Product Development Assistant/Assistant Buyer

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Bedfordshire | Ref: BBBH27380

£25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum

Role Title

Product Development Assistant/Assistant Buyer

£25,000 - £28,000 + benefits

Role Profile
Our client is a global leader in designing, producing and delivering exceptional products for the most successful sporting events in the world, such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa league and FIFA World Cup. They are looking for a Development and Production Coordinator to join their business to join their Product Development team and communicate with manufacturers globally to develop sportswear for leading sports brands.
Ideally this role will be part-time hours, but full-time for the right candidate. For full-time there is also the opportunity to be involved with product ranging, looking at new product ideas for our seasonal catalogues and collections

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop products, to satisfy the business plan, the QC/CE standards, and brand strategy, for the specified product category.
  • Liaise closely with designers
  • Work with factories for development and negotiate cost, lead time, MOQ
  • Ensure product quality and styling right for the market
  • Approve sample sets
  • Follow product through from design to production
  • Range-building

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Knowledge and experience of fabrics, sizing, lab-dips, off-shore factory liaison and development critical paths
  • Experience in a similar role (minimum 3 years)
  • A passion for fashion
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Highly numerate
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Self-starter with a highly proactive approach
  • Willing to learn with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a close-knit team with an ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and be able to demonstrate excellent time management skills
  • Proficient in windows-based software such as Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook

Client information
Our client is a market leading business based in Bedfordshire

Up to £28,000

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