Product Development Manager - Men's Leather Accessories (Italia

Location
London
Salary
£70000 per annum + Benifits
Posted
12 Oct 2016
Closes
21 Oct 2016
Ref
JEN/898780
Contact
Jennifer Barry
Sector
Menswear
Job Type
Permanent
Working for this this world renowned luxury business you are required to work closely with the designers to develop each category from initial concept through to finished product
RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Implement development critical path with manufacturers, ensuring prototypes deadlines are adhered to
*Responsible for ordering raw materials directly from manufacturers for prototypes and samples
*Responsible for the hand off to Production of all ranges of products
*Responsible in working alongside with PE/RME while developing the collections for product testing to relevant standards when required prior to production
*provide information and resolve problems that arise during and after the development of the collection
*Work with all manufacturers to calculate costs for prototypes & samples
*Respond to margin requirements - be aware of costs & cost problem solving
*Ensure all samples deliveries are on time to showrooms prior to sales presentation
*Effectively develop and manage a team
*Cultivate cross functional partnerships
PERSONAL PROFILE:
Italian speaker essential
*Managerial experience essential - will be managing a team.
*Proven product development experience within a luxury business, specifically within Accessories essential
*Experience of working with Raw Materials
*Experience of working directly with factories
*Be able to work under pressure in a fast growing business
*Prior solid experience in working alongside senior designers
*Extremely organised and precise / attention to details
*Ability to multi task
*Ability to communicate effectively at a all levels including SVP
*Adaptable to meet the ever changing demands of the business