Product Development Assistant

Zachary Daniels
11 Mar 2017
10 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Zachary Daniels are recruiting for a Fashion Product Development Assistant based in Manchester.

My client are part of a large retail group with a diverse range of products and are not for the faint hearted. You will get to work with amazing Designers to help create a cutting edge specialist range within clothing and accessories and get to work in a business where you're job is not 'just a job'. They are seeking an ambitious Product Development Assistant to join and grow with their business as the brand takes the UK by storm.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with generation of initial design specs and issue specs and artwork to suppliers
  • Ensure Samples are made to standard and on schedule
  • Keep tracking sheets fully updated, monitor samples arriving in UK, and ensure requests from Asia team and trips arrive in time for key meetings
  • Assist PD Manager in arranging and carrying out fit meetings
  • Monitor UK trim library and record all approvals
  • Assist with SMS spec building for seasonal product and accessories
  • Work with our team in Asia to track and measure samples required for fitting
  • Coordinate wearer trial programme using colleagues, consumers and analyse feedback to identify improvments
  • Assist with preparation for Far East trips
  • Monitor QC helpdesk and feedback issues to PD Manager and Buyers
  • Work with Buying Manager and PC team in China to ensure that all REACH and zip testing is carried
  • Arrange and document all bulk REACH testing and ensure accurate records are kept

The ideal candidate will have at least 12 months experience within a fashion or accessories design or development environment, have a minimum of a 2:1 in a Fashion Design or clothing development degree and want to progress within a specialist retail environment.

Please note you must have already graduated to be considered for this position.

If you believe you have the right background and experience, apply today.