Junior Product Manager job in Manchester

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Job Ref: 6664

Job Type: PERM

Location: Manchester

Salary: £20,000 - £30,000

Date Posted: 30-07-2019

Category: Textiles/ Fashion

Alexander Hancock

This is an excellent opportunity for a Junior Product Developer looking for their next step in their career and is looking to join a globally recognised brand. You will ideally have 1-2 years previous experience in PPE or Footwear Product Development and will be educated to degree level or equivalent. You will be responsible for working across the product team on the research, development and specifications for products across various ranges.

Role and Responsibilities for the position of Junior Product Developer:

  • Assist the senior team in the technical and construction elements of all products
  • Manage the delivery and approval of samples to final sealed sample stage
  • 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
  • Respond to queries from team members & customers
  • Work with test houses for new product and ongoing testing requirements
  • Follow up projects with manufacturing sites
  • Interact with Product Executive, Product Managers, Design, Marketing, Sales and Quality as required
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes in PPE and ensure all products are fully compliant with the appropriate legislation
  • Travelling may be required from time-to-time to work face-to-face with other members of the team

Essential Skills for the role of Junior Product Developer:

  • Degree level qualification in Product Design or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong skills in Adobe Illustrator and Excel
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work very well with cross functional teams
  • Demonstrate clear and accurate verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrate strong organisational skills
  • Able to manage product development on products from low to high complexity with supervision

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