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Senior Product Developer

  • Full Time
  • London


Salary - £42k

Global sports retail brand looking for a Senior Product Developer to manage the full product creation process from initial concept to delivery. The main goal is to get the best product at the best cost point, and delivered on time.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an international sports brand, that has seen substantial growth across global accounts, and will offer an opportunity to progress professionally & personally.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the product creation process from initial concept through to commercialisation and production for the apparel product line to lead to on time delivery and development.
  • Responsible for the development process of all seasonal apparel product; create specs, grading, bill of materials, and detailed drawings.
  • Work closely with suppliers in different regions during all phases of the product development process (including sourcing of trims/fabrics).
  • Track and facilitate sampling and prototyping for products.
  • Analyse and comment on prototypes to ensure that quality, construction, fit is aligned with brand needs and accurately reflect construction specifications.
  • Responsible for cost review and negotiation to meet target FOB prices and profit margins during the development phase.
  • Identify and address key issues and challenges in product construction, material selection, manufacturing, pricing; and plan accordingly to deliver proven and tested products.
  • Monitor and communicate progress and challenges throughout the product testing process to meet product integrity requirements.
  • Keep abreast of market trends, new fabrics/techniques and consumer needs throughout the development process.

Key Skills:

  • 8 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Good Knowledge of fabrics & trims
  • Strong technical understanding of garment construction and materials, textiles, tech pack creation.
  • Understanding of patterns, fit and grade rules for men’s and women’s wear.
  • Knowledge of the apparel engineering and manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with materials sourcing, preliminary costing and negotiating skills.
  • Experience with communicating with factories.
  • Previous team management experience & ability to mentor junior members of the team.

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