Work for a business that values quality product at competitve prices
Work for a business with a strong and varied customer base, at ~70,000 customers
About Our Client
The client are nearing their 30th Birthday, and are therefore very established within industry.
They provide a wide variety of work wear combining many different production methods, to suit the needs and price point of their customer.
Research and develop commercial products for specified target markets.
Create conceptual mood boards, colour sketches and drawings of product designs.
Calculate costs of new products using benchmarking
Be knowledgeable of new products using benchmarking.
Manage the creation of proto-type samples
Present ideas and products to senior management and sales representatives.
Work with sales team on customer special orders and give these priority at all times
Create detailed technical measurement and construction specifications
Arrange photography sessions of chosen product.
Train and supervise junior staff on a variety of duties associated with product development.
Partner with team members at all production bases to create accurate samples and bulk production.
Manage the delivery and approval of samples to final sealed sample stage, working with senior members of team.
Work to tight deadlines to ensure projects are delivered on time.
Create full technical specifications for all products under their control.
Carry out competitor research under supervision.
Work with test houses for new product and ongoing testing requirements
The Successful Applicant
Degree level qualification in apparel design, construction, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong skills in Adobe Illustrator and Excel
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well with cross-functional teams.
Demonstrate clear and accurate verbal and written communication
Demonstrate strong organizational skills.
Be able to manage product development on products from low to high complexity (e.g. Flame-Resistant garments which must comply to multiple EN standards) with supervision
Demonstrate a solid knowledge of fit and construction expertise.
What's on Offer
A competitive salary, pension, health insurance