Assistant Product Developer job in Trafford Park

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Job Ref: 6020

Job Type: PERM

Location: Trafford Park

Salary: £Competitive

Our client is looking for an individual with the relevant qualifications and some experience of new product development from within the textiles/clothing industry

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Create accurate and detailed specifications with guidance and knowledge of other team members, updating as necessary through from proto to salesman samples and/or approval to bulk production.
  • Gain knowledge on fit by reviewing all samples with Senior Product Developer, amending as guided when necessary.
  • Working to corporate calendar dates relevant to product, e.g. samples at all stages being received and comments made / fabric & trim approval etc completed in line with critical path deadlines.
  • Liaise with factories and designers, creating clear and concise sample comments to ensure all changes are understood and actioned by the factories with guidance from other team members.
  • Gain knowledge of product construction & be aware of new fabric/trim developments.
  • Keep target monitors and critical paths up to date throughout the season.
  • Keep all style files up to date and in line with trading standards.
  • Understand the need to maintain Grade 1 QC standard.
  • Review supplier AQL’s and issue permission to ship letters, with the addition of certificates of conformity for USA orders as guided by other team members.
  • Gain an understanding of QI results.
  • Shop visits to look at construction and quality.
  • Resolve customer service / sales queries in a timely manner, ensuring awareness of any customer complaints.
  • Understand the need for good communication with the goods in warehouse to raise any issues in a timely manner.
  • Arrange testing as requested by the Technical Manager or other senior members of the team.
  • Give feedback on factories so that the Gold/Silver/Bronze can be completed.
  • Help with the completion of the bible on time and accurately.
  • Help with the completion of accurate comparisons between men’s, women’s and styles on given product area.
  • Generate and approve FC labels.
  • Carry out seasonal housekeeping to ensure that samples / paperwork are archived and electronic data is accurate / up to date.
  • Range launch preparation.
  • Undertake such tasks and duties as may be reasonably requested by your manager or other members of the management team.

Experience: Relevant experience for the role

  • Relevant degree in clothing technology/design.
  • Ideally work experience within the Product Development function

Other Significant Role Requirements & Technical Knowledge:

  • Computer literate with knowledge of Illustrator.
  • Ideally some knowledge of pattern cutting, construction and manufacturing techniques.
  • Be organised, accurate and have a good eye for detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet tight deadlines.

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