Production, Technical & Wholesale

Product Development Manager

Freedom Recruit
West London, London

Our client, a quintessential British Luxury brand that is renowned for their love of leather goods, currently has an exciting new opening. If you are a Product Development Manager, with at least 8 years' experience working with Luxury leather goods (handbags & accessories) and are looking for a new challenge, this could be an amazing opportunity for you.

The Role:

  • Work closely with European suppliers to manage the CMT production process of all leather goods

  • Oversee the whole production critical path, from ordering and product development through to delivery

  • Negotiate costs, lead times and confirm final product approvals

  • Manage quality across all products and create reports to monitor standards

  • Source new suppliers, materials and processes to implement innovation across collections

  • Responsible for ensuring that budget is adhered to by negotiating and managing costs across production materials and processes

The Ideal Candidate:

  • At least 8-10 years' experience working with Luxury Leather goods in a Production Management role, ideally following completion of a fashion-based degree

  • European CMT leather goods (handbags & accessories) experience & a comprehensive technical understanding of construction

  • Diligent, organised and able to communicate internally and externally, problem solving to creative efficient solutions whilst adhering to deadlines

  • Confident, with the ability to negotiate costs, lead times and MOQ's, continually sourcing and cross costing, whilst maintaining quality standards

  • Fluent English to a professional business standard is essential. Italian and/or Spanish linguistic skills are desirable.

What you will get in return:

  • Salary of £55k-60k, dependent on experience

  • Support of a Product Developer and Administrator

  • The opportunity to work for an iconic and well-renowned Luxury brand


Shabnam Choudhary

If this Product Development Manager role interests you, please click the ‘Apply’ button and submit your cv with your portfolio and quote reference SC58299/001_1561471191.