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Product Developer - LRTW

Employer
COS
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

Job Details

As a Product Developer, you are responsible for driving the product development in your department, focusing on fit, garment construction, component development, fabric research and sourcing. Working in close collaboration with our Senior Designer/Designers, you are responsible to follow through on sketch to production. Collaborate closely with Design, Buying, Pattern teams, Fabric & Trim Developer and having direct communication with our Suppliers and Production Offices. Create and maintain the Critical Path to ensure timely delivery of samples and production. You will support with the product decision in the Buying team. In this role you will bring innovation and your fashion awareness to elevate the department's products. 

What you will do:  

  • Responsible to execute an efficient component and product development strategy and sample handling in terms of purpose of the product, profitability, and sustainability 
  • Responsible to work closely with the product, price, profitability strategy in accordance with the department goals 
  • Work towards the omni channel strategy and drive the timelines for your department 
  • Drive the product development strategy in-line with the overall profitability goals 
  • Keep updated with the overall market conditions and share relevant customer insights with product and Buying team and take actions accordingly 
  • Collaborate with the department’s Buying, Design, Pattern, Production teams, and supply chains, working towards an efficient information and workflow process; long-term and short-term goals, securing overall timeline for the product department 
  • Develop strong relationships with Production Office and Supply Chain teams to ensure best samples 
  • Responsible to plan and execute the product development from start to end in close collaboration with the Senior Designer/Designers 
  • With a focused component and product development method you contribute and ensure follow-up on the product and the department profitability and sustainability goals 

Qualifications

Alignment to our company values is the most important characteristic we look for in all new joiners. Our values are the behaviours that we appreciate above and beyond anything else. We are open-minded and curious, we dare to be different, we believe in constant improvement and we empower and trust you to take ownership. Our values are part of who we are, what we stand for and how we act.

What you need to succeed:

  • Previous experience as an established Product Developer, with experience of soft woven product groups in LRTW 
  • Strong Product Development background working with a Design team, preferably working in a luxury brand 
  • Up to date and knowledgeable in the latest trends styles, patterns silhouettes, fabrics, having an excellent eye for detail 
  • Excellent knowledge of the global fashion industry and high awareness of future fashion and trend predictions 
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to inspire, influence and present confidently 
  • Thrives in a fast paced, agile environment with exceptional organisational skills and ability to prioritize on a consistent basis 
  • Excellent understanding of garment construction as a Product Developer 

Additional information

This is a full-time permanent contract based at our Head Office in London.

Benefits

We offer all our employees attractive benefits with extensive development opportunities around the globe. All our employees receive a 25% staff discount usable on all our H&M Group brands in stores and online. In addition to our staff discount, all our employees are included in our H&M Incentive Program – HIP. You can read more about our H&M Incentive Program here.

In addition to this UK based colleagues also receive:

  • Up to 25 days holiday
  • Annual health checks
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts on various activities and financial/lifestyle products via our benefits hub
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee assistance via retail trust  
  • Private health & dental care

Inclusion & Diversity

At COS we’re determined to create and maintain inclusive, diverse and equitable workplaces throughout our organisation. Our teams should consist of a variety of people that share and combine their knowledge, experience and ideas. Having a diverse workforce leads to a positive impact on how we address challenges, on what we perceive possible and on how we choose to relate to our colleagues and customers all over the world. Hence all diversity dimensions are taken into consideration in our recruitment process. 

Company Description

About COS: Since our launch in 2007 we have opened stores and sell online in over 40 countries worldwide. Our collection offers elevated essentials, iconic pieces and innovative design. The creative soul of the brand is visualised through our storytelling, seasonal runway shows and connect with contemporary culture to create an experience beyond the expected. From the beginning, our design ethos has always put lasting style, quality and sustainability first. Today 92% of the materials in our collection are more sustainably sourced.

Ready to register interest? Click on the I’M INTERESTED link where you can upload your CV securely. Once we have received your application, we will keep you updated regularly about the status of your application so please look out for our email.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Company

COS collections combine lasting quality with timeless design; clean silhouettes, innovative techniques and functional details.

Offering reinvented classics and wardrobe essentials that are designed to be worn beyond the season, collections comprise ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes for women, men and children alongside a curated range of furniture, books and homeware items by external designers and makers.

Part of the H&M group, COS launched in 2007 with a flagship store on London’s Regent Street. Since then the brand has opened stores worldwide in carefully considered locations, applying an architectural design concept that preserves buildings’ original features whilst creating a modern interior space. Across store and online retail, COS is available in over 30 markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and the Middle East.

The brand’s seasonal collections draw inspiration from a broad range of influences including architecture, design and art. As a reflection of these influences, COS is committed to supporting the world of art and design through collaboration. Working with established and emerging artists, studios and galleries all over the world, COS creates unique brand projects that celebrate creativity and innovation. Recent partners include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, architect Sou Fujimoto, the Donald Judd Foundation and filmmaker artists Lernert & Sander. 

 

 

 

 

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