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Product Development Manager - Textiles


Soho House
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business and Administration
Category: General Manager Jobs
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Who We Are…

We are a collection of members' clubs, restaurants, hotels and cinemas, catering to those in the film, media, fashion and creative industries. The company has unique ventures throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, with new openings planned globally.

Soho House is a space for its diverse membership and teams to connect, grow, have fun and make an impact.

Opportunities for all…

Soho House was created to bring diverse communities of people together, and we take the same approach when building our teams. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a global company. Soho House is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

The Role...

The Product Development Manager will support brand initiatives, sourcing strategies and the design team’s vision for Soho Home. You will be an intracule part of the supply chain process in bring bespoke products to the retail market place as well as the procurement of products to our hospitality sector. We are looking for unique talent and skills, and above all else, passion. Our team are enthusiastic people who love what they do, and come to work every day ready to jump in and roll up their sleeves. Our people take initiative, take pride in their work and accomplishments, and are trusted to work independently while being team players known for sharing ideas, support, and resources. Soho House is a collaborative team-oriented environment with an entrepreneurial spirit. We want to find more people who can think outside of the box, be creative, and push the envelope.

The ideal candidate will have textile experience in product development and the procurement of products, multi task between various projects and seasonal assortments, have problem solving skills with a keen attention to detail as well as the ability to deliver within tight deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

* Successfully lead & manage the product development calendar with design, buying and suppliers
* Attend concept/sketch review meetings and strategize on how to deliver design vision at the required price point.
* Drive sourcing strategies that align to strategic business goals and the critical needs of the category
* Coordinate and facilitate team and partners to deliver aesthetically correct sample that meet design vision
* Lead prototype and finalisation meetings and action sample amendments and approvals both internally and externally.
* Problem solve production issues and maintain on time deliveries
* Develop a world class supplier base
* Negotiate the cost of goods, deliveries and minimum order quantities to support retail channel sales budgets and profit margin.
* Grow IMU year over year
* Be a team leader and textile expert
* Manage direct reports to be high performers

Requirements

* 4 year education with high focus on textile
* 5+ years experience in textile product development
* Global sourcing experience
* Strong knowledge of textile raw material
* Management experience
* Passion for product development

Benefits

Soho House offers competitive compensation packages that feature global benefits and perks. Whether you’re seeking entry-level employment or a new opportunity to expand your profession, we offer training to develop the technical and managerial skills necessary to grow your career.

* Discounts at Soho House globally, as well as Soho Home and Cowshed
* Annual Every House Membership
* Enhanced Pension Scheme
* Private Health and Dental Care
* Cycle to Work Scheme/Season Ticket Loan
* In conjunction with Soho Impact, take 3 days paid a year to support a charity of your choice.
* Cookhouse & House Tonic: Our Cookhouse & House Tonic programmes offer unique food and drink trainings, events and opportunities to inspire and educate.
* Team Events: From fitness sessions to cinema screenings and art classes, each month we hold a series of fun events which you can sign up to.
Who We Are…

We are a collection of members' clubs, restaurants, hotels and cinemas, catering to those in the film, media, fashion and creative industries. The company has unique ventures throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, with new openings planned globally.

Soho House is a space for its diverse membership and teams to connect, grow, have fun and make an impact.

Opportunities for all…

Soho House was created to bring diverse communities of people together, and we take the same approach when building our teams. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a global company. Soho House is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

The Role...

The Product Development Manager will support brand initiatives, sourcing strategies and the design team’s vision for Soho Home. You will be an intracule part of the supply chain process in bring bespoke products to the retail market place as well as the procurement of products to our hospitality sector. We are looking for unique talent and skills, and above all else, passion. Our team are enthusiastic people who love what they do, and come to work every day ready to jump in and roll up their sleeves. Our people take initiative, take pride in their work and accomplishments, and are trusted to work independently while being team players known for sharing ideas, support, and resources. Soho House is a collaborative team-oriented environment with an entrepreneurial spirit. We want to find more people who can think outside of the box, be creative, and push the envelope.

The ideal candidate will have textile experience in product development and the procurement of products, multi task between various projects and seasonal assortments, have problem solving skills with a keen attention to detail as well as the ability to deliver within tight deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

* Successfully lead & manage the product development calendar with design, buying and suppliers
* Attend concept/sketch review meetings and strategize on how to deliver design vision at the required price point.
* Drive sourcing strategies that align to strategic business goals and the critical needs of the category
* Coordinate and facilitate team and partners to deliver aesthetically correct sample that meet design vision
* Lead prototype and finalisation meetings and action sample amendments and approvals both internally and externally.
* Problem solve production issues and maintain on time deliveries
* Develop a world class supplier base
* Negotiate the cost of goods, deliveries and minimum order quantities to support retail channel sales budgets and profit margin.
* Grow IMU year over year
* Be a team leader and textile expert
* Manage direct reports to be high performers

Requirements

* 4 year education with high focus on textile
* 5+ years experience in textile product development
* Global sourcing experience
* Strong knowledge of textile raw material
* Management experience
* Passion for product development

Benefits

Soho House offers competitive compensation packages that feature global benefits and perks. Whether you’re seeking entry-level employment or a new opportunity to expand your profession, we offer training to develop the technical and managerial skills necessary to grow your career.

* Discounts at Soho House globally, as well as Soho Home and Cowshed
* Annual Every House Membership
* Enhanced Pension Scheme
* Private Health and Dental Care
* Cycle to Work Scheme/Season Ticket Loan
* In conjunction with Soho Impact, take 3 days paid a year to support a charity of your choice.
* Cookhouse & House Tonic: Our Cookhouse & House Tonic programmes offer unique food and drink trainings, events and opportunities to inspire and educate.
* Team Events: From fitness sessions to cinema screenings and art classes, each month we hold a series of fun events which you can sign up to.
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