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Product Development & Sourcing Manager – Home Textiles (TGN4598) – Up to £50k DOE

Product Development & Sourcing Manager – Home Textiles (TGN4598) – Up to £50k DOE

Location: North West and Hybrid

Type: Permanent

Industry: Home Textiles

Job Ref: TGN4598

The Company:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Product Development & Sourcing Manager to join an established and successful soft furnishings company working with leading High Street Retailers including John Lewis, Tesco & Next. We are looking for somebody with international sourcing experience to join the Product Team & work closely with the Design PD, Merchandising and Logistics teams. You will contribute to the development and sourcing of product across the brands portfolio, from design brief stage, through the whole product development process, to “ready to buy” status and delivery to the customer.


  • 25 days per year plus statutory bank holidays
  • Finish at 3pm on a Friday
  • Hybrid Working- home on Monday & Friday
  • Casual dress code
  • On-site parking.
  • Company pension.
  • Employee discount.

The Role:

  • Manage vendor base performance and selection in conjunction with the Quality Manager.
  • SEDEX platform maintenance.
  • International Freight costs and performance
  • Communicate with a global supply base in a professional and accurate way, verbally and in writing.
  • Brief factories and keep abreast of factory developments in line with the critical path.
  • Support Design team, from design brief to shipment, including tracking, checking and feeding back on samples.
  • Manage the sample process and be aware of any costs incurred.
  • Ensure quality of product by assessing with the Design team and signing off products prior to bulk production.
  • Negotiate best costs to contribute to business target margins.
  • Communicate and present costs and product details internally, including to senior management.
  • Maintain range plans with product costs and details.
  • Set up new lines on internal systems, liaising with the Merchandiser and Supply Team to ensure the correct information is input.
  • Create production specs once developments have been signed off.
  • Liaise with Sales and Wholesale teams, and key customers when required on ‘made to order’ and exclusive product outside of main ranges.
  • Liaise with our in-house Warehouse Coordinating Manager
  • Carry out market research and competitor analysis.
  • Plan and organise meetings as required internal and external as required.
  • Liaise with Marketing Team in preparation for trade shows and photo shoots.
  • Assist in preparation of price lists for trade shows and sales team.
  • Assist with Waste pack reporting.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • MUST have 10 years experience in Product Development & Sourcing within Home Textiles.
  • Have knowledge of Home Textiles / Bedding / Towels.
  • Preferably educated to degree level.
  • Organised with excellent time management skills.
  • Able to work under pressure in fast paced environment.
  • Confident and clear communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • IT skills – Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
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