Our client, a high-end premium company, is looking for a product developer manager specialised in sweatshirt to join its creative team in London. This a great opportunity to be part of the growth strategy of this dynamic company during an important moment of international expansion.

As a product development manager, you will be responsible to build the entirely product strategy, creating and delivery new products, in conjunction with the design, production and technical team. As a product development manager your responsibilities will be to support the expantion of the business with existing costumer and develop new suppliers contacts. You will manage external development and research partners, identify new opportunities to create competitive advantage.

Reporting to the Brand Director, you will work in conjunction with internal and complementary teams (Design, Pattern makers, Merchandisers and Buyers) to achieve performance targets of the RTW collection.

Responsibilities for a Product development manager

  • Oversee, research and develop new product categories, with a particular focus on sweatshirt, hoodies, woven and outwear products
  • Manage product lifecycle, from initial concept to distribution and delivery,
  • Responsible for the development of new products/fabrics, to meet business objectives and builds the brands identify,
  • Seasonal trends analysis to support new product developments,
  • Lead the design team and accurately transmit the creative vision, through the efficient execution of each sample stage,
  • Manage the critical path with the team and ensure delivery dates can be achieved,
  • Ensure supplier strategy will allow to achieve price targets on development and production while as also the best delivery times
  • Understand product, brand and customer goals to create innovative market leading solutions
  • Build solid working relationships with other internal teams including Sales, E-commerce, Marketing, Supply Chain & Distribution.

Skills required for the Product development manager

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as Product Development Manager, working in a fashion and premium or luxury brands
  • Expert in sweatshirt products as well as hoodies
  • Good Understanding of the Ready-To-Wear Product Development collection.
  • Previous Experience developing collection for high-end premium/luxury brands
  • Team leadership skills
  • Tenacious, assertive and determined attitude with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines

Interested in joining this great company as a product development manager? Click here to apply!

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London, UK
  • Sector: Production
  • Posted: 06 Sep 2022
  • Closed: 09 Oct 2022
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