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Development and Production Manager

Listing ID: 874907

Development and Production Manager

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: L'Estrange London
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time or Part Time
Experience: Entry level / Graduate - 0 - 1 years experience
Twitter Handle: @lestrangelondon
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 4 weeks 1 day

Who we are:

L’Estrange London is a digitally native clothing brand simplifying the male wardrobe so we can achieve more, with less.

The brand has been championed by major UK publications including GQ, the Telegraph and The Times who named L’Estrange “the new smart casual”.

Stocked in some of the finest department stores around the world such as Saks 5th Avenue in NYC, Isetan in Japan and Boutique One in Dubai, L’Estrange decided to cut out the middleman and go direct to consumer in 2017.

We're on the hunt for:

A resourceful and creative production and development manager. Someone who cares a great a deal about the products they make and wants to make a difference to the environmental impact of how they are made and used.

The role will lead the development and production process entirely, from the critical path, managing designer contribution, development, sampling and testing through to production and final delivery.

The role will include:  

  • Creating and maintaining critical path from design through to production
  • Oversee sampling from product design contribution, tech pack creation, patterns, toiles, fittings to pre-production samples
  • Oversee technical aspects of development - textiles and fabrication; staying up to date on trends and innovations, particularly in sustainability
  • Manage all trim and fabric sourcing with knowledge of certification bodies
  • Manage material and product testing - washing, durability and usability
  • Product cost and margin targets
  • Factory/supplier management: sourcing, allocation, negotiation, seasonal timing, production, sampling comments/changes and the QC
  • Manage material stock levels and buying as well as factory allocations
  • Produce and oversee product BOMs, product paths, product costings, fabric maps, POs, AQLs, and maintain supplier databases
  • Liaise with sales and marketing to optimise delivery drops and restocks
  • Oversee all areas of sustainability and ethics within the supply chain

Ideal experience and skills:

  • 5 years experience in a premium/luxury clothing brand
  • Menswear development experience
  • Knowledge of European suppliers
  • Experience or knowledge of Direct To Consumer movement
  • Confident and persuasive communicator; confident decision maker
  • Positive and solution focused attitude, able to identify & focus on priorities
  • Excellent organisational, people management & problem solving skills
  • Highly competent Excel and Adobe Suite software

Details:

  • Full time role
  • Competitive pay
  • Potential for equity
  • Based in our studio in Soho
  • Starts immediately

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