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Product Developer

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
21 Oct 2023

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Type of position: Product Developer

Company: Self Portrait

Areas of fashion: Fashion Design & Production

Location: Farringdon, London

Hours: Full time



As part of the Product Development team at Self Portrait, you will be collaborating with the design team ensuring their concepts are represented for each collection. You will be required to implement the product development process from the handover of the range plan through to submission of selling samples; ensuring styles are launched and constructed cost effectively. Meeting deadlines and liaising with manufacturers daily ensuring requests and deliveries are met through the critical path.



  • 3+ years’ experience in product development
  • Ability to work in partnership with Senior Designers, understanding and interpreting their creative aesthetic and design vision and translating this to teams and vendors
  • Experience in developing multi product categories
  • Experience launch tech packs and BOM's.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to work both independently and part of a team
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Experience of working in fast paced environment
  • Experience of attending fit sessions
  • Strong knowledge of fabrics and technical components
  • Experience within a luxury womenswear brand
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously
  • Stress-resilient and solution oriented
  • A strong eye for detail and high level of accuracy
  • An understanding of garment construction, print and embellishment
  • Maintaining good relationships and communication with our supply base
  • Zedonk experience preferred but not essential.
  • Tenacious and determined attitude with excellent attention to detail
  • Good negotiation, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Dedicated, hardworking and committed person willing to progress as the company grows
  • Passionate about the product
  • Travel may be required


  • Day to day monitoring of development progress with factories
  • Responsible for delivering all stages of sampling on time, to the quality standard and within cost price range
  • Building and maintaining a close working relationship with suppliers, design and technical teams.
  • Responsible for launching BOMs and tech packs
  • Responsible for approving lab dips, trims and fabric for bulk production
  • Attend initial and press fittings each season ensuring materials, trims and colours are confirmed with design and to liaise with the factory base on any potential changes
  • Working with the designers for tech pack handover and ensuring all tech packs are created and sent to manufacturers in line with agreed deadline  
  • Communicate changes after each stage of fitting to the factory base in terms of fabrication and trims
  • Working closely with the design team, technical team & HK office on all seasonal and exclusive collections
  • Supporting sales team with product information


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