Product Development Manager- Accessories

Product Development Manager- Accessories

Up to £50k DOE
REF: 11854 JJ
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Job Description

A rare and exciting opportunity has come to the market, whereby this Luxury brand is looking for a Production Development Manager across their Accessories division.

You will have a breadth of knowledge and expertise across Handbags, Footwear and ideally Jewellery, but isn’t essential. You will be hands on and someone who is proactive in everything they do.

The ideal candidate will ideally speak fluent Spanish or Italian due to conversing with mills and tanneries.

Product Development Manager- Accessories- The Role

  • Overseeing and monitoring the entire product development process for Bags, Shoes and Jewellery, ensuring delivery of all prototypes, showroom & show pieces, following the seasonal calendar.
  • Proactive management of potential issues/risks and drive to resolution with cross functional teams.
  • Establish and manage tracking tools for all products/materials in development.
  • Source & develop local and international suppliers.
  • Together with Production and Design teams, establish the product allocation for each season.
  • Develop and manage the Product Development seasonal calendar.
  • Agree the critical path with suppliers and ensure they can achieve delivery dates.
  • Set and manage PD Accessories budget for product development, and showroom & show pieces, and ensure all costs are logged and monitored.
  • Analyse all price quotes, and work with Merchandising and Design teams to ensure target costs are achieved.
  • Supervise the style creation in RLM and that BOMs are complete and updated. Responsible for data integrity.
  • Travel to factories, suppliers and trade shows as necessary to execute and follow through on brand strategies.
  • Establish and manage KPIs for Accessories Product Development Department, and all accessories product development team.
  • Develop effective working relationships with suppliers and internal departments.
  • Coach and mentor product development team.

Product Development Manager- Accessories- The Person

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience similar management role.
  • Successful project management skills and knowledge of the product cycle and product development timelines.
  • Fluent Spanish. Italian would be a plus and highly appreciated.
  • Proactive, excellent organizational skills and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Resilient. Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Experience working close to Production and international factories.
  • People skills and tact.
  • Strong IT skills, including Office.
  • Knowledge of RLM would be a plus.

If this could be you, please get in touch-

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