Product Developer

Product Developer

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Job Description

This successful premium menswear brand is looking for an enthusiasticand detail-oriented product developer to manage the fit and development process across all categories, menswear and accessories. A passion for your work and willingness to learn and take part in all aspects of the product life cycle are key.

Product Developer – Responsibilities

  • Work closely with design/head of product on all aspect of development of seasonal collections
  • Attend fit sessions from initial design stage through to pre-production fitting alongside Design, the Creative Director and Head of Product
  • Record all fit comments and changes in design/fabric/trim/specs
  • Update and create tech packs with fit comments, design/fabric/trim change comments, diagrams, and measurements.
  • Ensure clear comments/specs are communicated to factories in a timely manner, make sure all data is up to date and correct
  • Ensure samples are checked and measured prior to fitting and follow up with factories to submit spec charts and price prior to fitting
  • Provide technical specifications including grades and tolerances, ensure grading rules are followed and sizing is consistent across the collection
  • Coordinate all relevant raw material and trims for development and production and manage stock checks of fabric/trims
  • Responsible for the daily follow up with factories
  • Create carrier shipping labels for sampling and production, monitor delivery status, create POs in internal system, manage and update files
  • Follow up on wearing and wash tests during sampling and approve care label artwork
  • Measure and check TOP samples and report to Head of Product
  • Follow up fabric or garment quality issues with the Head of Product
  • Support the Head of Product as required

Product Developer – Experience

  • 3-5 years’ work experience in garment tech, product development and/or Production
  • Woven experience is essential. Multi categories (woven, jersey and knit) desirable
  • Strong knowledge in grading preferred
  • Understanding of pattern cutting, good knowledge of fabrics, testing, technical components and sewing techniques
  • Flexible and willingness to learn
  • Maintaining good relationships and communication with our supply base
  • Organised and able to work to deadlines
  • Knowledgeable in Excel and google drive
  • InDesign/illustrator skills preferred

To apply please send your CV to s.woodward@peoplemarketing.co.uk

We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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