Junior Product Developer in the UK

Website Matalan

Role Overview:

As a junior product developer, you will support our senior product developers in their efforts to conceptualize, choose, and oversee the development of new and existing products. In order to identify consumer needs and market trends, you will also conduct research.
A major component of your job will involve working with cross-functional teams. You will also be in charge of managing the entire product development process, making sure that from the point of conception to approval, product specifications meet quality, cost, and time-to-market goals.

Research on markets and trends:

Keep up with benchmarking, consumer preferences, and product trends.
To identify potential prospects, evaluate competing products and do market research.
Keep an eye on developments in the textile, industrial, and sustainability industries.

Product Strategy and Planning:

Collaborate with Merchandise Planning to examine sales information to gain understanding of product creation and assortment structuring.
Work together with design teams to convert fashion trends into useful clothing lines.

Create product specs that address construction methods, materials, and sizing. Work closely with the Technical Team to evaluate supplier performance and return rates.
Collaborate closely with purchasing teams to ensure product feasibility in terms of cost, profit, time, and resources.
Create product strategies with the Product Developer, considering brand positioning, price, and customer values.

Planning and Implementation:

Work collaboratively with designers to create tech packs, CAD drawings, or preliminary sketches.
Cooperate with manufacturers, mills, and suppliers to hone designs and choose the right materials.

Make sure the product pack and quantity are delivered to the product buyer.
Supervise the preliminary sample procedure, guaranteeing excellence and compliance with the design guidelines.
Build Range and Sign-off:

Provide a thorough product proposal that takes into account the number of options, grading, range mix, and numbers.
Under the direction of the product development, collaborate with the purchasing team to meet margin goals.
Assist Product Purchasing in completing the supplier mix and strategy.
In order to guarantee appropriate fit and comfort, conduct block reviews and first fit approvals while keeping in touch with the purchasing and technical teams.

People Leadership:

Establish and manage a group of trainee and assistant product developers while promoting a culture of high performance.
Encourage and support career advancement and growth within the team.

Encourage a high level of job satisfaction and colleague engagement.
Set a good example for your team by acting in accordance with the Matalan ideals.

About You:

1. Incredibly gifted in terms of creativity and communication.
2. Thorough understanding of the fashion sector.
3. The capacity to manage several tasks at once.
4. Strong ability to solve problems and pay close attention to details.
5. The ability to perform well in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.
6. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in a related profession, such as textile engineering, fashion buying, or design.
7. Prior experience developing products and purchasing apparel, ideally in the fashion business.
8. Outstanding teamwork abilities for productive engagement with external partners and cross-functional teams.
9. Knowledge of quality standards, sustainability initiatives, and industry laws.


In addition to offering competitive pay, we also offer the following essential benefits:

Staff discounts start at 20% and go up depending on service duration.
The Thrive Recognition Program.
Support for wellbeing provided by the Retail Trust.
Life Guaranteed.
Retail Rewards is a platform that offers different retailers discounts.
Pension Plan.
access to a wide range of options for career advancement.
Depending on your position and the sector of the company you work in, you can qualify for extra perks.

To apply for this job email your details to info@stunited.org

You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.

Matalan - Stunited.org

To apply for this job email your details to info@stunited.org

You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.

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