Junior Buyer/Product Developer

Job Description

Location: St Albans

Salary: Competitive Salary

Hours: Full Time

The Junior Product Developer will be responsible for supporting and working with the Junior Designer & Technical Team to launch new product ranges, primarily sportswear, as well as providing administrative support to the Buying/Sourcing Team alongside the Buyer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for sample development, managing sourcing sheets & critical path. Ensuring day-to-day follow up with factories & suppliers is actioned and relevant teams are kept up to date.
  • Maintaining swatch book library and sourcing new fabrics with a focus on sustainability.
  • Support sign off for new products/sportswear ranges. Ensure Technical Packs are correct for the factory & the Merchandising team.
  • Provide the Merchandising team with all relevant product detail; Technical Packs, Visuals & Cost prices to ensure orders are raised accurately and efficiently.
  • Support fit process.
  • Support of packaging developments.
  • Handle all submissions, bulks & lab dips and ensuring comments are sent on time.
  • Ensure product quality is kept up to standard.
  • Have a good technical understanding of all industry fabric.
  • Provide support to the Buying Manager/Technical Team to ensure all factories are following company guidelines.
  • Provide administrative support to the Buying/Sourcing team, as required.

•    Be an effective communicator and pass on essential information to management & other areas of the business.
•    Be able to provide information to Senior Management (CEO) quickly & concisely when required.
•    Be a key supportive member within a growing team & business.
•    Be willing to learn & adapt in a fast-paced environment.
•    To complete any other reasonable tasks as required by the management team

Our ideal candidate will have:

  •  Experience in buying and/or product development, ideally experienced working on clothing.
  • Technical Fabric knowledge desirable.
  • Strong organisational skills with a systematic approach to working.
  • Capability of working on multiple projects in parallel & prioritising own workload.
  • Experience working to a Product Development/Production calendar and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to cope under pressure to meet the demand of the business.
  • Experience of working closely with manufacturers in development.

How to apply

Name: Katy Moon

Email: [email protected]