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Senior Technical Product Developer - Jewellery

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Norfolk
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
REF: 4827_1719499021
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Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Technical Product Developer specialising in jewellery to join an award-winning jewellery brand. This role is an integral part of the business, where you will be responsible for helping deliver a strong pipeline of innovative products.

Previous jewellery experience and expertise in manufacturing and development is essential for this role. You will be contributing to the technical development of the full product range.

If you are looking to be based in the beautiful Norfolk region - permanently or 3 days a week, this is a fabulous opportunity to join an iconic brand.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborate with suppliers to bring design ideas to life with pace and accuracy.
  • Strong working knowledge of CADs which ensure the product will be viable
  • Using technical understanding to foresee potential issues with product quality
  • Working tightly to a critical path and working cross functionally with commercial and supplier teams.
  • Briefing of collections for development with suppliers, translating design aesthetic, technical details (including stone setting and hinge/clasps) and sharing knowledge on construction methods and expected quality standards.
  • Raise sample purchase orders and communicate effectively with suppliers daily/regularly to track sample development progress within the required lead time.
  • Report clear, concise development updates by supplier and identify potential delays or obstructions to delivery milestones.
  • Take on sourcing projects to bring innovation to our portfolio of products including new stones, findings and components.
  • Manage the design studio space, in parallel with the rest of the team, to keep it an inspirational space but also fully functional for the full team to maximise its benefit.

Person specification:

  • Proven track record in technical jewellery development
  • Prior experience of Jewellery Development and manufacture, ideally with expertise in diamonds, gemstones and 14k solid gold.
  • Experience with managing external suppliers & product management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Well organised, can multi-task and prioritise effectively, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office.
  • An enthusiastic team player!