• Product Development Assistant (12 month FTC)

    Location UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
    Job ID
    Position Type
    Fixed Term Full-Time
    Product Development
    Pentland Brands

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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. This 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:

    Working as part of the product Development Team, this role is responsible for collating, updating and maintaining all data related to products and product classification in a timely and accurate manner.



    • Helping support the Product Development team with day to day tasks
    • Manage the product development, development sample process of receipt, checking (against spec) and distribution of all development samples
    • Build and maintain close working relationships with Pentland Asia and sourcing agents to ensure accurate product composition is provided into the Footwear Product Development team
    • Providing Product Classifications to Pentland Shipping to enable accurate import/export duties e.g. allocation of commodity codes by style
    • Providing component specification on product detail for use within systems and online, examples being, specific leather and material types and split by component (upper/sock/lining/sole)
    • Requesting and data entry of Factory FOB prices into excel data sheets
    • Along with the Material management team manage material and colour confirmation and sign-off process
    • Support the Materials Management team in creating and maintaining Product & swatch libraries


    Needs to have

    • Strong attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Proficiency with MS Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets
    • Process improvement and lean thinking skill set desired
    • Excellent written communication skills

    Needs to be

    • Positive attitude
    • Good interpersonal skills are essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business
    • Organised and able to prioritise own workload
    • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills (multi-tasking) and a self-motivator
    • Analytical/critical thinker, willing to challenge status quo
    • Problem solver
    • Comfortable working across time zones and cultures
    • Target oriented
    • Able to build good relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
    • Able to work in a multi-functional business
    • Able to work in a multicultural and multilingual business


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