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Senior Sampling & Development Co-Ordinator

Employer
SALONI
Location
Clerkenwell, London (Greater)
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

SALONI is a fashion company headquartered in London with an office in Hong Kong that was launched in 2010. The company has built a strong international wholesale business (particularly in the USA) and has a successful and growing Direct to Consumer business through its own website. Production is global though the majority is based in Asia.

Senior Sampling & Development Co-Ordinator

The Senior Sampling & Development Co-Ordinator will be working closely alongside the design & fabric team in translating design concepts into well-finished, luxury products. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and detail-orientated Womenswear product developer, who thrives in a busy, multi-tasked environment, to join a dynamic creative team in all stages of development. This is a full-time role, based in the company’s London Head Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Reporting to the Head Designer & Sampling Manager, you will be playing a key role in the full development process, from approved sketches, through toiling stages, manage issuing for sampling with factories, and follow through development of each product to production handover.

• Plan, coordinate and execute sampling with factories, once seasonal collection linesheets are signed off on, to ensure timely delivery of all sample sets ahead of collection launch.

• Responsible for overseeing sampling with all overseas and local factories.

• Technical specs for samples and prototypes.

• Trim sourcing & development, as required.

• Updating of sketches after fittings, and co-ordinating information with Atelier, as required.

• Following seasonal Critical Path as set by Sampling Manager- work closely with internal teams to co-ordinate seasonal deadlines.

• Liaise with Atelier regarding workflow and organisation of development fittings.

• Working with Fabric Co-ordinator/ Developer on seasonal sampling fabric orders and sourcing of new qualities.

• Costing of each style, working alongside Design & Merchandising to ensure pricing needs are met.

• Zedonk data entry.

CANDIDATE:

• Highly organised and can keep on top of a fast-paced day to day.

• Solutions-based thinker.

• Positive, can-do attitude.

• Hands on, able to work well in a team as well as independently.

• Proven ability to execute and deliver to deadlines on time.

EXPERIENCE:

• 4- 5 years experience in a similar product development role in a luxury fashion company.

• Strong experienced in working with similar product categories (Dresses, Blouses, Skirts, Jumpsuits) & fabrications (Silks, Crepe, Cottons) within woven womenswear.

• Experience working with Asian factories a plus.

• Clear knowledge of garment construction and finishings.

• BA or equivalent qualification - Creative background preferred.

• Software: Microsoft office (Excel), Adobe (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator), Zedonk.

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