****we are recruiting****

Are you the type of person who is….

  • Motivated by a challenge and dynamic in approach
  • Energetic and resourceful
  • Loves product and committed to quality and design!
  • Has excellent numerical skills and is super organised

We are looking for a product developer / buyer so please get in touch with your CV at kathryn.carolinegardner@outlook.com if you would like to apply:

 

The role:

  • Responsible for product development in terms of sourcing, price negotiation and liaising with suppliers to ensure samples and stock are delivered on time and as specified.
  • Maximizing profit margin through effective worldwide sourcing. Achieve optimum product cost through effective negotiation with suppliers.
  • Work with merchandising team to ensure product ranges are delivered within set parameters and to ensure stock availably targets are met.
  • Recognising new trends, product ideas and new areas of opportunity for our wholesale business and new retail outlets.
  • Regular comp shops each season, staying in touch with retail and competitor trends.
  • Working with designers to create great, commercial product that appeals to our varied customer base for both CG retail and Caroline Gardner wholesale.
  • Managing the relationship with existing factories and sourcing new opportunities.
  • Visiting suitable factories and trade shows in the Far East, UK and Europe.
  • Liaising technical consultants to ensure product complies with relevant safety standards for required markets.
  • Working with the factories to manage the QC process and ensure they understand our quality standards.
  • Sample management and product sealing.
  • Managing the critical path to ensure launch timescales are met.
  • Assist the sales team to manage customer samples, mock ups and attending meetings where relevant. Without compromising profitability.

 

Thanks and good luck!

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