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APPAREL PRODUCT DEVELOPER

Immediate Start.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Working on both men’s and women’s collections 
  • Day to day factory liaison.
  • Assisting in fit sessions for inline collections, SMUs and Special projects upon request.
  • Coordinate and monitor all activities regarding development, approval and communication of all fabric, trimming and accessory suppliers.
  • Giving clear instructions to the factories and ensure the samples are made to the correct specifications.
  • Responsible for creating measurements charts, BOM, measuring garments, organizing fitting session and providing fitting comments to the suppliers from proto stage till production orders.
  • Contribute to the development process actively by proposing alternative garment execution, to fully optimize garment targets of design, quality and price.
  • Manage and execute time and action plans and ensure on time delivery of samples in good execution, quality and fit.
  • Drive proactive cross functional communication with internal and external partners/clients to achieve efficient and effective product development process.
  • Ensure on time product finalization and approval prior to bulk order placement.
  • Responsible for preparation, maintenance and follow up of all work documents (e.g. tech pack, workbooks, measurements chart, fabric and trim selection, fitting and sealing comments, etc.).
  • Responsible for cost review and negotiation to meet target FOB prices and profit margins.
  • Responsible for managing the critical path from initial prototypes through to bulk production managing the time line strictly to ensure the samples are delivered on time.
  • Coordinate and take part in seasonal development trips aboard if needed.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • You will ideally have at least at least 2 to 4 years’ experience in Apparel Product Development role in the fashion industry.
  • Good knowledge of garment construction and manufacturing process.
  • Good computer skills. Good knowledge on fits and materials.
  • Ability to follow tech packs/specs accurately.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Very organised and pro-active person.
  • Good team player.

 

 

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£32,000 up to DOE

APPAREL PRODUCT DEVELOPER

Notting Hill, London, UK
Permanent
£30,000 - £39,999

Published on 27 Nov 2019