Head of Production & Development, Accessories

The Head of Production & Development is responsible for all Development and Production phases and processes within the Accessories department.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage Development processes of all accessory lines across each season, as well as special projects
  • Plan the yearly Development critical path and communicate this to the relevant teams and suppliers
  • Responsible for the processes from intial research to final samples, providing technical advice to Design and suppliers
  • Collaborate with Design to source raw materials & components, develop hardware components and follow up on deliveries when necessary
  • Manage colours approval for materials 
  • Maintain good working relationships with current suppliers and research new potential suppliers as needed
  • Plan and supervise fittings and pre-production meetings
  • Sign off collections, ensuring that quality is up to standards and delivered on time
  • Negotiate price points and development costs for each season, keeping to budget
  • Create and oversee technical packs for suppliers, ensuring clear communication and smooth work flow
  • Create price matrix sheets and seasonal sales presentations for the Sales team
  • Liaise with Logistics during show season to deliver the collection smoothly 
  • Update Production delivery schedules regularly and communicate to the relevant teams
  • Manage testing for all materials and finished goods prior to Production launch

Essential Skills & Requirements:

  • 4-5 years' experience in a similar role in luxury fashion
  • Flexible and willing to travel regularly
  • Italian speaker essential

Additional Information:

6-month contract (maternity cover)

Battersea London
Battersea London