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Product Developer Knitwear

Job Title: Product Developer Knitwear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Longview
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92695
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: ALB.23304.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: May 14, 2013 11:45

Job Description

Product Development Manager- Knitwear A highly exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the senior management team for a well renowned lifestyle brand. This position seeks someone experienced in product development co-ordination and management to standardise and implement processes and specifications to manage evolution. You responsibilities will involve: * Managing the design and development process * Product specifications * Leading the Design & Development and QC teams * To coordinate and manage critical paths * Maintain and set QC standards within development and production. * Ensure accurate specification and costing information is recorded for our large range of socks. * Review product ranges, suppliers and internal practices. As a Product Development Manager your principle accountabilities will include managing the Design and Development team to produce the seasonal collections and samples required for both our branded and private label business and being responsible for the accuracy and quality of product specifications from knitting through to labelling and packaging. You will: * Manage the Quality Control team to maintain high standards and feedback improvements into production. * Own the design and development process and make changes to improve efficiency. * Control the introduction and testing of new yarns. To be successful in this role you will have knitted/knitwear textile knowledge, team management experience, good communication skills and Critical path management. You will have knowledge of international standards and regulations for fashion & textiles 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.