Senior Technical Product Developer – RTW

East London
Up to 50K
Evolving team

Create have teamed with an elegant fashion house who loves exploring the interplay of contrasting elements and opposing feelings. Their pieces are relaxed but highly crafted, elegant and comfortable, yet formal and romantic. This beautiful fashion house is cultured and erudite, underpinned by a belief in the power and skill of craftmanship. They are currently searching for someone to develop RTW garments that meet the desired aesthetic and target margin, maintaining required quality levels.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop RTW styles within the business’ critical path.
  • Manage and prioritise workload according to fabric delivery and toile development.
  • Pre-cost garments to identify opportunities for improved margin.
  • Ensure product is developed to meet the required aesthetic, target margin, and construction is suitable for production capabilities.
  • Work closely with pattern team to ensure product meets required finish.
  • Advise technical construction/finishes to design team and factory when launching the product.
  • Participate in fittings and offer solutions to improve overall fit/quality.
  • Record accurate fit notes for pattern and development team.
  • Supplier management: ensure suppliers meet company deadlines and that they have all components required to make the product.
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers and be reactive to their queries.
  • Ensure there is consistency of garment construction and quality across the collection.
  • Conduct any external fabric/product tests where required and highlight any potential risks to relevant departments.
  • Create accurate BOMs in Zedonk.
  • Visit factory premises as and when required.
  • Efficient data management: completing tech packs within excel and keeping style tracker up to date.
  • Manage factory invoice approvals in SAP Concur.
  • Participate in pre-show and photoshoot activities.
  • QC check and measure garments ahead of handover to Production team and feedback to factory accordingly.
  • Ensure product is sufficiently resolved ahead of the Production Handover meeting.
  • Launch counter samples where necessary for improved cost/make.
  • Mentor Junior members of the team.
  • Assist Product Development manager in overseeing the critical path.


  • 5+ years of experience as a Product Developer/Garment Technologist within luxury brands
  • Strong understanding of garment construction/fit, raw materials, and components
  • Understanding of MOQ’s and garment pricing
  • Experienced working with manufacturers (preferably London, Europe, and Asia)
  • Organised and efficient: ability to work to tight deadlines and follow critical path
  • Knowledge of fabric testing
  • Proficient using Microsoft Excel
  • Initiative and drive
  • Analytical and problem solver
  • Efficiency using Zedonk advantageous

Unfortunately, due to high volume of applicants only successful candidates will be contacted on this occasions.

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