Product Developer
Fanatics, Inc.
Manchester
8d ago

Purpose of the Role :

  • To manage the product creation process from the initial designs through the sampling and production process to lead to on time delivery, in line with the company’s delivery requirements
  • Liaising with suppliers and vendor factories to ensure the product is produced to the correct specification and delivered within the desired time frames.
  • Work with vendors to develop new and innovative product lines
  • Accountabilities / Responsibilities :

  • Liaise with the Design Lead and Designers to ensure accurate product tech packs are produced, ready to supply to vendors
  • Liaise with the suppliers to effectively communicate the product requirements
  • Research and suggest new supplier contacts
  • Negotiate product costs with suppliers
  • Manage the sampling, sign off and delivery process
  • Manage the product development calendar to ensure company requirements are met
  • Present samples both internally and externally to ensure standards are met
  • Liaise with Merchandising team to keep delivery information up to date
  • Create graded size specs to ensure own label product is uniformly sized
  • Knowledge / Skills / Experience :

  • You will have strong proven product development experience in sports kits, replica, training wear and fan apparel lines
  • You will have experience of managing critical paths across varying categories
  • You will have experience of dealing with vendors / factories in the Far East and Europe
  • You will be driven, with attention to detail and good team work as well as the ability to work well alone
  • You will have good arithmetic skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • You will have a basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software.
  • You will be able to mix your all round product knowledge with a logical approach.
  • You will need a relevant design qualification at foundation degree, HND or degree level and experience.
  • A keen interest in sport is desirable but not necessary.
  • Competencies :

  • Product development experience in sports kits, replica, training wear and fan apparel lines
  • Experience of managing critical paths across varying categories
  • Far East and Europe Sourcing Experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Arithmetic skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software experience
  • Relevant design qualification at foundation degree, HND or degree level and experience.
  • Interest in Sport
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