Product Development Assistant

Fred Perry
Central London, London SW1A 2DR, UK
Posted 16 days ago
Full time

Triple Wimbledon champion Fred Perry founded his brand in 1952. He was the son of a cotton spinner, who played and fought his way through, always with style – and despite the establishment. Today, Fred Perry is a global community of over 370 employees, all inspired by the Laurel Wreath and what it represents

PURPOSE: Product Development Assistant – Footwear & Accessories

To assist in the development and execution of quarterly collections that fulfils both the requirements of the Designer and the Product Team

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working with the Product Development team to build and maintain design packages
  • Fabric, trim and leather sourcing as applicable - working closely with the designers to ensure fabrics and components achieve both their requirements and those of the business
  • To attend and actively contribute to design/development meetings up to SMS delivery
  • Day to day maintenance of the critical path (range plan) is vital for both the Product Development, Technical and Planning departments.
  • Ensuring product kit codes are correct in the in-house system
  • Manage and execute the critical path for the quarterly cad brochures

    THE PERSON:

    • Understanding of product construction and manufacture
    • Clear and precise written communication skills
    • At least 1 year's experience in a similar role
    • Intermediate MS Office skills
    • Able to use own initiative

    HOURS:

    We actively encourage our teams to have a good work/life balance and so we are pleased to offer flexible working shifts at Fred Perry HQ. Our core shift hours are from 10am – 4.30pm and so employees can choose to start and finish early, or start and finish late. (i.e. work 8:00am-4:30pm, or 10:00am-6:30pm etc). We also have 30-minute early finish on Fridays.

    As we continue to work in a more flexible way, the Head Office acts a brand hub, where we can all connect and collaborate with one another. This role is a mix of office based (London) and remote working. We will expect the employee to come into the office regularly for face-to-face meetings and to work alongside their team on collaborative projects.

    BENEFITS:

    We are proud to offer a wide range of benefits to all our staff, and continue to reassess what our community needs from us to thrive. We don’t want to be a good company to work for, we want to be a great one. Here are some things we currently offer:

    • Annual performance-related bonus
    • Competitive salary, reviewed every year
    • Generous staff discount and regular sample sales
    • Generous pension scheme with 8.5% company contribution
    • Option to buy an extra 5 days holiday annually
    • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages
    • Life insurance
    • Private healthcare
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Early finish Fridays
    • Season ticket loan
    • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
    • Annual Birthday vouchers
    • Regular opportunities to attend gigs / events

    We actively welcome applications from people of all different backgrounds. Your CV will be submitted to hiring managers with all personal details hidden to ensure anonymity.

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