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Product Manager

Employer
Fred Perry
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
competitive
Closing date
16 Dec 2022

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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 Manager - Collections & Collaborations - Maternity Contract

PURPOSE:  

A dynamic and pivotal role, with a broad remit stretching from Product Development; commercialisation of the Product Collections; range planning and working directly with global sales data and consumer insight & behaviour. You will be responsible for the Fred Perry shirt, Blank Canvas and Collaborations.

Reporting to the Product Director

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

To work collaboratively with and drive a dynamic cross business team covering all aspects of Product Development from Design concept through to global launch

To manage the development process of the Fred Perry Collections, in line with the Business Plan & Strategy

  • Working closely with multiple areas of the business in the planning and execution of the Collections
  • Working with the Head of Creative & the Design Team on the execution of the creative direction
  • Working collaboratively the Head of QA & Sustainability to ensure the collections are responsibly sourced and developed. Building in sustainability from the design stage
  • To ensure that the range is delivered, quality is well executed, and that it fulfils both the requirements of the Brand and the Global Markets
  • Build and deliver the seasonal Business strategy based on global analysis & Market insight
  • To be able to build and maintain excellent working relationships with our internal Business Teams and Global Supply base
  • Management of team workload, development and career progression in the form of a 6-month review and yearly appraisal
  • Manage product team to deliver new fabrics, new graphic techniques and trims by factory sourcing and comp shops
  • Lead Key meetings throughout the Design & Development process working towards final Business sign off

THE PERSON:

  • Graduate with a relevant degree and/or up to 10 years’ experience in Product Development
  • Passionate about product and leading by example with the ability to mentor and train the wider Team members
  • A natural leader with strong communicational skills
  • A self-driven, team player, able to work both independently as well as collaboratively with the wider Teams(s)
  • Expert knowledge of product construction and experienced working with varied global supply bases
  • Quick to react to, evaluate and resolve the day-to-day issues that arise during the development process
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and managing a diverse workload across multiple quarters

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.

Company

In 1952, Fred Perry founded his brand, designing his first pique tennis shirt the same year. That shirt would transcend sportswear to streetwear on the backs of generation after generation of British youth subcultures. The shirt is the start and end of everything we do, because it’s more than a shirt – it’s a rite of passage, it’s the uniform of the non-uniform. A true icon.

Fred Perry has never adjusted its course for anyone. Never tied itself to the latest subculture. This philosophy has led to long term collaborations with like-minded partners, from Comme des Garçons to Amy Winehouse and from Raf Simons to Charlie Casely-Hayford.

Our head office is in the heart of London. It’s where everything happens from Design, Product Development, Customer Service and Operations. We have over 200 shops around the world, from Glasgow to Brighton, Paris, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo to name a few. We are proud to have a community of customers from all over the world, adopting the Fred Perry Shirt in their own unique way.

Find Us
Telephone
07825 344700
Location
Fred Perry Ltd
37 Mount Pleasant
London
London
WC1X 0AA
United Kingdom
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