Product Developer Footwear
This excellent opportunity is with an international brand and focused on men’s footwear .
Responsibilities will include:
Working with the different departments to manage the development process from the concept stage to production.
Manage and select lasts and tooling requirements.
Lead the fit sessions and the sampling through to the final production
Keeping up to date with new trends and innovations
Management of the prototypes to time frames
Advise and maintain cost information for materials and trimmings and the costings for finished product.
Some travel will be involved to visit suppliers overseas and trade fairs.
Educated to Degree level you will need to have an in depth knowledge of the footwear development and manufacturing processes . An excellent knowledge of leather and tanneries is essential
Experience of working with suppliers globally is required . Good It skills and the ability to work well as part of a team and on your own.