Head of Development - Sportswear
This rapidly growing online sportswear business, who design, manufacture and retail sportswear under their own brand name, are currently recruiting for a newly-created position of Head of Development. Working with the CEO, Creative Director and management team to create and manage seasonal initiatives, you will be responsible for managing the development of all product, including timelines, quality and costs.
As Head of Development you will oversee the development calendar, organise resources to meet deadlines, implement development processes and manage the product team. Key responsibilities will include:-
- managing product team to achieve company goals
- working closely with Hong Kong based Production Manager
- design and implementation of effective product processes and systems
- working with management team to set & achieve product strategy, margin and profitability goals
- ensuring product quality standards are achieved
- working closely with suppliers in the Far East
A passion for and extensive experience within the development of activewear product is crucial along with knowledge of global trends and innovations in sportswear and fashion. You should also combine creativity with a commercial sensibility, strategic mindset and great communication and persuasive skills. Experience of hiring, inspiring and managing a team is also required.
This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the future of this rapidly growing company as they target aggressive growth over the next three years.
The successful candidate will be rewarded a generous salary (negotiable dependent on experience), and with a high level of responsibility.