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Head of Production & Development, Accessories

A famous fashion house is looking for a Head of Production & Development, Accessories for a contract of 6 months.

ABOUT THE COMPANY


Beautiful womens wear designer based in south west London. Recently released there RTW aswel as Bespoke. They are looking for a Head of Production and within the Accessories department.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Role

- Manage the development processes of handbags, shoes, soft leather goods, other leather goods and jewellery across four seasons per year, as well as special projects
- Plan the the yearly development critical path and communicate this to Design, Merchandising, Development and Production, as well as suppliers, for each season
- Responsible for the development processes from initial research to final samples, following all stages of sampling, problem solving and provide technical advice to the Design team and suppliers
- In collaboration with Design, source raw materials and components, develop hardware components and research/evaluate feasibility of specific makings
- Manage colours approval for materials in coordination with Design and the suppliers
- Follow up on deliveries of raw materials and hardware in order to manage timelines
- Maintain good working relationships with current suppliers and research new potential suppliers as needed
- Plan and supervise fittings or pre-production meetings
- Sign off collections, ensuring that quality is up to standards and samples are delivered on time
- Negotiate price points and development costs for each season in order to reach target development budgets
- Manage yearly budgets for both development and production
- Create and oversee technical packs for supplies, ensuring clear communication and work flow
- Work closely with Merchandising in order to offer a balanced collection to price target
- Create price matrix sheets to handover to the Sales team, together with seasonal sales presentations of each collection
- Work along side the Logistics team during show season in order to smoothly plan and deliver the show collection
- Update production delivery schedules weekly and communicate to Logistics and Sales
- Manage the QC external freelancer (skins and finished goods)
- Manage testing for all materials and finished goods prior to production launch

ABOUT YOU


- Minimum of 4-5 years experience in a similar role
- Willing to travel regularly to partner factories and Italy
- Italian speaker essential

If this Head of production and Development Accessories role interests you, please click the 'Apply' button and submit your CV or send your CV to abbieburrows@freedomrecruit.com

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Abbie Burrows

If this Head of Production & Development, Accessories role interests you, please click the ‘Apply’ button and submit your cv with your portfolio and quote reference 02021999.

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