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PRODUCT DEVELOPER WITH GARMENT TECH EXPERIENCE

Overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Product Developer with Garment Tech experience to join the Product team. The right candidate will successfully manage a crucial part of the product development chain, and be an important part of a dynamic and fast-growing team based in London. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Head of Product Development and manage the product development process from concept to bulk
  • Manage the fabric development process from sourcing to bulk approval
  • Co-ordinate and manage fabric testing
  • Work to a fabric critical path and liaise daily with offshore fabric mills
  • Support Head of Product Development in managing the sampling process (internal studio and external suppliers)
  • Assist the Head of Product Development with fabric and trim purchasing for in-house sampling
  • Check and prepare all samples for weekly fittings
  • Manage the fit process from in-house toiles to production
  • Manage techpacks, BOM, measurement and graded charts
  • Serve as primary point of contact with manufacturers and all external suppliers
  • Manage the product critical path (internal studio and external suppliers)
  • Work closely with Head of Product Development on product pricing
  • Ensure all products are delivered on time at the required quality 

The Ideal Candidate

Candidate’s background

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in apparel Product Development and Garment Tech - preferably within the Sport / performance industry
  • Experience in fitting performance garments
  • Good pattern cutting knowledge
  • Experience in print design and fabric development
  • Experience in managing critical path
  • Experience working with in-house atelier and external sample rooms
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and MS Office applications
  • Bachelor’s degree or related education in Fashion and Textiles
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

Key Personal Competencies /Skills

  • Professional, highly motivated, hardworking and flexible, comfortable with change
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent at planning, organising and prioritising workload
  • Works well under pressure
  • Great attention to detail
  • Loves problem solving and challenges
  • Empathetic team player
  • Ability and enthusiasm for travel

To apply, please submit CV to product@lecol.cc. Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.