My Client, a leading Lifestyle Brand , based in Leeds, is looking for a Junior Product Developer for two 2 month contracts, Feb/March and July/August.
The Junior Product Developer role is supporting the design and development needs of the US sportswear partner by creating and sending design pack information in line with the seasonal critical path to enable global consistency of apparel collections. The position reports into the Head of Buying and Creative Director
Responsible for collating design packs with fabrics, make sheets, technical information for global licences.
Photograph original samples and swatch key new fabrics to send for development.
Liaise with the buying & QA team on the timelines of new developments and arrange meetings to get swatching where possible.
Review handlooms from licences against UK references to maintain global consistency.
Plan weekly & seasonal, being aware of key tasks/deadlines and a plan of how to achieve them.
Organising couriers for sending design packs, hard copies of artworks and swatch references.
Organise approval meetings with the Creative director to sign off handlooms and all relevant US design content to ensure global consistency.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Experience or a qualification and experience in product development and product technology.
Strong team working skills
Working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, and Excel
Accuracy in work completed, self-managing, able to deliver high standards consistently.
An understanding of product development cycle, and an ability to take instruction and then assume responsibility.
Able to work not only as a team but to be self sufficient and self motivated at all times