Trim Development Manager
Sweaty Betty
London (Fulham), United Kingdom
4d ago

Your Journey

If you don’t already know us, Sweaty Betty is a global activewear and lifestyle brand for women.

We’re also a community that believes fitness is a flip-the-switch trigger for becoming the woman you want. Leggings and sports bras won’t change the world on their own.

But with a grab-my-hand, let’s-go-for-it-now spirit, the women who wear them can.

We are looking for a Trim Development Manager to join the ever-growing Product Team. With an understanding of the Sweaty Betty brand and passion for what you do, you are excited at the prospect of being the lead for the development, sourcing and commercialization of trims, adding newness and improving the existing product offer as Sweaty Betty continues its global expansion!

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On your SB Journey, you will :

  • Create trim briefs including developing trim drawings and specifications.
  • Ensure all trims are approved and conform to SB performance and compliance standards.
  • Support the design team in creating seasonal trim mood boards in line with seasonal themes.
  • Maintain trim data for reporting and relevant PLM requirements.
  • Participate in all relevant meetings with design, raw materials, product development, buying and business updates.
  • Build relationships and rapport with new and existing trim suppliers, to understand and leverage their capabilities, whilst overcoming barriers to doing business eg price / minimums, lead-times, new technology.
  • Provide technical support being the expert in the room for the Design and Produce Development team of the suitability of trims and the technical capability of vendors to supply the products required.
  • Support the SB sustainability initiatives.
  • Be responsible for creation and maintenance of a physical and digital trim library.
  • LEADERSHIP

  • Build the trim development team at Sweaty Betty.
  • Mentor and develop team members, building on their strengths.
  • Instigate trim development processes from innovation to commercialization.
  • R&D / Innovation

  • Carry out trend, technical research and comp shop reports to ensure trims are continually evolving an always world class.
  • Create and inspire beautiful and innovative solves for trim raw materials.
  • Visit Industry trade shows / webinars / conferences to gain knowledge, keep up to date with industry advancements and apply to the SB range.
  • Explore the use of digital assets and 3D printing for prototyping.
  • Critical Path Management

  • Ensure developments are completed as per the agreed critical path dates.
  • Anticipate and highlight any potential delays to trim development and come up with creative solves.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the factory processes, colour limitations and supplier lead times for trims.
  • SRS Management

  • Ensure required trims are available for SRS.
  • Commercial Awareness

  • Conduct frequent comp shops, present findings to the team.
  • Must Haves

  • Qualified to a degree level in Textile Technology / Materials Science or a similar subject.
  • 5 year's minimum experience in similar position.
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Suite & Microsoft office (including Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign) CAD ability with Illustrator / Photoshop.
  • Superb organization skills and self-motivated as while as an eye for detail
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Capable of working well with other teams and building productive relationships, as well as working well independently.
  • Able to work at a fast pace and to remain calm under pressure.
  • Knowledge of trim testing.
  • Existing network of trim suppliers.
  • Experience on 3D printing prototypes an advantage.
  • The Extras

  • Generous clothing allowance
  • 50% off all Sweaty Betty merchandise
  • 23 days holiday, with buy and sell holiday option
  • Sample sales
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Monthly Office Meeting
  • Generous Company Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay and Childcare support
  • Discounts at the best Studio Classes
  • SB Flexible Working : we currently work flexibly between the office and home. Our focus remains keeping everyone safe and we will continue to review this in line with government guidance
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