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Product Developer & Production Manager

The role —

Reporting directly to the Founder & Creative Director, the Product Developer & Production Manager will manage product categories from initial concept and follow this through to production and delivery (full product life cycle).

As an integral part of small but fast-growing team, you will work closely with the design, tech & management teams to deliver innovative and high-quality product offering for the brand.


Product Development

  • Working closely with the design team developing products needed for the range and business whilst ensuring products are within KITRI standards, budget and margin
  • Implement the seasonal development critical paths, ensuring all deadlines are adhered to
  • Proactively sourcing and developing fabrics & trims according to the brief set out by the design team
  • Responsible for developing initial samples for selection & ordering press samples
  • Obtain initial costings from suppliers
  • Monitor the critical path and be proactively trouble shoot to ensure timely delivery
  • Responsible for managing sample spend against budget


  • Sending out bulk product information to suppliers
  • Negotiating bulk prices and securing capacity based on final qty
  • Attending fit sessions and assisting Garment Tech in fits and follow up comments
  • Monitor and update critical path for weekly production meeting
  • Proactively deal with production issues and communicate cross departments ensuring timely delivery
  • Issue bulk production PO’s & general admin
  • Work closely with Garment Tech & QCs to ensure delivery of products within KITRI standards
  • Travel abroad to suppliers when required
The Ideal Candidate —

Work experience

  • 3+ years end-to-end product management experience in similar womenswear fashion brand
  • Demonstrable experience in building strong relationships with internal teams and external suppliers
  • Experience of making commercial decisions in line with business needs, whilst also considering best practice
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Global mindset and experience

Competencies and Skills

  • Passionate about product design and development
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work well autonomously and in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of fabrics, trims & apparel development and production
  • Highly organised, logical and efficient with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, high pressure working environment
  • Adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity and change, willing to learn
  • Good knowledge of Excel as a project planning and management tool 

If you are passionate about product and looking for experience in a growing (and fun!) fashion start up, then this is the role for you! Please apply with your CV and a covering letter, including your salary expectation and current notice period to

We're always on the lookout for talented passionate people, so if you'd like to work at KITRI please drop us an email at


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