Head of production

Location
London
Salary
£65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted
08 Jan 2019
Closes
05 Feb 2019
Ref
HP001
Contact
Farah
Function
Merchandiser
Sector
Retail
Job Type
Permanent
Elite has partnered with a fantastic luxury brand. This is a luxury fine diamond jewelry collections in the heart of London's Mayfair. We are recruiting for a Head of Production who will report into the CEO.

Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the role include:

Production and Bespoke Management
Manage the Production and workshop team on all jewellery including bespoke pieces.

Product Development
Responsible for all briefs from concept to final piece.
To ensure that all agreed departmental processes are being adhered to and relevant support materials produced.
Chief liaison with Creative Director.

Merchandising
Spearhead the style numbers project
New system research & implementation committee
Create and maintain minimum stock levels on a bi-weekly basis.
Competitive benchmarking on new collections

Pricing
Responsible for creating and implement the pricing structure (to include new collections, core range and bespoke).
Conduct yearly price review (January).
Regularly examine the commercial competitive offer (monthly).
Monitor margins to ensure profitability.
Control wholesale pricing.

Supply Chain
Responsible for the development of a global commercially competitive supply chain.
Conduct ongoing supply chain analysis.
Ensure that the JM workshop workflow is at fully capacity at all times.
Negotiate and develop better costs and delivery schedules from suppliers.
Oversee production work flow, financial planning/budget control.

The Ideal Candidate

Knowledge and Experience
Relevant fine jewelry, production and commercial experience.
Proven experience with successful production and wholesale execution in fine jewelry and luxury goods.
Understanding of buying behavior and ability to analyze findings.
Relevant fine jewelry production and merchandising experience (minimum 7 years).
Strong global vendor base network.
Excellent negotiating skills. Ability to negotiate and develop costings structure with a commercial approach to cost and margin control.
Strong commercial and analytical knowledge.

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