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Senior Product Development & Design Manager Women's Casualwear

Job Title: Senior Product Development & Design Manager Women's Casualwear
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
REF: 2669_1572878570
Contact Name: Val May
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Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Job Description

Looking for a change of lifestyle? Our client is an established supplier delivering trend-driven fast fashion to all major US and UK retailers. This is an unmissable opportunity to join a company thriving in today's market. With their Headquarters based in Hong Kong and offices across major cities such as in New York and London, they are looking for a strong Senior Product Developer specialising in Casual, Active and Denim wear within Womenswear. 

Your role will entail producing a line each season with monthly drops of new exciting products, catering exclusively to the private label brands of all major retailers that we supply to.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Line manage Co-ordinator and Fabric Co-ordinator
  • Manage a team to put together a line and handle independent Fabric development, Wash development and CAD for Print and Embellishment.
  • Coordinate and participate in development meetings to happen in-line with seasonal calendars, be aware of materials being developed
  • The person should have good experience in market research and be able to coordinate with the Design Teams of the major retailers we supply to.
  • Ensure development is returned in time for deadlines set and review with co-ordinators on receipt.
  • Coordinate and participate in Development/ Swatch Edits and Selection meetings
  • Oversee that all information is collected for selected materials and that relevant databases/ filing are updated in UK office and reference sent to FE office
  • Ensure that due diligence (base tests and wearer trials) are actioned on new materials when required (hotlist and ongoing)
  • Review initial due diligence and any further actions required with Co-ordinators.
  • Involve relevant parties and gain input were required for an issue (merch, tech, etc)
  • Co-ordinate meetings to communicate material updates to teams across the business
  • Provide regular reports to senior management regarding material sampling figures and review against bulk material reports

Person Specifications:

  • The requirement would be for someone that has 7+ years experience in Women's apparel
    Bachelors degree holder in Fashion Design or Product Development,
  • Exposure and experience working with the US or UK markets.
    Confident in managing and maintaining customer relationships and managing projects
  • Strong organization and communication skills - ability to collaborate with multiple departments to achieve company objectives
  • Excellent market knowledge and trend awareness with an elevated taste level with the ability to translate this to commercial products appropriate for specific customers.
  • Firm understanding of fabrication and trims
    General to advanced understanding of garment structure and specs
  • Proficient in Adobe AI, Photoshop and MS Office applications
  • Proficient in computer sketching, creating tech packs and sample development tracking
  • Excellent written and spoken English