28 days ago
  • LevelMid Level
  • ProfessionsProduct Development Manager, Product Manager, Fashion Product Manager
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationSouth Shields, United Kingdom

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Company Description:
The Barbour story began in 1894 in South Shields in the North East of England. Founder John Barbour began supplying oilskins and other garments to protect the growing community of sailors, fishermen and dockers. Still family owned and now fifth generation, Barbour HQ remains in South Shields. Under the leadership of Chairman Dame Margaret Barbour, Barbour has grown into a lifestyle brand sold in over 55 countries worldwide including Europe, the US and Asia offering a wardrobe of stylish functional clothing, footwear and accessories inspired by the unique values of the British countryside. The iconic Barbour Bedale and Barbour Beaufort wax jackets continue to be made by hand in the factory in South Shields. In 2020, Barbour launched Wax for Life, an overarching name for all of Barbour’s wax services designed to encourage customers to extend the life of their wax garments. Wax for Life includes re-waxing and repairs (first introduced in 1921) and Barbour Re-Loved an upcycling circularity initiative. Each year over 70,000 wax garments are sent back to Barbour globally to be repaired, rewaxed or altered.
Position Overview:
We have an exciting opportunity for a Clothing Product Developer to join our Womenswear team here at our Head Office in South Shields. This role will be key to supporting the development of the Women’s clothing range and ensure all product meets costs, quality and brand objectives.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the design team to develop the collection in line with key deadlines
  • Main point of contact in terms of development for Suppliers
  • Manage the lab dip and yarn / fabric ordering process for SMS
  • Analysis of range forecasts to identify Market/ Customer needs.
  • Collate and provide product data regarding sales history and cost.
  • Develop/ maintain overarching strategic seasonal matrix.
  • Create seasonal range size target’s and monitor to ensure targets are not exceeded.
  • Responsible for sending out first design tech packs to suppliers and tracking development process.
  • Maintain and update PLM system to ensure all changes throughout range development are updated accordingly.
  • Communicate all range changes to meet business needs.
  • Monitor Range with Critical path deadlines.
  • Create and manage seasonal cost log within system to monitor/maintain margin targets.
  • Collate initial pricing and work with Supplier to meet margin targets
  • Manage seasonal range integration to wider business.
  • Work cross functionally with Design and Tech teams
Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in fashion design / marketing or similar is preferred.
  • Good knowledge and use of PLM system is desirable
  • Good knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel / Office.
  • Adobe Illustrator knowledge is desirable but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work proactively and independently.
  • Discretionary Company bonus scheme
  • Staff Discount
  • Staff Shop
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • 25 days holiday as standard increasing with length of service plus bank holidays
  • Access to training and development activities to support your career development
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Operate hybrid & flexible working
  • 4pm finish on a Friday
  • Wellbeing support
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme

Skills Required

  • Product Development
  • Fashion Design
  • Communication Skills

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