Senior Product Developer

Location
Sunderland
Salary
£38000 - £39000 per annum
Posted
08 Aug 2018
Closes
05 Sep 2018
Ref
KZBPPD
Contact
Karolina Zimoch
Sector
Sportswear
Job Type
Permanent
Senior Product Developer

Elite Associates have partnered with a globally recognised brand to recruit a senior product developer for Outdoor Apparel. This is an amazing opportunity to join a business with a great culture and award winning offices in Sunderland.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for product manufacture feasibility and effective product/cost engineering with rigorous cost breakdown analysis to deliver cost management/validation to margin requirements for assigned products

Creation and translation of all documentation ensuring clarity and understanding throughout the supply chain ensuring key calendar milestones are achieved.

Interface with Asia team counterparts to optimise development process and prototype approval

To provide key milestones 'hit rate' statistics for monthly KPI reports - Creation of product specifications, testing, prototype assessments and sealed samples OTIF

Maintain an awareness of specific market intelligence and innovation, optimising advances in new technology and upholding Brand standards

Ensure Insight and customer needs are at the center of development decision making and Product engineering

Collaborate with category product team to understand and accomplish seasonal product concepts. Participate in fit sessions and product review with product team regarding assigned products, instruct amendments to vendors to ensure prototypes accurately reflect construction specifications.

Integration of Quality and CI feedback loops - Risk assessment to ensure early identification and input on product construction, testing, regulatory and safety compliance, manufacturing capability and efficiencies.

Share technical expertise to development team members to support building specific product specialism to meet current and future needs of the product category

Candidate:

Product Development experience within the Outdoor category

Garment and pattern engineering with specific reference to driving out cost and fit improvement.

Experience engineering both products and patterns to enhance margin and reduce waste.

People management/ development principles and processes.

Good computer skills including Illustrator, Word, Power Point, Excel and E mail.

Strong team player, able to lead when required, with good interpersonal and communication skills.

Excellent attention to detail.

A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills - able to communicate to a wide and diverse audience.

Able to be a strong team player.

Able to identify, work with & influence key stakeholders.

Passionate about our products, Development and company success.

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