Senior Product Coordinator, homeware company
We are excited to be working with a fabulous homewares company that supply to all of the leading retailers in the UK, Europe and the USA. They are currently looking for a talented Senior Product Coordinator to join them.
You will manage a team of Coordinators, working closely with the design team taking products from concept to production. You will oversee the work load, sampling, critical paths and maintain relations with factories in the Far East ensure best prices are being negotiated.
Ideally you will already be in a similar role, have excellent experience with critical path management and dealing with factories in the Far East.
A day in the life of this Senior Product Coordinator:
- Develop, implement and continually improve end to end processes within the NPD coordinators
- Manage a team of coordinators, mentoring, coaching and new opportunities to expand skill sets
- Oversee all communications and negotiations with factories ensuring service and product costs are the best available
- Managing the ordering of preproduction samples for Far East Suppliers
- Manage the workflow/critical paths tracking projects and ensuring objectives and deadlines are met
- Working closely with QC team managing new product testing costs and ensuring all testing meets budgets and fits into critical path timelines
- Managing all costs and reporting to directors with suggested improvements and showing cost savings
- Liaise with Licensors with any approval issues, ensuring they are resolved within required time frame
- Providing weekly reports on status of projects
- Regularly meetings and Working closely with the Product, Sales and Design teams
The ideal Senior Product Coordinator will have:
- 2 + years previous experience in a similar role within a wholesale or buying environment
- Experience dealing with the Far East Factories
- Good experience in managing a team, with the ability to drive change, motivate and inspire
- Experience dealing with Licensors and approval processes
- Excellent price negotiations skills
- Experience of working on products designed for retail
- Advanced Excel Skills
For a chat about this fabulous Senior Product Coordinator role please contact Lucy Earing and send your CV today!