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Product Developer / Operations Manager

A leading promotional agency require a product development / operations manager.

The key purpose will be to work with their creative partners to deliver perfectly manufactured products to their luxury partners.

You must have a good understanding of manufacturing in China across luxury clients and the beauty industry.

Working closely with the team, you’ll will work on a portfolio of luxury brands in the UK and Europe to service their key clients. 

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with teams for costings and timelines with a strong understanding of critical path management
  • Advanced knowledge of shipping and distribution channels
  • Experience scheduling and overseeing shipping and logistics
  • Manage relationships and agreements with external partners/vendors
  • Work alongside different teams within the company to support their operations needs
  • Place purchase orders with overseas and domestic vendors/factory partners
  • Manage full order life cycle with global supply base
  • Maintain day to day communication with the teams and clients on all aspects of the order
  • Identify optimal shipment and transportation routes with attention to consolidation of warehousing and distribution
  • Monitor the performance of suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements
  • Manage invoice process for orders
  • Manage team of three employees
  • Understanding of VAT

Required Skills:

  • Experience working directly with Chinese and Indian factories
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with electronic data interchange
  • Outstanding organization, communication, and people skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Solutions & detailed-oriented
  • Knowledge and understanding of China manufacturing and UK/EU compliance required
  • Experience in the beauty and lifestyle + promotional and product development industries are a plus
  • Second language proficiency a bonus (French, Mandarin, etc.)

If you have the relevant experience for this role, please click the apply button to send your CV to Rachel Greene, remembering to state your current salary and package.

Job Ref: RG-5001025

We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Product Developer / Operations Manager

Greater London, UK
Permanent
Manager
£40,000 - £50,000

Published on 17 Nov 2021

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