Product Developer

Reference

CLE/AR/056712

Sector

Car Industry

Salary

£40,000 to £60,000 Per Annum

Town/City

UK / Remote

Contract Type

Permanent

Closing Date

22/10/2021

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Product Developer

UK/Remote

Salary: €50,000-65,000

The Company:

Our client are a family owned business that strives to make the World’s best cycling essentials that will have you covered on all surfaces and in all conditions. They are passionate and active cyclists and understand the importance of the right cycling essentials. They strive to deliver high-quality products that you will love to use again and again. Their products offer Comfort, Functionality, Performance and Style.

The Role:

Reporting to the Chief Product Officer?you will join the product development team, which oversees design, development, production and supply chain. The department is accountable for design, product development, sourcing and manufacturing, from early idea and innovation projects to final product. As a product developer, you will be leading product development and sourcing of cycling wear and rainwear. Head office is based in Denmark so remote workers from the UK need to be willing to travel to Copenhagen 6-10 times per year.

Responsibilities:

Accountable for the development of cycling wear and rainwear

Owning the engineering process of cycling wear and rainwear

Accountable for quality, functionality, and performance requirements for these categories

Creating measurement specifications, grading, and sizing rules for each garment type

Creating and finalising tech packs with design and production team

Creating wear testing guidelines

Ensuring fabric, fit and overall design all meet standards

Building strong relationships with our suppliers with factory visits and continuous communication

Owning critical path and development phase with manufacturers and suppliers

Essential Skills & Requirements:

On top of an enduring passion for cycling and a purpose driven personality, the ideal candidate is passionate about developing new products and researching sustainable fabrics and production methods. You will have a strong passion for sportswear, ideally cycling apparel, and a meticulous attention to detail and a strong communication skillset. A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

Approximately five years' experience working for a cycling or sportswear brand

Advanced knowledge of garment construction and technical garment creation skills

Excellent knowledge of technical performance materials and their properties

An excellent understanding of the impact of construction, materials, and pattern

An excellent understanding of costing template variables

Strong experience and knowledge of working with overseas factories

Strong communication skills and proven experience collaborating with overseas factories

Strong Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office skills

Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed

Full professional proficiency in English, both written and spoken – other languages are a plus

Possess strong analytical and project management skills – you are systematic and structured

Have solid communication and listening skills

Are comfortable working with tight deadlines and capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously

Are highly self-motivated with a high energy level and a positive mindset with a “can do” attitude

Are flexible and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic business – you have a hands-on approach to execution

Thrive equally well with coordination, handling, and more operational tasks

Have an enduring passion for cycling

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