Experienced Knitwear Product Developer

£35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
LM-16-10-18
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Our client, a luxury womenswear brand, require an exceptional Product Developer with a strong knitwear background to join their friendly team. This brand have a global following with high profile stores all over the world. The role involves coordinating and assisting with the development of the seasonal range from design concept to production, while maintaining the designers vision and brand standards.

The Role:

  • Manage critical path and ensure all key dates are met
  • Coordinate all product testing, approve all samples, raw materials, lab dips and trims
  • Sourced new yarns, created new techniques/knit stitches, spec development through sample fit and approval
  • Responsible for the fit sessions of the knitwear category, resolved development issues and liaised daily with suppliers
  • Ensure timely delivery of samples
  • Liaised with the buying and production teams to plan brand strategy in conjunction with manufactures
  • Negotiated product costs with suppliers
  • Deliver QC inspections in bulk shipments and resolved issues
  • Attend factory visits and liaise directly at all stages of development process
  • Organise and attend fit sessions
  • Measure and check quality of all new samples
  • Write detailed fit comments and take images when required
  • Communicate pre-production sample quality and fit requirements
  • Amend patterns
  • Liaise with production, product development, design and the pattern room to ensure communication is clear daily

The Candidate:

  • A minimum of 6 years' experience as a knitwear Product Developer
  • Strong practical knowledge and experience in garment fitting and quality
  • Sound knowledge of fabric and trims
  • Experienced in working with factories
  • Great communication skills
  • Confident using Excel
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders

Due to the high volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please send your CV to lauren.mcintosh@fsrl.co.uk or call 0208 237 8900 today to apply.

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