Production, Technical & Wholesale

Product Development & Technical Manager

Product Development & Technical Manager- Men's Wear


A brand with true authenticity, heritage and expertise recognised throughout the world.



- To manage the development & technical specification of the vintage apparel range, ensuring that it follows out brand DNA, adheres to our quality standards and delights our customers.

- Own the intake margin through product cost negotiations and regular margin analysis throughout the development season.

- Ensure that product quality is at the forefront of all developments by understanding the brand standards, customers perception & expectations; and relevance for the suggested RRP and market placement.

- Guide and support the design team with the initial design process to ensure product is commercial, suitable for production, and works within the correct price architecture.

- Partner with design on assigning and sourcing raw materials for initial sketches which are suitable for bulk production.

- Allocate styles to factories based on supplier capabilities & strengths, partnering with planning & production to ensure allocations are realistic and reflect a commercial mix of the best product quality & margin. Source new suppliers & factories where needed.

- Own and manage costings and margin and cross cost with different factories where appropriate to achieve the best quality and price.

- Own and manage the proto & SMS process

- Oversee the technical team, manage, nurture & support the Product Developers, garment Techs, setting goals for continued personal support.


- 5 years experience in similar position

- Knowledge of garment fits & Construction is desirable

- Experience of visiting garment factories

- Working understanding of pattern cutting

- Highly organized with ability to prioritise workload within the brand calendar time lines

- A confident communicator

- A team player with a positive and proactive

If this Product Development role interests you, please click the 'Apply' button and submit your cv and quote reference SCD/56879


Susana Duarte

If this Product Development & Technical Manager role interests you, please click the ‘Apply’ button and submit your cv with your portfolio and quote reference 56879/002.