Womenswear Product Developer

Recruiter
JW Anderson
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
10 May 2022
Closes
06 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Purpose:

Responsible for managing the entire garment development process after initial design stages through to final approval and launch.

Main Responsibilities:

Development:

  • Maintaining a supplier and manufacturer database / responsible for sourcing in line with sampling strategy.
  • Work to critical path with manufacturers/in house atelier, ensuring prototype deadlines are adhered to.
  • Manage the in-house and out of house sample making process.
  • Accountable for the womenswear PD spend/budget: responsible for ensuring trackers are updated regularly.
  • Work with all manufacturers to calculate make price from proto stage / according to target margin & line plan.
  • Active participation in design fits; proposing finishing’s / trims and ensuring flow of communication.
  • Work closely with Menswear design team on the day-to-day development of the collection: ensuring they are aware of deadlines and style count.
  • Accountable for the accuracy of for tech packs sent out to factories.
  • Responsible for ordering trims directly from manufacturers for prototypes and samples.
  • Accountable for ensuring all information and BOMS are in RLM on time and are accurate.
  • Responsible for ensuring all the collection tools/charts are updated so communication on the collection is clear to all cross functional departments.

Pre-Production

  • Responsible for all RTW handover to production: provide complete information on costing/BOM’s/technical data.​​​​​​

Skills and Experience Needed:

  • 4-6 years Product Development experience ideally in Womenswear.
  • Highly organized, demonstrates the ability to prioritize, manage and coordinate diverse activities simultaneously whilst also keeping a 360 view of the entire development process and progress.
  • Agile, adaptable and capable of multi-tasking and coordinating different projects with cross functional teams; partnering closely with the design team.
  • Solution orientated – problem solver, creative thinker, flexible and adaptable, resilient.

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