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Job Title: Product Developer

Location: Temporarily mainly home based with office attendance in Cheadle when required and in-keeping with Covid restrictions.

Job Overview:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Product Developer to join our Design and Product Development team at our head office in Cheadle.

In conjunction with the design and merchandising teams you will contribute to the development of product across the Christy brand portfolio, from design brief stage, through the whole product development process, to “ready to buy” status.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage the critical paths from design brief to product launch.
  • Communicate with a global supply base in a professional and accurate way, verbally and in writing.
  • Brief factories and keep abreast of factory developments in line with the critical path.
  • Support Design team, from design brief to shipment, including tracking, checking and feeding back on samples.
  • Manage the sample process and be aware of any costs incurred.
  • Ensure quality of product by assessing with the Design & Technical team and signing off products prior to bulk production.
  • Request and negotiate best costs to contribute to business target margins.
  • Communicate and present costs and product details internally, including to senior management.
  • Maintain range plans with product costs and details.
  • Set up new lines on internal systems, liaising with the Merchandiser and Supply Team to ensure the correct information is input.
  • Create production specs once developments have been signed off.
  • Liaise with Sales and Wholesale teams, and key customers when required on ‘made to order’ and exclusive product outside of main ranges.
  • Carry out market research and competitor analysis.
  • Plan and organise meetings as required.
  • Liaise with Marketing Team in preparation for trade shows and photo shoots.
  • Assist in preparation of price lists for trade shows and sales team.

The Candidate:

  • Minimum of 2 years practical knowledge and previous experience of product development across home textiles, preferably bedlinen and filled product.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar roles.
  • Preferably educated to degree level.
  • Organised with excellent time management skills.
  • Able to work under pressure in fast paced environment.
  • Confident and clear communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Intermediate IT skills – Excel, Word, Powerpoint, internal systems.

Hours: 

Full time, Monday to Friday.

Salary:

£25,000.00 plus per year depending on experience.

Additional pay:  

Bonus scheme

Benefits:

3:00pm finish on a Friday.

Dress down Friday.

On-site parking.

Company pension.

Employee discount.

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place

Please contact hr_uk@welspun.co.uk to apply. 

 

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3PL Coordination Manager
 

We are a global textile company used by her majesty, Queen Elizabeth and used in the famous Wimbledon tournament annually.

A new position has been created to keep up with with our client and customer expectations.

We are searching for someone that is naturally confident, a great communicator and most importantly someone with a 'Can Do' attitude.

The purpose of this role is to ensure our warehouse is monitored and provided the individual who can support the continuous distribution operations, to guarantee all orders are delivered in full, on time. You will be working closely with the head office Customer Service team and Sales, to achieve these orders and manage the logistics in our third party warehouse (3PL).

You will be responsible for;

  • Monitoring order positions in the 3PL
  • Executing preventative measures for delivery and stock mishaps
  • Reviewing courier performance and following up all corrective measures made, to make certain orders will be on time
  • Managing inventory and storage utilisation, adjusting processes to better achieve our goals
  • Ensuring timely volume forecasts are given to management and supporting the Supply Chain team to enable efficient planning of warehouse resources
  • Continuing to look for improvement opportunities for the warehouse and order management
  • Monitoring records to confirm all returns are documented correctly in a timely manner

Business Development

  • Providing monthly reconciliation costs
  • Resolve discrepancies
  • Monthly reporting
  • Managing claims, SMU and Rework costs to ensure charges are accurately quoted

Related keywords: warehouse

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness programmes
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • Warehouse Operations Management: 5 years (required)
  • 3PL: 2 years (required)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place

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Private Label Designer
 

An exciting new role has been created to manage the current demand for our design team in our private label area of the business.

You will be working with both our global head office and our local office in Greater Manchester. Enhancing our private label business by providing support to design, capturing trends and identifying key colour developments. Ensuring implementation of all design projects on time and in line with our price architecture and within the technical capabilities within our factory.

Responsibilities

  • Creating exciting designs and colourways in CAD form
  • Presenting confidently to customers and internal stakeholders
  • Working with customers and internal teams on exclusive designs to their brief and their timetable
  • Working on designs for both the UK and Europe export markets
  • Opportunities to follow design trends and adapting them to our product areas, in order to generate compelling trend resources of our own.
  • Managing the development of samples from our factory and customer samples
  • Adhering to business deadlines
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of new design and production techniques and textile technology
  • Dressing trade shows and showrooms in the UK and abroad
  • Liaising with our internal teams to plan photography requirements, samples required for trade shows etc
  • Conducting regular market research, shop analysis

Skills & Competencies

  • Strong CAD skills, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
  • AVA experience (desirable)
  • Excellent drawing skills and a flair for using colour creatively
  • Good presentation skills: creating strong visual presentation material and the ability to speak confidently about design concepts.
  • Ability to manage a busy workload, strong organisational skills are a must as is the ability to juggle competing demands within the role
  • The ability to work to deadlines is essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills for dealing with everyone from internal management teams through to key customers
  • Diligent and organized approach to maintaining records of approvals and developments
  • Passion for textiles and a desire to keep learning about this exciting product area
  • Industry awareness of pricing architecture for target business.
  • Previous experience in a commercial environment, designing for home textiles.
  • Technical Knowledge – Printing, Weaving, Cut & Sew (Fabric manipulation, embellishment) –desirable
  • Experience of dressing trade fairs and showrooms are an advantage
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office programs

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £20,000.00-£25,000.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Wellness programmes
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor's (required)

Experience:

  • Home Textiles: 2 years (required)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place

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