Product Developer - Technical

  • Job Reference: JS4271
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2018
  • Recruiter: u&i Recruitment
  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary
  • Sector: Product Development, Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Joanne Stratton
  • Email: joannes@uandirecruitment.co.uk

Job Description

Our Client is a family-run business manufacturing knitwear in Europe, Turkey and the Far East.  Reporting into the Technical Manager, a Product Developer or technologist is required to work cross functionally with their internal/external teams.

Product Developer - The Role:

  • Ensure the product is developed in line with costs from concept through to production on time and to the correct quality standards. 
  • Work closely with factories on all new processes for orders. 
  • Manage approval of new developments. 
  • Action and chase samples in line with customer sign offs. 
  • Lead all initial buying sample fit development. 
  • Co-ordinate tech pack information with design team. 
  • Research current, up-coming and forecasted fabric finishes, wash processes and print techniques. 
  • Attend fit and pre production meetings. 

Product Developer - The Candidate:

  • Fashion/technical degree
  • Must have worked in a similar role for 2 years
  • Previous knitwear technology experience would be desirable but not essential 
  • Confident and clear communication skills; both verbal and written to work productively alongside our product teams  and our manufacturers
  • Common sense and a hands-on approach
  • Driving licence and own transport essential as office is in rural location 

Product Developer - The Package:

  • Competitive salary

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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