Product Development Assistant - Accessories

Product Development Assistant - Accessories

£Dependent upon experience
REF: 12062mm
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Job Description

My client is a highly recognised Global Luxury brand, they are looking for a pro-active candidate to join their product development team, working on accessories. You will support the PD team on all admin and development tasks. This is an amazing opportunity to develop your career within Luxury Fashion.

Product Development Assistant– The Role

  • Assist the Product Development Manager on all developments, concept through to sampling
  • Prepare spec sheets, BOMs and costings
  • Work closely with merchandising teams and production
  • Manage sample sign off and timelines including press and show samples
  • Liaise with suppliers on developments and changes
  • Manage the critical path and ensure on time deliveries and approvals
  • Spot issues on cost, functionality and delivery
  • Maintain library for trims, materials, and patterns
  • Upload and manage ERP system and ensure data is up to date
  • Build and maintain supplier relationships
  • Visit factories locally and overseas as required
  • Manage and arrange couriers for samples. Record and track shipments
  • Attend and participate in Catwalk shows as required
  • Attend overseas trade shows when relevant
  • Mentor and guide interns

Product Development Assistant– The Person

  • Experience in PD with Leather goods and/or Jewellery is essential
  • Understanding of manufacture and vendor management
  • Ability to multitask and work with all internal teams
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • You will be a problem solver, flexible and adaptable
  • Strong IT skills, Office (Excel mainly), Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of RLM or PLM systems would be a plus.
  • Spanish or Italian language skills would be desirable

Please submit via email a CV and a covering letter in a word document format to K.barksby@peoplemarketing.co.uk quoting reference 12062MM. 


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