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Senior Product Developer - Collections

Senior Product Developer - 9-12 months Maternity Cover to start in October

Fred Perry has always been different.

Fred Perry will never favour short term gain if it in anyway, devalues the long-term strength of the brand. We continue to be a profitable global niche brand with strong values of integrity, personality and individuality. We offer a great salary and benefits here at Fred, not to mention a very generous staff discount and amazing pension contribution!

You will have a min of 5 years Product Development experience, working with apparel. You will have a strong background in either Men's and/or Women's multi-product and price negotiations. 

The Role

The Senior Product Developer will be working across multiple collaborations and collections range for both Men and Women apparel. 

You will be responsible for the development of the range, taken from the Product Manager's line plan through the entire production process to salesman sample.

  • To work closely with internal and external Designers and alongside our Garment Technologists
  • Responsible for Fabric and Trim sourcing (fabrics, hardware and components) ensuring they are fit for purpose and commercially viable for the brand
  • Proto development, from Design CAD drawings and archive samples
  • Visit factories in the UK and EU when necessary to handover technical packs for proto development
  • Maintain and build excellent relationships with suppliers, manufacturers and external collaboration partners
  • To attend and actively contribute to proto fit meetings up to Red Seal stage and beyond where necessary
  • Analysing sales figures, understanding and presenting them in a clear format
  • Attend key management meetings - alongside the Product Manager, Directors and the Managing Director to discuss range planning and sign off the collection
  • Mentor to Product Development Assistant.  Along with the Product Manager, will be expected to be involved in the development of the more junior member of the team
  • Responsible for communication with external collaboration partners, including internal and external meetings

About You

Fred Perry has always been different. We’re only as good as our employees, and so we look to attract people who are passionate and with diverse backgrounds and experience.

  • Minimum 5 years experience within apparel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good understanding of Garment construction
  • Brand awareness
  • Able to proactively manage workload accordingly, to achieve seasonal deadlines
  • Strong market knowledge
  • Previous experience with UK and EU suppliers
  • Highly organised
  • Flexible and positive approach to problem solving
  • MS Office and Adobe Illustrator skills
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Perks & Benefits

  • Flexible working hours

  • 25 days holiday

  • Staff discount

  • Healthcare & Life Insurance

  • Buy extra Holidays

  • Cycle to work

  • Generous pension scheme

  • Plus more

Work With Us

Our head office is in the heart of London. It’s where everything happens from Design, Product Development, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations. We have over 200 shops around the world, from Manchester to Brighton, Paris, New York, Seoul and Tokyo to name a few. 

We’re an ambitious brand, collaborating with some of the best designers and partners in the world. But we’re only as good as our employees, so we look to attract people who are passionate with diverse backgrounds and experience. 

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