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Product Developer (Swim)

Product Developer (Swim)

Job ID 
2017-2747
Position Type 
Permanent Full-Time
Location 
UK-Nottingham
Category/Function 
Product Development
Brand 
Pentland Brands

More information about this job

 

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Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation

 

Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.

 

We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.

 

We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

 

We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

 

For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.

 

Key Purpose of Job:

 

To support on-time development of all products for the specific category using product engineering from concept stage ensuring consumer relevance, optimal cost, quality assurance, reliability, regulatory compliance, safety and speed-to-market.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support product manufacture feasibility and product/cost engineering and breakdown analysis to deliver cost management/validation to margin requirements for assigned products
  • Creation and translation of all development documentation ensuring clarity and understanding throughout the supply chain ensuring key calendar milestones are achieved.
  • Interface with Asia team counterparts to support development process and prototype approval, empowering ‘close to source’ responsibilities
  • To provide key milestones ‘hit rate’ statistics for monthly KPI reports - Creation of product specifications, testing, prototype assessments and sealed samples OTIF
  • Maintain an awareness of specific market intelligence and innovation, optimising advances in new technology and upholding Brand standards
  • Ensure Insight and customer needs are at the center of development decision making and Product engineering
  • Collaborate with category product team to understand and accomplish seasonal product concepts. Participate in fit sessions and product review with product team regarding assigned products, instruct amendments to vendors to ensure prototypes accurately reflect construction specifications.
  • Integration of Quality and CI feedback loops – Risk assessment to ensure early identification and input on product construction, testing, regulatory and safety compliance, manufacturing capability and efficiencies

 

Needs to have

  • Product Development experience within the relevant category (Swim, Outdoor, Team Sports)
  • A strong understanding and empathy with the end user.
  • Good computer skills including Word, Power Point, Excel and E mail.
  • Ability to think creatively with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to self-manage, prioritise work and multi task.

 

Needs to be

  • A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills – able to communicate to a wide and diverse audience.
  • Strong team player, good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to identify, work with & influence key stakeholders.
  • Passionate about our products, Development and company success.