Job Reference: PP1682
Our Client is a fast growing, market leading brand, trading in more than 60 countries within All Terrain running, and elite fitness categories. Everything they do is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete! Every product is designed to be light, fast and natural; the brand is committed to running and fitness. It is bold, innovative, determined and tough. Working as part of a small team to achieve ambitious targets through a ‘can do approach’ in a modern, innovative and success orientated culture.
Reporting to the UK based Apparel Design/Product Manager, as a Designer / Developer you will primarily drive and assist with the design and development of new products for assigned categories within equipment and apparel. This position will support design and development objectives within the product lifecycle management framework; in this key role you will be responsible for-
Develop and drive the visual design language for Equipment and Accessories whilst assisting with Apparel product lines. Designing, developing and managing the product range ensuring delivery on time and in full.
Develop an excellent understanding of the brand and assist with in depth trend, colour and market research.
Partner with garment, fabric and trim suppliers, fibre and chemical companies to maintain fabric and trim related awareness of trends, innovative fibres, new technologies, finishing techniques and industry standards, etc.
Work closely with the Apparel Design / Product Manager executing the design process for assigned products, with an emphasis on innovation and performance whilst still meeting parameters of quality, price, moq’s, lead times and achieve economies of scale where possible.
Ensure 100% accuracy on all design and development documentation for adopted fabrics, including specs, lab dips, test reports, pricing, headers and proto notes.
Review developments evaluating fit, construction, detail, colour, graphics and manufacturing issues in line with target costs.
Communicate relevant information to all appropriate internal and external parties as well as overseas suppliers.
Timely completion of all tasks according to the relevant calendar.
Provide technical support in the apparel development and production process.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a fast-growing international brand and applications are now welcomed from highly motivated Designer/Developers who are highly competent in equipment, accessories and apparel design.
Please apply in complete confidence, enclosing a full CV and a selection of your portfolio to info @ planetpersonnel.com