Job Details

Job title

Product Manager, Duke + Dexter

Location

London, United Kingdom

Level

Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

As Head of Product, your key responsibility will be to lead on creating, sourcing, sampling and executing new product for the brand as a whole. The Head of Product will work closely with our Founder and Head of Marketing to execute new product that aligns with & builds on the brand’s identity and vision. 

Job Summary

-       Design, create and execute new product roadmaps for upcoming seasons.

-       Control the design, development and merchandising process from the creative concept into pre-production to achieve commercial execution (market needs) as well as financial goals (target FOB’s).

-       Work directly with our factories on new designing, sampling, material sourcing, margin requirements, quality assurance etc.

-       Communicate with suppliers, requesting and negotiating prices to reach set margin goals.

-       Place orders, monitor the production and secure production deliveries according to planned time schedules and fixed deadlines.

-       Control margin developments and strategically steer the product developments as well as pre-production to meet both customers and corporate needs.

-       Work with our wholesale department to create exclusive designs for our key wholesale partners (Selfridges, Harrods, Tsum, Levels etc.) tailored specifically for the retailer and their target markets.

-       Research, create and execute new collaborations with other brands, major influencers and celebrities, as well as potential B2B partnerships with members’ clubs and hotel chains.

-       Attending fashion shows and design conferences to constantly seek new innovative materials and design ideas.

The Ideal Candidate

-       Minimum 3 years of relevant experience

-       A degree in either Fashion, Footwear or Product Design is highly desirable

-       Experience in development/production of footwear is preferred but not required

-       Used to work under pressure with deadlines

-       Open to travel

-       Excellent problem solving ability and solution minded

-       A passion for product, sustainability and details

-       Key computer skills: Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design.

About Us

Duke + Dexter is the most exciting, talked about and disruptive men’s London footwear label. Since launching in 2014, D+D has received international recognition, selling to over 120 countries worldwide and working with reputable international retailers including Harrods, Selfridges, The KaDeWe Group, Level Shoes and Tsum.

The brand has its HQ in Victoria, as well as a flagship store in Covent Garden.  

A Winner at Draper’s 2017 & 2019 Footwear Awards as Premium Footwear Brand of the Year and nominated for Best Online Footwear Business in 2018, the brand has found favour with a credible celebrity clientele. Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Timberlake, Jonah Hill, Tinie Tempah and Rihanna have all sported D+D's - helping cement their position as a leading footwear label. 

This summer, D+D joined forces with iconic American rapper Snoop Dogg to create an exclusive line of 12 initial styles. The collaboration was limited to exactly 1,000 pairs in total. 

A truly British enterprise, each pair of Duke & Dexter shoes is designed in London and handmade in their family-run Sheffield workshop. Over 80 years old, the factory prides itself on combining deep-rooted skills with precision and care to ensure all products are crafted to the highest standard. Committed to supporting British craftsmanship, D+D works very carefully to sustainably source and handpick their leathers, suedes and fabrics.