Product Development Manager

Location
North East England
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
12 Oct 2016
Closes
07 Nov 2016
Ref
13768781/001
Contact
Jessica Cameron
Sector
Womenswear
Job Type
Permanent

I am working with a fantastic, international fashion brand based in the North East of England who are looking to recruit a Product Development Manager to join their Womenswear team.

Client Details

My client is a long-established, internationally-renowned brand based in the North East of England. They are recruiting for a Product Development Manager to work within their Womenswear apparel team.

Description

I am working with a fashion brand in the North East of England who are looking for a Product Development Manager to;

  • Plan clothing range with the Design team. Agree the range strategy and option count, supplier base and fabrications. Manage matrix in line with business objectives.
  • Liaise with Head of Womenswear to create Range size objectives and manage through to integration to achieve correct range size and minimise fallout
  • Visit suppliers on development trips with the wider team to help implement & manage at source development
  • Liaise with the technical team to maintain accurate specifications for product in line with determined critical paths. Work with the design team to ensure cads are handed over on a timely manner after sketch sign offs .
  • Provide back up of product info and sales history in development meetings.
  • Organise design development proto meetings, provide all team members and manufacturing site with any changes to product. Organise product handover meetings to costings team prior to launch.
  • Prepare for sign off on all bill of materials and ensure they are done on time with critical path dates, strategise the priority of handover.

Profile

I am working with a fashion brand in the North East of England who are looking for a Product Development Manager who has;

  • Extensive experience within a similar product management and development role
  • A combination of commercial development and technical experience
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Work on own to deadlines set by critical path and work as part of team
  • Competent level of IT packages
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to build strong relationships internally and externally of the department.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills and ability to translate into practical application.
  • Strong organisational and time management ability

Job Offer

According to experience