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Job Ref: 6633

Job Type: PERM

Location: Manchester

Salary: £Competitive Salary

Date Posted: 31-05-2019

Category: Textiles/ Fashion

Alexander Hancock

Our client is a leading manufacturer and supplier of PPE and Workwear clothing and related products,due to expansion/ growth of the business, they are looking to recruit a Product Developer with 3-5 years experience from a similar industry.

The ideal candidate for the role of Product Developer will have a good understanding of garments, fabrics such as High Vis/Waterproof/Fire Retardant, fit, ergonomics, sourcing etc together with a strong commercial awareness

This is an excellent opportunity for a Product Developer looking to join a company where there is a structured career path and development

Role and Responsibilities for the position of Product Developer:

  • Research and develop commercial products to grow sales.
  • Calculate costs of new products. Be aware of target market selling prices
  • Manage the creation of proto-type samples.
  • Present ideas and products to senior management and sales representatives.
  • Make recommendations for the final selection of products for production
  • Create detailed technical measurement and construction specifications
  • Arrange photography sessions of chosen product.
  • Write marketing text for the sales brochure
  • Train and supervise junior staff on a variety of duties associated with product development.
  • Partner with team members in China to create accurate samples and bulk production.
  • Inspect and fit pre-production and production samples to make sure all products are made correctly within production deadlines
  • Communicate with overseas suppliers to identify and solve problems before they impact on production.
  • Monitor and track production until it is delivered to the warehouse
  • Quality check random production samples at the warehouse
  • Analyse sales data and make recommendations for future purchasing of product.
  • Communicate with sales representatives and customers on technical questions related to products.
  • Work with test houses to ensure product is certified to relevant norms correctly
  • Ensure all products in range are REACH compliant and arrange testing on these where necessary.
  • Become familiar with the stock system and use to monitor product supply.
  • Work with sales team on customer special orders and give these priority at all times.

Excellent salary with very good benefits package

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