Product Developer

Job

  • London  
    London, United Kingdom
    perm, freelance  
  • Company
    Good Squish  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
    Wage
    Competitive
  • Closing date
    30 April 2024  
    Posted on
    30 March 2024  

Employment Type: Between 2-5 days a week.

Start Date: Beginning of May. We will be hosting interviews from 2nd of April.

The Role (Key Responsibilities):

Product Development & Innovation:

  • Drive the development of new accessory products from ideation to launch.
  • Assist in sourcing production materials, from fabrics to all sundries, with an understanding of budgetary, sustainability, and quality requirements.
  • Manage interns/design assistants in updating and archiving fabric/trim swatches.
  • Monthly review of product range with directors to refine based on customer feedback and market trends.
  • Coordinate with factories on new product progress, sample quality checks, and feedback.
  • Maintain up-to-date product development records in relevant software systems.

Design & Prototyping:

  • Engage in pattern making as needed.
  • Collaborate with in-house seamstress and design team on prototyping and design adjustments.
  • Ensure prototypes are developed within budget and meet design specifications through close work with manufacturers.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Work with the team on aligning product designs with business goals and market needs.
  • Liaise with marketing to tap into customer preferences and identify market opportunities.
  • Keep the team informed on product development stages and decisions.

Quality & Sustainability:

  • Uphold high standards for product quality and brand reputation.
  • Manage the quality control process to ensure all products meet expectations.
  • Advocate for and implement improvements in product quality and sustainability.

The Candidate:

  • Proactive Self-Starter:
    Actively seeks out tasks and projects without waiting for direction,  demonstrating a strong initiative to improve workflow and efficiency.

  • Versatile and Adaptable:
    Comfortable wearing multiple hats and jumping into different roles as needed, thriving in a fast-paced environment.

  • Growth Minded:
    Show’s a genuine interest in growing with the company, eager to learn, adapt and take on increasing responsibilities over time.

  • Independent Problem Solver:
    Identifies challenges and provides solutions, helping to streamline operations and enhance team productivity without waiting for guidance.

  • Visionary and Strategic:
    See’s beyond the day-to-day tasks, contributing ideas that align with the company's long term goals and growth.

  • Team Collaborator:
    Works well within a team, sharing knowledge and learning from others, while contributing to a positive and supportive work culture.

  • Passionate and Committed:
    Brings enthusiasm to their work every day, committed to the company's mission and long term success.

  • Innovative Thinker:
    Constantly looking for ways to improve processes, products, or services, demonstrating creativity and forward thinking mindset.

  • Ambitious and Determined:
    Motivated by the opportunity to advance and shape their role within the company, showing perseverance and dedication to personal and professional growth.

  • Long-Term Vision:
    Interested in a lasting career with the company, aiming to grow personally and professionally as the business expands.

Experience and Skills Required:

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in product development within the fashion accessories and/or fashion industry.
  • Strong project management skills, with a track record of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in design software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite).
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Technically skilled.
  • Understanding of pattern making is a +

What We Offer:

  • Attractive Compensation Package:
    We offer a salary that reflects your experience and skills, along with a comprehensive review system to ensure fair and competitive compensation as you grow with us.

  • Opportunity For Growth:
    Significant opportunities for professional development and career advancement within our dynamic team.

  • Creative and Supportive Team Environment:
    You’ll become part of a passionate and innovative team, working in a role that encourages creativity, initiative and collaboration.

  • Commitment To Professional Development:
    We are dedicated to your growth and will support your professional journey with access to training, workshops and conferences designed to enhance your skills and knowledge.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you’re perfect for the role.

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