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Development Manager

Job Title: Development Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Germany
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91832
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: ALB.76337.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 14, 2013 09:46

Job Description

This exciting, world renowned lifestyle retailer is looking for a Senior Head of Development on Footwear to join its thriving team in Germany. You will be in charge of: Research and Development from design to production; acting as the technical and manufacturing resource; incorporating ideas for product design, construction, materials, compounds and components and preparing & updating data systems. As a Senior Head of Development you will: * Communicate with the other teams on a daily basis * Work to sign off blueprints * Examine prototypes to make sure all specifications are accurate and within the cost targets and check and release of Production Red Tag samples * Oversee the product testing phase and helping with production quality difficulties A huge bonus will be that you will travel both internationally and domestically in order to achieve the highest of product and development. You will have the following skills: * Footwear development in athletic and/ or footwear lifestyle industry * Professional understanding of footwear toolings and moulds * Strong understanding of material application, cost, performance and developments To succeed in this role you will be a creative developer who can work with designers outside the day to day development box, have very good Microsoft Office Skills and will be a flexible team player with willingness to travel globally. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.