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Product Development Assistant - Womenswear

Fred Perry
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
30 Dec 2022

Job Details

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


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

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with cross functional in-house team. The position therefore requires a team player with a hands-on approach; someone who is able to manage their time well in order to adhere to the Business Critical Path


  • Support the Product Team to develop styles as outlined by the Business Plan
  • Maintain and update product critical path from proto sample through to salesman samples/Red Seal, ensuring key timelines are adhered to
  • Working within the Product Team to compile and maintain packages (Product specification Packs) throughout the development process
  • Manage the inhouse system (AS400/BOS), issuing and maintaining style numbers, colour codes, product descriptions and analysis codes
  • To assist in the development and sourcing of seasonal fabrics, yarns and trims
  • Communicate effectively with the Design, Quality, Planning and Marketing teams
  • Manage and organise samples to and from suppliers
  • Carry out comparative shopping analysis in store and on-line to support Product R&D and Price Sign Off
  • Ensure imagery and product information is correct for the quarterly sales brochure
  • Travel to UK Trade Shows, Fabric Fairs and Suppliers when required
  • Setting up and supporting quarterly Global Sales Exhibitions
  • Develop seasonal SMU’s when required


  • Graduate with a relevant degree and/or up to 1 years experience in a similar role
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and managing a varied workload across multiple quarters
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about product with a willingness to learn
  • An integral part of the team who is able to work collaboratively with Design and Quality throughout the end to end process


  • Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite & Microsoft systems
  • Knowledgeable on fabrics, yarns and materials


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.


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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