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Product Developer - Leather Goods, Footwear and Accessories

Casablanca Paris
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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This is a full time position based in our London office. Candidates must have a valid right to work in the UK

We are looking for a Product Developer with minimum 5 years experience in Footwear/Leather Goods/Accessories to join our team in London. You will be responsible for the product development of all Footwear, all Bags and Small Leather Goods and some general Jewellery/Eyewear admin tasks, from sketch through to production.

The role:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, design and production teams
  • Working very closely with the design team to ensure that the designers vision is well executed and functional
  • Liaising with merchandising, production, ecommerce and sales teams
  • Negotiate costs and maintaining target costs
  • Create tech packs and give comments to suppliers
  • Manage and update the Accessories critical path and follow deadlines
  • Responsible for ordering and delivering protos and SMS on time
  • Technical knowledge of Bags and Footwear
  • Research and source new suppliers for Bags, Footwear and Jewellery
  • Knowledge of supplier capabilities, materials
  • Technical knowledge of processes and constructions for ideally Bags and Footwear
  • Seasonal material research and development
  • General admin

The candidate:

  • Previous experience in a similar Accessories PD role is essential, ideally with Footwear, Bags and Accessories, however this can be flexible to more specialised experience
  • Skills in interpreting a designers vision
  • Experience in keeping strong relationships with suppliers
  • Enthusiastic and passionate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Really organised and pre-emptive of tasks
  • Self-motivated and comfortable multi-tasking
  • Solutions orientated
  • Confident identifying any risks or challenges that come up at all stages, and making recommendations for solutions
  • Proactive and a team player
  • Knowledge of Office package, Adobe and Zedonk systems
  • Knowledge of Italian language is desirable but not essential

Note: This list is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the job. The content above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the role. This does not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


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