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Product Development Assistant

Listing ID: 1097309

Product Development Assistant

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Jigsaw UK
Location: Richmond up Thames, South West London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 2 weeks 4 days
About: Jigsaw is a contemporary British fashion brand founded in 1972, creating beautiful and timeless clothes and accessories for women, men and children.

We believe in Style & Truth; that everyone should feel empowered to embrace their own style, be true to themselves, and not slavishly follow the fashion world.

This means putting style before trends and truth before hype.

It also means we focus on everything that matters, creating clothes that are cut with integrity and finished to the highest standards, with beautiful fabrics that will last you a lifetime.

Our store teams are carefully recruited to offer friendly, knowledgeable and impartial advice in a relaxed environment and new stock is delivered weekly, ensuring shops remain fresh.

The world doesn’t need another high street fashion chain. But it does need a brand that is prepared to stand for something meaningful and lasting.

The purpose of the role is to provide crucial administrative support to our Womenswear Product Development team. You will support the team throughout the entire product lifecycle, from initial design concept to the product landing instore/online.

Duties and responsibilities

Critical Path Management:

To pro-actively track product throughout the entire lifecycle to ensure on time deliveries, from receiving first proto through to the bulk order leaving the factory. This will include daily communication with suppliers to seek accurate updates on all orders, as well as leading weekly tracking meetings with the internal team to update on all orders. You will be responsible for inputting the information into our Range Plan, and keeping it permanently updated.

Order Process:

To accurately raise, amend and maintain all purchase orders and order details in a timely manner when instructed to do so by the team. You will use our internal NAV system whilst cross checking the department Range Plan, and will be responsible for ensuring all information is 100% correct and properly checked before sending to suppliers.

Sample / Swatch Management:

You will be responsible for full organisation of the sample and swatch library, from posting/tracking deliveries of samples/swatches to/from suppliers, to ensuring our sample/swatch cupboards are efficiently organised and cleared when necessary, as well as general tidiness of the department as a whole. You will also be expected to pull the relevant/correct samples/swatches for Sign Offs, Fit Sessions/Approvals, Monday Trade, and all other ad hoc meetings. You will also be responsible for providing the press, web and photography teams with the relevant samples as and when required.

Supplier Communication:

You will be communicating daily with suppliers, from sending supplier set up forms, retrieving cost prices/product information, posting swatches/dips, sending print/tech packs, to sending the purchase orders. You will also be expected to keep the supplier tracker updated as and when new suppliers are introduced or when T&C’s change, as well as checking supplier invoices and communicating errors when necessary.

Product Execution:

You will support the team to ensure the execution of product, in both stores and online, is reflective of the brand vision and standards. This will involve ensuring product copy and photography deadlines are met, as well as sending memo’s to stores when instructed. You will be responsible for checking our website on a weekly basis to ensure imagery and copy is correct, as well as visiting stores and feeding back on VM/other relevant information.

Skills, values and expeirence required:

  • A passion and enthusiasm for the Jigsaw brand and what we represent
  • Good understanding of the Buying process
  • Very strong communication skills
  • A keen eye for detail, accuracy and general efficiency
  • Ability to multitask and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to learn new systems and processes quickly
  • Flexible and open to change as we grow the business
  • Experience using Microsoft Office - Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point


  • Holidays 
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Staff discount - up to 50%
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsided lunches
  • Gym Access
  • Season ticketloan
  • Access to Perkbox - Jigsaws benefits provider
  • Discounted Tastecard
  • Sample sales

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