Production Assistant

Shrimps
Central London, London SW1A 2DR, UK
Posted 9 hours ago
Full time

The Brand:

Shrimps is a fashion label from London-based designer Hannah Weiland, launched in 2013.

With a background in History of Art and Surface Textile Design, Weiland takes her inspiration from the witticisms of modern art and a playful engagement with pattern and texture.

Initially known for colourful faux fur outerwear, bringing the material to the luxury sphere and leading the conversation on cruelty-free fashion, Shrimps now has a full ready-to-wear offering and is renowned for its handmade accessories.

Shrimps is committed to avoiding discrimination of any kind when hiring, casting and choosing collaborators. Furthermore, we are actively working to improve our diversity of representation in these areas, each season discussing as a team how we can affect genuine, non-tokenistic improvement throughout the business.

We will endeavour to go above and beyond to facilitate requests for projects by or for underrepresented groups, and to approach individuals from such groups with opportunities for paid collaborations. Shrimps also supports numerous charitable causes with both one-off and ongoing contributions.

Job Description:

We are looking for a hands-on and proactive Production Assistant to support the Product department in the end to end development and Production of RTW, Outerwear, Knitwear, Accessories & Jewellery. Your particular strengths will be in Premium/luxury women’s RTW.

As Production Assistant you will work collaboratively with Design, Product, E-commerce and Wholesale to ensure the design vision for each season is delivered. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, and be passionate about product longevity and sustainability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Building & maintaining strong relationships with current and new suppliers
  • Regular communication with all suppliers to ensure all timelines are being met
  • Attending regular meetings with the Design and Product teams to discuss technical information and brief
  • Sourcing and developing raw materials and components across categories
  • Tech pack creation and clear communication of fit and finish
  • Support fit sessions and ensure that amends are communicated & implemented
  • Zedonk entry and general data management
  • Raising PO’s for fabrics/trims/products (under the direction of the Head of Product) Management of samples between Product team / Press
  • The accurate measurement of all samples
  • Creating graded charts Creating care label texts Problem solving any make issues or delays (with the support of the Head of Product) Following the critical path Any other duties as required by the company

The person:

  • Previous experience in a Production, Development or related role
  • Fashion/Textiles degree level, or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of garment construction, fit and garment measuring at a Premium/Luxury level especially for women’s RTW.
  • Awareness of product longevity, quality and general attention to detail
  • Confident using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Microsoft Office suite
  • Previous experience in Zedonk is an advantage but not essential
  • Solution orientated, flexible and organised
  • Excellent communication skills

What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Your birthday off!
  • Summer Fridays – early finish throughout July/August
  • Uniform allowance and discounted product
  • Bike-to-work scheme and Annual Travel Card loans
  • Annual bonus based on company performance
  • Additional perks added continuously

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