developer will handle all tasks related to handbags and soft acc throughout both the development stage as well as production.
This includes sourcing, supplier selection, preparing set-ups, proto typing, price negotiation, ensuring final fit and production comments, keeping the critical path as well as securing quality and quantity in correspondence with the demand and planning teams.
Suppliers will have the developer as first point of contact and the position also hold creation and maintenance of product master data throughout the products lifecycle.
You will be an ambassador for GANNI. The GANNI culture is based on a learning and results-driven mentality. Where everyone is united by a common purpose of (hack)ing the fashion system. You share our values of Openness, Optimism, Authenticity, Accountability & Responsibility
THE RESPONSIBILITIES AHEAD OF YOU
You will be working independently but as part of the full product team with;
- Sourcing of New Materials
- Continuous long term development of responsible materials
- Prepare and distribute style set-ups and tech packs for suppliers
- Corrections and fitting of Proto types, SMS and production samples.
- Create and maintain master data in ERP/PDM/PLM system + supporting workflows
- Ordering and management of samples collections.
MUST HAVE REQUIREMENTS
We need a team player with high sense of the fashion business:
- 3-5 year’s experience in Product Development of Handbags and preferably soft acc.
- Technical skills in handbags and a good apparel understanding in general.
- Solid understand of the critical timeline related to commercial fashion
- High level of both verbal and written English
- Flair for working with multiple digital tools and platforms and high level of accuracy.
- Knowledge of Microsoft NAVISION is an advantage
The position is required to travel frequently to visit suppliers as well as participating in relevant meetings at GANNI HQ in Copenhagen
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR GANNI UNIVERSE?
We hope you got all your questions answered and feel motivated to join our team and become a part of the GANNI Family. If you have more questions regarding the position please contact [Gry Anna Nordensgaard, Production & Product Development Director] at [firstname.lastname@example.org]
We will be interviewing candidates continuously and kindly ask you to send your application and CV as soon as possible. Please use the “Apply for position”.
All documents must be submitted in English.
Based in Copenhagen and owned and run by husband-and-wife team Creative Director Ditte Reffstrup and Founder Nicolaj Reffstrup, GANNI has developed exponentially over recent years with its Scandi 2.0 sense of style full of personality and contrasts. GANNI is all about making our community who wear our clothes feel even more confident and capable of anything. For us, acting responsibly is a moral obligation. We are on a journey to minimize our social and environmental impact and strive to be a more responsible version of ourselves every day. In 2020, we launched our GANNI Gameplan setting ourselves 44 tangible goals to be reached by 2023 across four main pillars; People, Planet, Product and Prosperity.
GANNI has offices in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Paris, London and New York and is represented in more than 600 of the world’s top-tier retailers as well as 26 GANNI concept stores across Europe, and the United States. GANNI.com delivers internationally to 33 countries including Australia, Canada and South Korea.