Assistant Product Developer | Melbourne Head Office

Posted on 15-Jun-2018
Application Close Date: 29-Jun-2018
Job Details
Melbourne Head Office
Product Development
Position Type:
Permanent Full Time
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  • Great opportunity to work with iconic Australian brands
  • Generous 50% discount across all Group brands
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or In-Design knowledge is preferred


With a portfolio comprised of Australia's most iconic and beloved brands - Diana Ferrari, Williams, Mathers, Colorado, Cinori, Midas, Mountfords and Wanted - Fusion Retail Brands and the Munro Footwear Group are the custodian of Australia's favourite footwear. 


Drawing on over 150 years of history and experience, our brands are fixtures of the Australian retail landscape, renowned for their quality products and ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction.   Dedicated to growth, excellence and evolution, our success is predicated on connecting with consumers in authentic and unexpected ways, while remaining true to the rich heritage of each of our brands. 


Progressive and forward thinking, we continue to evolve employing over 2,000 people throughout our Support Offices in Port Melbourne & Collingwood and 290+ stores nationally.


We have an exciting new opportunity for a full time Assistant Product Developer to join our friendly Product Development team in our Port Melbourne office! We are looking for a motivated and energetic team player who will support the business in the development of seasonal ranges taking products from initial concepts through to approved pre-production samples that are production ready.


Reporting to the Product Development Manager, the main responsibilities include:


  • Ensure quality standards and Brand attributes are maintained and timelines achieved in order to meet key stakeholder expectations
  • Ensure samples are completed and checked before production commences
  • Ensure samples are received and dispatched according to timeline and to agreed quality
  • Develop and maintain standards within development process and policies
  • Support the Product Development Manager in preparation of the seasonal range sample spec sheets
  • Communicate with and monitor sourcing/manufacturers to ensure samples are produced at required quality standards and in accordance with the critical path timelines
  • Participate in sample reviews and fittings, document issues, and follow up communications
  • Identify quality issues and recommend solutions to the Product Development Manager
  • Create sample and production specifications


About the successful candidate:


  • Be tertiary qualified with a Design degree (or similar)
  • Previous experience working in a similar role
  • Proficient Microsoft Office suite: Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or In-Design knowledge is preferred
  • Ability to develop and maintain standards within development process and policies.
  • Able to provide recommendations regarding sales analysis, trends, design and development of product to the Product Development Manager
  • A great eye and passion for design, and an up to date knowledge of current trends
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and work in a fast paced & energetic environment
  • Basic design principles & implementation skills


If this sounds like the role for you, don't delay and apply today!

Please be advised that only short listed candidates will be contacted.