Product Development Assistant

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
15 Jul 2022
15 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Product Development

Reports to: Men’s Senior Product Developer


Our Values:

  • Every day the energy, creativity and passion of Manolo permeates through our business.
  • We believe in the artist and the artisan; we are innovative while still protecting our heritage.
  • We strive for timeless beauty and quality craftmanship.
  • We celebrate curiosity and believe in working proactively and being solution focused.
  • We believe in upholding family values; we treat everyone with honesty, respect and kindness while nurturing our teams to deliver excellence.
  • We believe in making people smile.



To give support to the Men’s Senior Product Developer in delivering the end to end development process with regards to Men’s collection, Special Projects, VIP & Special Orders, Designer Collaborations. Upload and maintain all data related to the products from Collection Line Building to Market opening in a timely manner. The nature of this role also requires some physical strength.



  • Create and manage labels for samples
  • Maintain up-to-date sample tracker
  • Liaising with vendors on shipments, tracking and monitoring deliveries to ensure they arrive on time
  • Log and photograph samples
  • Upload sample images in PLM system
  • Liaise with external Graphic Designer to instruct retouching of images for market
  • Upload retouched images into the PLM system
  • Review PLM to ensure product meets BOM and visual expectations
  • Responsible for shipments of prototypes and samples to and from the Italian suppliers and US office
  • Support with product and material information (material and product compositions, HS codes, material tech sheets upload)
  • Responsible for PLM management including style set-up for all styles by creating and maintaining BOM’s, updating style information and changes as necessary, all sample comments, and approvals
  • Sample management, including lending samples externally and internally but also re-labelling end of season and fit samples and shipping them to warehouse
  • Administrative support to the Men’s Senior Product Developer including supporting with prepping for meetings, shipping & ad hoc seasonal activities
  • Responsible for creating master seasonal and classic colour cards
  • Organising, filing, and archiving samples, swatches and raw materials
  • Inputting data and updating PLM, ensuring accuracy is maintained throughout the collection building
  • Ensure that departmental data is accurate and kept up to date in the system database
  • Create product/colour records and relevant BOMs in the PLM system
  • Coordinate with Men’s Senior Product Developer and Merchandising team to ensure that all production requirements such as colours materials and styles are met
  • Carryover classic styles in PLM system
  • Liaise with all parties involved in the process to ensure timings are respected
  • Check all technical specs with Men’s Senior Product Developer to ensure that they are correct and approved for production
  • Liaise with suppliers and request material and accessory technical sheets, composition, prices, MOQ
  • Insert all material and accessory information in PLM system
  • Create material orders and log them in material tracker
  • Keep material tracker up to date
  • Give support to the Men’s Senior Product Developer with regards to the Special Projects / VIP – Special Orders / Designer Collaborations

Any other tasks as requested.


Skills and Experience Required:

  • Italian language skills is required
  • Must have a sense of urgency
  • Ability to positively collaborate with all teams and supervisors
  • Possess the ability to multi-task and react to change
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills, able to effectively share information with the team in a clear, concise way
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, and ensure delivery of results within tight deadlines
  • Experience with large volumes of data entry, ensuring complete detail and accuracy even when working at speed
  • Must have a strong work ethic and motivation to learn
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel. PLM skills would be useful
  • 1-2 year experience in Product Development
  • Highly proficient in MS Office and PLM
  • Excellence: High level of finesse and excellence required in delivery of all tasks

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