Freelance Product Developer

UK-London
Job ID
2017-2273
# of Openings
1
Category
Product Development
Salary
£ In line with experience + benefits
Type
Freelance

Overview

The role of Freelance Product Developer focuses on the development of the Women’s RTW working closely with the design team from initial prototype to production handover. The aim is to ensure the collection meets both creative and commercial objectives. The ideal developer will have a minimum of 4 years’ development experience within luxury Womenswear.

Responsibilities

  • Partner closely with the Design team to develop the WRTW collection in line with brand aesthetic demonstrating product knowledge, ownership, quality and attention to detail.
  • Continually researching raw materials and trims, working with global mills and vendors.
  • Launching designs with suppliers from prototype make-up to production handover.
  • Attending prototype and sign off meetings demonstrating strong technical and construction knowledge.
  • Cost engineering of each product to achieve and maximize margin.
  • Build and maintain excellent vendor relationships with regular travel to visit factories.
  • Responsible for final product review with QA, Production and Designers.
  • Working with Merchandising on pricing strategy for each product category.
  • Update product information on PLM and SAP.
  • Ensure the development process adheres to the end to end Critical Path and key milestones.
  • BoM management.
  • Cost and margin analysis.
  • Negotiation of product costs with suppliers.
  • Capability of working with multiple projects & cross functional teams. 

Qualifications

  • Product Developer with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in Women’s Ready-To-Wear.
  • Expertise in luxury fashion partnering closely with design.
  • Solution orientated; problem solver, flexible and adaptable, resilient.
  • Strong communication skills; negotiator, influencer and collaborator building strong relationships.
  • Process and systems orientated, detailed, accurate and highly organized.
  • Strong time management skills working in high paced environment.

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