Job Description

£24000 - £30000/annum

Associate Product Developer - Sports Kits

To be responsible for the development of seasonal ranges of clothing, in line with critical path deadlines.

Client Details

A great opportunity for an Associate Product Developer 12 months mat cover to join a leading iconic sports club that produces the latest kits, souvenir, fashion clothing and accessories.


To create products with the required features, costs and lead times.
To create an accurate, detailed technical specification for each product.
To develop appropriate, commercial branding and trim packages for each range, whilst continually researching and developing new ideas.
To develop new fabrics and maintain a fabric library.
To assess prototype and pre-production samples against each specification and propose any amendments/improvements to the relevant manufacturer.
To approve all lab dips, strike-offs, knit-downs, panels etc and to clearly feedback any outcome to the relevant supplier.
To ensure all relevant samples are available on time for all review meetings. Samples are to be mocked-up with proposed trims and graphics, if necessary, for each review meeting.
To visit suppliers when required, to discuss each garment spec and new development in detail.
To obtain cost prices from suppliers and to negotiate these, alongside the Senior Manager, Product Development & Sourcing.
To log the progress of all developments and to ensure all critical path deadlines are met.
To provide accurate information on all products to the Senior Associate, Clothing (category management), as required.
To analyse the market and complete trend analysis and competitor shopping/trade fairs which will enable product recommendations to be made and inform the development of new products.


Experience of clothing product development within a global sports or lifestyle brand
Experience of working with clothing manufacturers based across Asia and Europe
Strong influencing and negotiation skills
Commercial awareness and knowledge of the competitor market
Knowledge of a diverse range of clothing products
Strong organisational skills and excellent time management
Ability to present accurate information in a clear manner
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and working on multiple priorities
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office packagesJob Offer

Up to £30k DOE + Close to transport links + 9-4.30 + Mix of home/ office work

Associate Product Developer - Sports Kits

Associate Product Developer - Sports Kits

Associate Product Developer - Sports Kits