Junior Product Developer

Michael Page
08 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Working alongside the Senior Product Developer, designer and Buying team, providing support with the continous improvement of product from a technical & commercial perspective, ensuring that quality is maintained and compliance legislation is adhered to.

Improving retail sales and margin improvement is the key objective of this role.

Client Details

A well established retailer with 1000+ stores worldwide. The client is at the forefront of the latest in equipment and clothing technology, for those seeking good value outdoor products.


  • Assisting the setting up of size specs / blocks & graded size specs for all product areas.
  • Issuing size specs for development & production to factories & suppliers to ensure continuity & consistency across the board.
  • To inspect & measure garments (proto samples through to production).
  • Assist in fit meetings, ensuring that technical packs / fit comments are sent to suppliers & factories without any delay.
  • Working alongside the merchandising team, helping maintain the critical path for all orders.
  • Ensure product quality is kept up to standard.
  • Providing support for the Product Developer to ensure that factories follow company supplier guidelines.
  • To work alongside the factory for fabric testing & for care label development & approval.
  • Sample product in line with the Sourcing Strategy Approve factory lab dips and fabric testing.
  • Approve PP's, AQLs and gold seal product.
  • Checking factory invoices
  • Liaise with merchandising on order placement - checking orders and liaising with factories on all orders
  • Approve lab-dips and strike offs with the design and buying team.
  • Work with the warehouse & review any returned samples.
  • Ensure product compliance.
  • Visit the warehouse trips to liaise with the QA team
  • PLM support
  • Develop the accessories range for a specific brand - managing the entire process


  • Minimum 2 years' relevant industry experience in product development
  • Experience of working within an outdoor/ sports brand would be an advantage
  • Must have strong MS Excel skills
  • A good understanding of garment production processes
  • Must have experience of working and communicating with manufacturers
  • Able to proactively manage own workload and communicate advice to suppliers
  • Good planning and organisational skills, adaptable to change and be able to meet the needs of the business;
  • Good communication skills - written and spoken

Job Offer

Competitive Salary with additional benefits.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80191091

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