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Technical Product Developer

Listing ID: 1121212

Technical Product Developer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: People Marketing
Location: Manchester, North West, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Specified Hours: To be agreed
Start Date: To be agreed
Reference Number: 11723 1 AA
Salary: £ Dependent on Experience
Twitter Handle: @peoplemarket1ng
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 6 days 11 hours
About: People Marketing Fashion Recruitment (est. 1989) is a boutique recruitment agency specialising in the fashion & lifestyle industry.
We recruit for a diverse range of vacancies in the UK and internationally, including jobs in design, technical, quality, sourcing, production, sales, buying & merchandising and ecommerce.

The majority of our consultants have first-hand industry experience, and our team are passionate and knowledgeable about the industry and the individuals who work in it. We have an extensive network of candidates built up over the last 25 years.
We have an impressive client list of retailers, brands and suppliers within fashion & textiles.

We are proud of our reputation for providing a high quality personalised service, and for placing the right candidates in successful long term career opportunities. Our business continues to grow through recommendations from candidates and clients.

This is an exciting time to be joining a business, driving for change and looking to recruit a Technical Product Developer. You will be part of the product development team, looking to challenge existing product and bring innovation to range design. This is a hybrid role between fabrics and garments. An interest in performance led clothing would be desirable.

Our client is an established brand and a market leader in fashion workwear across Europe. 

 Technical Product Developer – The role:

  • Good knowledge of fabric sourcing, development and performance across multiple categories would be an distinct advantage
  • Part of a busy development team, looking to ensure through proactive research and analysis, that apparel ranges are aligned to market trends, bringing innovation to the market and developing relationships with key garment and fabric suppliers.
  • Methodically manage fabric development issues and find proactive solutions to maintain critical path deadlines.
  • Reviewing test reports, lab dips and proactively retaining bulk continuity colour standards.
  • Liaise with internal and external contact to ensure the product meets performance standards.
  • Advise design, buying & internal sales teams on commercial fit for purpose, and participate in New Product Development Meetings
  • Meetings as appropriate.
  • To support the technical product development and quality team ensure the accuracy and detail of all product specifications including fitting logs and inspection reports.
  • Support and liaise with suppliers to ensure quality standards are achieved

Technical Product Developer – The Person:

  • Experience within similar fabric technical/product developer role (min 3 years), working in a fast paced environment.
  • A good general knowledge of fabrics, reading and reporting lab dips, test reports, liaising with mills and ensuring fit for purpose
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • A team player, ability to liaise with people at all levels.
  • A problem solver who can work on own initiative but also a team player with a good sense of humour!
  • Ability to travel both in the UK and offshore as required.
  • A knowledge of Illustrator is desirable
  • Experience in a PLM solution would be desirable

Please apply with your updated CV.

We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.


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