Product Developer

Leeds Permanent
  • High growth, high end formalwear brand within the heart of Leeds
  • Great opportunity to gain valuable experience in a menswear giant

About Our Client

My client is a well established retailer based in Leeds supplying high-end and casual clothing across the UK with ownership of leading brands on the high street. They are now looking for a key product developer to join the formalwear department and are interested in anyone with a formalwear background.

Job Description

The key responsibilities for the product developer include but are not limited to:

  • To plan and source a commercial range of products
  • Work closely with a structured supplier base, maintaining relationships and negotiating best prices
  • To work closely with QA, design and garment technologists to create the best fit
  • Understand fabrics
  • Manage the critical path and work closely with the merchandising team
  • Analyse performance to predict future trends
  • Support customer projects and drive sales
  • Monitor and ensure costings are correct
  • Attend trade fairs in the UK and overseas
  • Manage a team and their development

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will:

  • Have strong knowledge of formal garments / outwear / fabrics and the construction
  • Be creative and balance product design with a commercial eye
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Understand suppliers and confident negotiator
  • Good team leader
  • Knowledge of retail and wholesale
  • Knowledge of menswear

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Close to transport links

Harriet Millington
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+44 161 828 6200

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Harriet Millington
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+44 161 828 6200
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