Product Developer

Recruiter
Fred Perry
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
competitive
Posted
16 May 2022
Closes
09 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Triple Wimbledon champion Fred Perry founded his brand in 1952. He was the son of a cotton spinner, who played and fought his way through, always with style – and despite the establishment. Today, Fred Perry is a global community of over 370 employees, all inspired by the Laurel Wreath and what it represents

Product Developer - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

PURPOSE: You will be working on special projects and collaborations with external design partners. Working across both Menswear and Womenswear Apparel, and on multi product categories: Jersey / Knit / Woven.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Key internal relationships with design team / tech team / planning and production team.
  • Setting up product packages to send to the factories – including all style information: product description / colours / materials / trims.
  • Approve lab dips and strike-offs, communicating comments to each factory.
  • Sourcing fabrics and trims with the factories / fabric suppliers as per each designer’s request.
  • Ensuring proto samples come in on time for fit meetings.
  • Attending fit meetings with the garment tech to advise of any product details; updating the tech packs accordingly and communicating back to the factories in a timely manner
  • Responsible for ensuring salesman samples come in on time for the photoshoot and quarterly sales exhibition.
  • Working closely with the marketing team on the sales brochure for each quarter.

THE PERSON:

  • 2 year minimum experience in the industry as a Product Development Assistant / Product Developer or similar role.
  • Technical understanding of garment construction to support the product development process.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work well under pressure to quarterly deadlines.
  • Positive and flexible team player, with confident communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook essential.

HOURS:

We actively encourage our teams to have a good work/life balance and so we are pleased to offer flexible working shifts at Fred Perry HQ. Our core shift hours are from 10am – 4.30pm and so employees can choose to start and finish early, or start and finish late. (i.e. work 8:00am-4:30pm, or 10:00am-6:30pm etc). We also have 30-minute early finish on Fridays.

As we continue to work in a more flexible way, the Head Office acts a brand hub, where we can all connect and collaborate with one another. This role is a mix of office based (London) and remote working. We will expect the employee to come into the office regularly for face-to-face meetings and to work alongside their team on collaborative projects.

BENEFITS:

We are proud to offer a wide range of benefits to all our staff, and continue to reassess what our community needs from us to thrive. We don’t want to be a good company to work for, we want to be a great one. Here are some things we currently offer:

  • Annual performance-related bonus
  • Competitive salary, reviewed every year
  • Generous staff discount and regular sample sales
  • Generous pension scheme with 8.5% company contribution
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days holiday annually
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages
  • Life insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Annual Birthday vouchers
  • Regular opportunities to attend gigs / events

We actively welcome applications from people of all different backgrounds. Your CV will be submitted to hiring managers with all personal details hidden to ensure anonymity.

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