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Knitwear Product Developer

Permanent

London, UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as Knitwear Product Developer - managing Product Development and Production. You will work directly with the brand’s founder and creative director, as well as liaise with other key departments to ensure that our knitwear comes into the business at the correct cost and quality level.

Level

Manager

Skills

Knitwear (Advanced)

Product Development (Advanced)

Raw Materials (Intermediate)

Supplier Management (Advanced)

Sustainability (Intermediate)

Languages

English (Fluent)

Product is at the heart of our business - the product developer plays a key part of bringing our creative visions to life. We are

looking for an experienced Knitwear Product Developer to support the design of cashmere knitted garments (80%) and some

Ready-to-Wear pieces. The Knitwear Product Developer will follow the full life cycle of a style, from initial proto yarn booking

through to the creation of bulk production bill of materials.


About Us

Founded in London in 2002 by Oyuna Tserendorj, the daughter of a Mongolian herder, our mission is to be the cashmere brand

of tomorrow - the leader in rebalancing the cashmere industry's relationship with the ultimate source of its valued fibre

Mongolia and its nomadic herders - and to thereby ensure the viability of the cashmere industry for tomorrow and beyond. We

are a triple-bottom-line business on the B-Corp certification journey.

We are looking for an individual who shares our sustainability values and our motivation to have a disruptive positive impact, an

individual who thrives in working in a dynamic, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment. We are truly an agile business - we

work at pace and take responsibility for making a difference. We are a brand embarking on a very exciting growth plan and we

are seeking new members of the team who want to contribute to this.


Key Accountabilities:

Product Development

● Sampling and fittings

● Technical spec sheets

● Components sourcing and ordering

● Creation of items in our production management system and data maintenance

● Preparation, ordering and shipment of sample sets

● Costing of collection and preparation of sales materials

● Preparation of BOM for production

● Manage fit meetings and document SMS handover, PPS and size set comments

● Communicate detailed fit, quality and construction comments and requirements to suppliers

● Ensure seasonal Critical Path dates are respected and flag delays

● Costing management – ensure that final costings adhere to requirements


Production

● Monitoring the bulk procurement of the assigned RTW and from PPS approval to warehouse delivery

● Production specs, management of final patterns and grading

● Where necessary, launching factory samples for size fit

● Actioning grading of patterns and specs for production

● Responsible for booking production capacity with manufacturers and raw material suppliers

● Mapping out new season production plan and delivery drops with internal teams to ensure we are delivering in

line with shipping windows


● Bulk raw material purchasing

● Approving bulk fabric strike offs and fabric inspection reports

● Creation of items and data maintenance

● Running BOM, negotiating prices and ordering components and items

● Bespoke & non-seasonal orders

● Coordinating timely shipments of components and sub materials to factories

● Composition testing

● Training warehouse on QC procedure

● Resolving production issues

● Production accounting


The Successful Candidate / About You

● You love fashion, knitwear, cashmere and above all sustainability!

● You have solid experience in a similar role (5 year +), preferably with a background in knitwear and even cashmere

● Good command of pattern-cutting, creating technical CAD drawings, knitwear construction

● Experience of managing multiple work-streams in an entrepreneurially-driven team

● Ability to build solid relationships with key suppliers

● Incredible attention to detail

● You will be confident, proactive with the ability to hit the ground running

● Technical or design qualification / education preferred

● Experience working with knitwear factories in Mongolia

● Computer literate - Google drive and excel are essential; adept at using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign; Netsuite advantageous

● Team player who is excited about working as part of a creative team

● A can-do attitude and a growth mindset


Location

Vibrant Golborne Road - West London


Benefits

● A chance to join a team that is passionate in their mission of positive impact - a company that is on the B-Corp

journey and with opportunities to effect lasting and disruptive change in the multi-billion pound cashmere

industry via its unrivalled connection to Mongolia and its herders

● A strong company culture with a twin focus on meaningful collaboration and teamwork and individual growth

development - each team member has a dedicated growth plan that is reviewed quarterly

● 25 days holiday increasing to 28 days after 2 years with us

● Hybrid working in our Golborne Road London studios and from home

● A generous wardrobe allowance so that you can enjoy our beautiful products

Level

Manager

Skills

Knitwear (Advanced)

Product Development (Advanced)

Raw Materials (Intermediate)

Supplier Management (Advanced)

Sustainability (Intermediate)

Languages

English (Fluent)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as Knitwear Product Developer - managing Product Development and Production. You will work directly with the brand’s founder and creative director, as well as liaise with other key departments to ensure that our knitwear comes into the business at the correct cost and quality level.

Product is at the heart of our business - the product developer plays a key part of bringing our creative visions to life. We are

looking for an experienced Knitwear Product Developer to support the design of cashmere knitted garments (80%) and some

Ready-to-Wear pieces. The Knitwear Product Developer will follow the full life cycle of a style, from initial proto yarn booking

through to the creation of bulk production bill of materials.


About Us

Founded in London in 2002 by Oyuna Tserendorj, the daughter of a Mongolian herder, our mission is to be the cashmere brand

of tomorrow - the leader in rebalancing the cashmere industry's relationship with the ultimate source of its valued fibre

Mongolia and its nomadic herders - and to thereby ensure the viability of the cashmere industry for tomorrow and beyond. We

are a triple-bottom-line business on the B-Corp certification journey.

We are looking for an individual who shares our sustainability values and our motivation to have a disruptive positive impact, an

individual who thrives in working in a dynamic, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment. We are truly an agile business - we

work at pace and take responsibility for making a difference. We are a brand embarking on a very exciting growth plan and we

are seeking new members of the team who want to contribute to this.


Key Accountabilities:

Product Development

● Sampling and fittings

● Technical spec sheets

● Components sourcing and ordering

● Creation of items in our production management system and data maintenance

● Preparation, ordering and shipment of sample sets

● Costing of collection and preparation of sales materials

● Preparation of BOM for production

● Manage fit meetings and document SMS handover, PPS and size set comments

● Communicate detailed fit, quality and construction comments and requirements to suppliers

● Ensure seasonal Critical Path dates are respected and flag delays

● Costing management – ensure that final costings adhere to requirements


Production

● Monitoring the bulk procurement of the assigned RTW and from PPS approval to warehouse delivery

● Production specs, management of final patterns and grading

● Where necessary, launching factory samples for size fit

● Actioning grading of patterns and specs for production

● Responsible for booking production capacity with manufacturers and raw material suppliers

● Mapping out new season production plan and delivery drops with internal teams to ensure we are delivering in

line with shipping windows


● Bulk raw material purchasing

● Approving bulk fabric strike offs and fabric inspection reports

● Creation of items and data maintenance

● Running BOM, negotiating prices and ordering components and items

● Bespoke & non-seasonal orders

● Coordinating timely shipments of components and sub materials to factories

● Composition testing

● Training warehouse on QC procedure

● Resolving production issues

● Production accounting


The Successful Candidate / About You

● You love fashion, knitwear, cashmere and above all sustainability!

● You have solid experience in a similar role (5 year +), preferably with a background in knitwear and even cashmere

● Good command of pattern-cutting, creating technical CAD drawings, knitwear construction

● Experience of managing multiple work-streams in an entrepreneurially-driven team

● Ability to build solid relationships with key suppliers

● Incredible attention to detail

● You will be confident, proactive with the ability to hit the ground running

● Technical or design qualification / education preferred

● Experience working with knitwear factories in Mongolia

● Computer literate - Google drive and excel are essential; adept at using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign; Netsuite advantageous

● Team player who is excited about working as part of a creative team

● A can-do attitude and a growth mindset


Location

Vibrant Golborne Road - West London


Benefits

● A chance to join a team that is passionate in their mission of positive impact - a company that is on the B-Corp

journey and with opportunities to effect lasting and disruptive change in the multi-billion pound cashmere

industry via its unrivalled connection to Mongolia and its herders

● A strong company culture with a twin focus on meaningful collaboration and teamwork and individual growth

development - each team member has a dedicated growth plan that is reviewed quarterly

● 25 days holiday increasing to 28 days after 2 years with us

● Hybrid working in our Golborne Road London studios and from home

● A generous wardrobe allowance so that you can enjoy our beautiful products

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