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Product Development Assistant - Menswear

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

PURPOSE:

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

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

 

THE PERSON:

  • 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

TECHNICAL SKILLS

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


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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