Product Developer - Motorcycle Apparel

Product Developer - Motorcycle Apparel

£ Dependent on experience
REF: 11601 KK

Job Description

I am looking for an experienced Product Developer to join an exciting and rapidly growing automotive apparel business, based in North London.

This fun and friendly team is passionate about what they do and would love a like minded, hardworking passionate individual – ideally with an interest in motorcycle apparel – to join the crew!

This person’s focus will be on the development of performance and casual outerwear for a successful motorcycle brand, ensuring that products meet or exceed sales, margin, testing requirements. Working closely with Designers and international manufacturers to develop the products and bring them to market from concept to creation, this is a pivotal role within the team.

Product Developer - Motorcycle Apparel: The Role

  • Developing performance and casual outerwear for a well-known, exciting international motorcycle brand.
  • You will be managing a team of freelance Designers, working closely with them to create exciting garments and accessories for the customer.
  • Products include performance motorcycle riding jacket, jeans, helmet, footwear, and gloves. Casual outerwear would include leather and textile jackets. I
  • Knowledge and experience of CE certification for safety products would be a big advantage. 
  • You will be working with factories on development and cost negotiations, managing lead times, MOQ...etc 
  • It will be your responsibility to ensure product quality and styling is right for the market
  • You will also be creating trend boards, range building, choosing fabrics, colours trims etc,  approving samples and ensuring all products are subjected to significant, rigorous testing.
  • You will be managing several critical paths at once, working across 4 seasons at a time – organisation is key.
  • There will be a lot of international travel involved in this role, to factories, for development and to meet with customers.

Product Developer - Motorcycle Apparel: The Person

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience required for product development and production in the outerwear category. A background in motorcycle apparel of similar would be a bonus.
  • I am ideally looking for an individual with some sort of interest in motorcycles as a passion for this product is a must.
  • Bachelor’s degree combined with 5 years of experience in product development and production in outerwear
  • Organized and eye for detail
  • Highly numerate
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Self-starter with a highly proactive approach. 
  • Willing to learn with a can do attitude
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a close knit team with an ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to multi task and be able to demonstrate excellent time management skills.
  • Proficient in windows-based software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • The position may require overseas travel i.e. for client and factory visits etc.
  • Knowledge in CE standard for Professional Protective Equipment would be an advantage


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