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Product Developer

Listing ID: 1333573

Product Developer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: JADED LONDON
Location: North West London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Specified Hours: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Start Date: Immediately
Salary: Competitive
Reporting To: Senior Designers
Twitter Handle: @JadedLDN
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 4 weeks 17 hours
About: London based siblings Jade and Grant Goulden founded Jaded London in the summer of 2013. Inspired by global street style from East London to LA and Asia the creators set about designing their trend focused collections now adored by celebrities and a growing army of dedicated followers worldwide. The designers are continuously developing unique prints and sourcing innovative fabrics to ensure Jaded London is at the forefront of trend and design. The brand sells womenswear, menswear and swimwear. It is currently stocked at major global retailers such as ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Topshop and Topman as well as their own online store jadedldn.com.

We’re looking for an established Product Developer to join our rapidly growing business.  As Product Developer, you’ll have the technical capability and product knowledge alongside the ability to confidently influence the menswear and womenswear design teams and provide on the spot solutions in garment and fabric construction.

What will I be doing?                        

  • Building and maintaining a close working partnership with both menswear and womenswear design teams. Acting as the technical partner for design, attending fittings, providing feedback on technical feasibility, brainstorming ideas and solutions to ensure the design vision is translated into product
  • Attend all fit sessions, record notes, fill in design comments & make any necessary amendments to technical drawings/ prints
  • Implementing and managing the critical path from 1st fit to production with design and manufacturers. Ensuring deadlines are adhered to and follow up on all fit sample issues to resolve and drive to completion. Identifying, calling out and making recommendations to mitigate any risks/challenges identified at all stages
  • Responsible for building and maintaining effective working relationships with vendors, developing a strong working knowledge of vendor capability and availability to meet demands. This includes negotiating on costs as well as aesthetic changes to ensure design vision is maintained
  • Responsible for delivering samples on time, to the quality standard, and within cost price range, to achieve target margin
  • Responsible for ensuring functionality (including consistency and standardisation) and ensuring products that are developed are fit for purpose for the customer, brand and business. This includes ongoing risk assessment during the development process and proactivity in taking actions as a result
  • Responsible for collaborating with the Production/ Technical teams while developing the collections for product testing to relevant standards, leveraging their technical knowledge and negotiating any aesthetic changes to protect the design vision
  • Support production meetings follow ups at factories, technical requirements of all proto and samples in preparation for production

What skills do I need?

  • Ability to work in partnership with Designers & Garment Technologists, understanding and interpreting their creative aesthetic and design vision and translating this to teams and factories
  • Technical capability and product knowledge with ability to confidently influence the Design team and provide on the spot solutions in:
    • Garment construction, pattern cutting and fabric construction in all product areas
    • Technical print & fabric knowledge
  • Experience managing factory relationships, delivering clear briefs and leveraging relationships to meet demands
  • Critical path management ensuring collections are delivered on time, identifying, calling out and making recommendations to mitigate any risks/challenges identified
  • Able to manage within a budget with commercial awareness and understanding of product cost, achieving a balance between creativity and commercial implications throughout the product development process
  • Demonstrated experience working on site with vendors and operational knowledge of factories, delivering clear briefs and leveraging relationships and availability to meet demands
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to negotiate with credibility, share information effectively, and work confidently with cross functional teams
  • In depth knowledge of fashion and products all categories, knowledge of trends, the market, the consumer and peer awareness
  • Computer skills: Excel, Illustrator, Photoshop and Outlook

What’s in it for me?

  • Join us on our exciting journey, we have ambitious growth objectives and finding the right people for the right roles is key to unlocking our success! 
  • We offer competitive salaries and incentive schemes 
  • 22 days holiday per annum, rising to 24 days on completion of 2 years’ service.
  • A day off for your Birthday!
  • North -West London location with a vibrant new office located close to good transport links
  • Auto-enrolment pension on completion of three months’ service
  • Generous staff discount

Application Form

Applicant Requirements

The recruiter would like you to confirm you meet the following requirements before your application can be sent. Please tick the following boxes to confirm you meet the requirements of the role. These requirements do need to be confirmed in order for your application to be sent

Ability to work in partnership with Designers & Garment Technologists. *

Technical capability and product knowledge with ability to confidently influence the Design team. *

Experience managing factory relationships. *

Able to manage within a budget with commercial awareness and understanding of product cost. *

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