Footwear Product Manager

Footwear Product Manager

£35k - 45k per year
REF: 11902 JJ

Job Description

An exciting opportunity to work for this ever-growing business based in the East Midlands!

You will have a passion and strong understanding of product across development, sourcing and design and be able to work collaboratively with all X-Functional departments including Design, Sourcing and Buying.

As the business grows there are amazing growth opportunities for your career!

Footwear Product Manager- The Role

  • Expertise in the footwear market, including trends/insights, external market drivers
  • Collaborate closely with Design, Merchandising, Product Development and foster strong cross-functional partnerships.
  • Prioritize the search for product elevation, i.e. sustainable material.
  • Work with vision, decisiveness, and a collaborative approach.
  • Experience in planning and forecasting, with practical experience in researching new opportunities and implementing successful account penetration.
  • Gets design direction from buyers to the sourcing teams on key shapes, colours, and finishes for the season and beyond. Highlighting key trends in time for the buying teams to be able to maximise their potential.
  • Interpret Design needs and provide full support and pass information to sourcing team.
  • Curate better/ best product offering in accordance with design vision, quality cost and lead-time goals.
  • Communicate daily with the Design Team, PD, overseas offices.
  • Liaise with suppliers (overseas office) to ensure technical issues are resolved and within the best available time frame.
  • Update product fit comments and sample feedback, providing technical support to the buyer/suppliers.
  • Aim to instil quality in the product from onset of development through final production.
  • Understand all technical properties and work with design and PD on correct application to the product. Ensure materials are “fit for purpose” and problem-solve quality lapses.
  • This role will ensure that the rolling change product level is adhered to and the products being developed are as intended from the initial idea concept and brief.

Footwear Product Manager- The Person

  • 5 years of Sourcing, Product Development, Buying, Planning or Production Management experience
  • A basic understanding of footwear fitting, grading, construction and manufacture
  • The ability to effectively communicate across internal departments and external sources, both verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to handle pressure working in a fast paced environment well

If this could be you, please get in touch-

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