Product Developer - Accessories

Chesterfield Permanent
  • Close to transport links
  • Progression Opportunities

About Our Client

A great opportunity for a Product Developer - Accessories to join a contemporary & active apparel business in the Sheffield area. They are a Ecommerce & Wholesale company that have seen strong growth of the past 3 years. With offices in South Yorkshire, London and LA. Due to this they are looking for a Product Developer on Accessories to join the product team.

Job Description

  • To Project Manager the entire development process for the ranges assigned through prototyping and the implementation of new designs, processes, components, materials and concepts into a manufacturable and marketable finished product.
  • Ensure all suppliers understand and adhere to European / Global requirements of product development, and overall quality - covering samples, pre-production approvals, fabrics and trims, lab dip approvals, garment wear-testing, technical packs and size specifications.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with all vendors, mills, suppliers, the Development/ Production & Design teams.
  • To support the fiscal needs of the business through successful negotiation of competitive FCA's, being mindful at all times of the gross margin targets to be achieved.
  • To create and distribute technical packs for garment construction, including accessories and trims, fabrics, general construction for all ranges with suppliers and implement necessary changes where appropriate.
  • Fit and construction approval on allocated ranges throughout all stages of the development process.
  • Assessment and approval of all test reports.
  • Responsible for the development and approval of all trims for the ranges allocated.
  • Responsible for the data integrity of the Critical Path, WIPs etc.
  • Pro-actively research and identify new materials, technologies, components, processes and concepts for ongoing improvement of our performance garments. This should be done through direct liaison with fabric and trim suppliers, attendance at key fabric fairs, and close liaison with the Development & Production and Design team.
  • Work closely with the Product Development Manager and Apparel Developer to research and identify the most cost-effective source base for product developments.

The Successful Applicant

  • Team player.
  • Highly organised, methodical and process-driven.
  • Product experience across Accessories or similar
  • Passion for delivering consistently high standards in all projects executed.
  • The essential skills required for this role are excellent communication, administration, accuracy and numeracy skills and being well organised, highly enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Previous experience in any of the following fields is preferable: Garment technologist, Product Developer etc

What's on Offer

  • Employee Purchase Scheme with 50% off for employees.
  • Friend and Family Purchase Scheme with 20% off.
  • Access to Bupa Health insurance after 2 years.
  • Fully Onsite role
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Close to transport links

Product Developer - Accessories

Product Developer - Accessories

Product Developer - Accessories

Lyndsey Sheridan
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Phone number
+44 7970967003

Job summary

Job function
Business Support
Sub Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Lyndsey Sheridan
Consultant phone
+44 7970967003
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