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Product Co-ordinator Team Leader

East Sussex   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Product Co-ordinator Team Leader based near Brighton
  • Fast paced, exciting opportunity within a growing and creative business

About Our Client

My client is a fast growing and exciting business based in East Sussex. Quickly becoming a market leader in their field within Retail & Wholesale, they are continuing to grow in the UK and Internationally. They offer not only a fun and exciting working environment but plenty of opportunity to develop and grow as they continue to do.

Job Description

As a Product Co-ordinator Team Leader you will;

People Management

* Manage the NPD co-ordinator team, identifying training needs and skills gaps and address as appropriate ensuring the team have the ability to deliver in accordance with Company processes, legal compliance, and KPI's

* Delegation of tasks accordingly and Monitor staff workloads and department workflow

* Resource management - plan and forecast staffing needs, working with HR to recruit accordingly

* Performance management - conducting appraisals, probation reviews , setting objectives, staff motivation, development plans, absence management including holiday planning , managing performance and conduct issues

Project Management

* Produce and track relevant KPI data, managing operational performance of the NPD co-ordinator dept against set standards and performance measures

* Develop, implement and continually improve end to end processes within the NPD co-ordinator team

* Oversee relationships with factories and QC in the Far East.

* Overseeing product costs, quote sheets and product brief sheets

* Monitoring critical paths and timelines to ensure that products are developed to required timelines.

* Managing the ordering of preproduction samples for Far East Suppliers and ensuring the effective transition of products into the testing process.

* Providing quote summary reports to the buying director for review


* Manage internal relationships, working collaboratively with other departments to ensure issues impacting delivery, quality and compliance are managed accordingly

* Manage communication with third party stakeholders including suppliers, licensors , customers etc to ensure issues are addressed accordingly


* Attend and facilitate Company meetings including but not limited to: NPD meetings, managers / operational planning meetings, staff meetings , customer specific meetings as required

The Successful Applicant

As a Product Co-ordinator Team Leader you will have the following skill set;

  • Leadership / people management skills

  • Teambuilding / interpersonal skills/ motivational skills

  • Integrity & confidentiality

  • Ability to manage change

  • Results driven - drive for continuous improvement and delivery against KPI's

  • Assertive / influencing skills

  • Planning and organisation ability

  • Good time management / personal effectiveness

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Previous experience in a similar role essential. Previous experience working with Far East suppliers desirable.

  • Project management - advanced ability to develop & manage a critical path

  • Advanced negotiation skills and experience negotiating complex products with multiple suppliers

  • Knowledge and experience of Far East manufacturing processes and manufacturing districts

  • Training / coaching skills skills

  • Communication skills at all levels both verbally and written

What's on Offer

£Competitive + Package