Assistant Product Manager

  • Job Reference: AW4822
  • Date Posted: 1 April 2022
  • Recruiter: u&I Search Ltd.
  • Location: Turkey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Product Development, Production
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Angela Wilkinson
  • Email: angelaw@uandisearch.com

Job Description

Our client is a fast paced and demanding sourcing office with global operations. They now have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Product Manager  to join their office in Turkey in a one year contract to cover a maternity leave.  Your remit is to maximise the Sales & Profit for your department by working closely with your design and technical teams to ensure beautiful samples are developed that can be presented to the buying team.

Assistant Product Manager - The Role:

  • Responsible for womenswear jersey Product Development, including sleepwear, lingerie and swimwear.
  • Management of Development sample critical path, working to key deadlines.
  • Create and execute departmental strategies with suppliers, driving sales.
  • Maintain market awareness and stay updated with UK trends, catwalk shows, suppliers ranges and collections.
  • Work in collaboration with UK buying, Sales and Design teams to understand the needs of customer and range requirements.
  • Source and negotiate with potential vendors / suppliers for best price, sample development, product offer and service.
  • Interact and work closely with Merchandising and Technical team to ensure excellent service and quality on sourcing, sampling, costing, quality.
  • Undertake inspirational shopping trips to source newness with regular UK trips to work with Buying and Sales teams.

Assistant Product Manager - The Candidate:

  • A strong design or product development background for the UK/EU market.
  • Good fashion sense and product knowledge of sourcing, product development with good vendors & fabric suppliers in Turkey.
  • Have the ability to demonstrate a proactive sales driven approach with high initiative, energy and passion.
  • The ability to be an influential presenter.
  • A good team player, great communication skills, self-motivator with leadership & management skills and good problem solving techniques.

Assistant Product Manager - The Package:

  • Competitive salary plus benefits.

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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