Senior Product Development Specialist

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Senior Product Development Specialist

L3 9AG


Vacancy Description

Liverpool FC is an icon of global sport, a brand with an exceptional heritage. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe are devoted to the Club, but there is more to Liverpool FC than the scale of its fanbase. Over 100 years of success and heartache has forged a truly unique identity. Working for Liverpool FC makes you more than just a team member, you are an integral part of the world`s greatest football family.

We`re looking for a highly organised and experienced Product Development professional to join the team to be responsible for the development of seasonal ranges of clothing for an internationally recognised brand.

What will you be doing?

Create products with the required features, costs and lead times for your specific ranges.
Produce an accurate, detailed technical specification for each product.
Approve appropriate, commercial branding and trim packages for each range, whilst continually researching and developing new ideas.
Maintain the fabric library.
Assess prototype and pre-production samples with the team against each specification and advise any amendments/improvements to the relevant manufacturer.
Approve lab dips, strike-offs, knit-downs, panels etc and to clearly feedback any outcome to the relevant supplier.
Work with others in the team to obtain and negotiate costs with suppliers.
Ensure all records, photography logs, progress trackers and departmental records are accurately updated and maintained, so that progress against critical path can be tracked and monitored.
Provide accurate information on all products to the Product Team as required.
Ensure the Mock Shop is well presented and that products are updated to meet the current range and showcase the highest standards of products.

Who are we looking for?

We`d like to hear from highly organised Product Development professionals ideally with experience of working for a global sports or lifestyle brand and/or working with manufacturers in Europe and Asia.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent administration skills, proficiency in Microsoft packages and an ability to present accurate information in a clear manner.

Our working environment is fast paced and dynamic so you will need to be comfortable with these ways of working and can manage multiple priorities in addition to excellent time management skills.

To make this role a success you will need solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence and negotiate with others. This is a collaborative role so you will need great relationship building ability.

Why should you apply?

This is a full-time role working 35 hours per week Monday to Friday.

You will have access to our benefits kit bag where you can get high street discounts, and a selection of benefit schemes you can join. There are opportunities to get involved with volunteering through our LFC Foundation to give back to the local community.

Your main base will be our Head Office in Liverpool City Centre which is close to local bars, shops and restaurants and has great views over the river Mersey. Initially the role will be home based due to the current pandemic.

We are aiming to be the most inclusive football club - providing fair and appropriate opportunities to as many people from different backgrounds as possible, being welcoming and meeting their needs as best we can. We are committed to hiring great people representative of a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, not just because it`s the right thing to do, but because we believe it makes our Club stronger. If you share our enthusiasm and passion for inclusivity, then we want to hear from you.

Liverpool FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all Colleagues and Volunteers to share this commitment.

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