Product Developer (Sportswear)

  • Location:

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Fashion

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £26,000 - £34,000 + Bonus & Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Halecroft Recruitment Ltd

  • Contact email:

    register@halecroftrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    348

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Consultant:

    Lydia Whitelegg

  • Expiry date:

    2022-07-07

Our client based in Manchester is currently looking to recruit a Technical Sportswear Product Developer to join the rapidly growing brand...

Duties: 

  • To manage the execution of styles from concept to launch.
  • Attend and contribute to design direction meetings, bringing newness and creative ideas to the team.
  • To stick to the critical path with the product team, to execute a well-balanced and commercial range plan. Ensure all timelines are met including tech packs and sample deadlines.
  • Bring to market, world-class, fit for purpose product
  • Responsible for the day-to-day design and development operational tasks, to deliver the goals and objectives as set by the Head of Menswear – in line with the company vision. 
  • Independently plan and organise allocated workload. To ensure that all tech-packs are of the highest standard and can be accurately translated by the factory into the best quality 1st Proto’s.
  • Co-ordinate daily communication with all suppliers.
  • Obtain initial prices on receipt of first prototype samples & update the live sample tracker document with this information.
  • Attend key style capitals for any fabric trade fairs and visit key stores and brands. To be aware of brand adjacencies and key trends.
  • To interact frequently with the factories (& fabric mills) ideally through site visits or video meetings. Inspect key Health and Safety aspects of the supplier manual during factory visits.
  • To prioritize sustainable fabrics, trims and packaging, where possible.
  • Help to assess and appraise each factory on a regular basis and feed this back to Production Manager and Head of Menswear.
  • Be confident that the current supply base is compliant and transparent.
  • Provide creative & technical skills to ensure that all garments are fit for purpose.
  • Collaborate with Head of Menswear on new fabric, trim and logo developments.
  • Work closely with Creative Director and Head of Menswear to deliver quality products, against target margins whilst maintaining Design aesthetics.
  • Expertly create Tech Packs and BOM’s with high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Attend fit sessions and proto reviews
  • Identify styles that require wear testing, and co-ordinate accordingly
  • Maintain & update the sample tracker report- accuracy is critical.

Requirements:-

  • 2 years + Product Development experience in technical sportswear
  • A passion for menswear design and the branded market
  • Knowledge and passion for sustainability

This role would be ideal for someone who has a passion for the gym and a general fitness enthusiast

Hours: 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri (Remote working available on Fridays)

Package: £26,000 - £34,000 + Bonus & Benefits