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Product Development Assistant.

Reference: 69057

W are currently looking for a Product Development Assistant to join a premium jewellery brand. This is an exciting opportunity to join an incredible brand and a dynamic team. As a Product Development Assistant you will assist the product team to create jewellery collections that are reflective of the brand aesthetic. The ideal candidate must have 2-3 years relevant industry experience in jewellery development and/or design. This is the perfect opportunity for a team player with exceptional communication skills, who is proficient in Excel and can balance multiple tasks at once. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the product development manager on new product development and sampling
  • Is fully responsible for raw material sourcing and order for sampling
  • Ensuring all elements of construction of jewellery are correct for each piece, advising on improvements as/when needed
  • Liaising with suppliers on new product development to ensure deadlines are met
  • Continuously update and maintain the BOM throughout the product’s lifecycle
  • Sample management in ensuring all seasonal press and sales samples are delivered on time for market launch
  • Undertaking general administrative tasks for the product development team
  • Update development trackers and make available for weekly meetings to ensure calendar dates and timelines are being adhered to
  • Liaising with manufacturers/suppliers daily
  • Undertaking administrative tasks as and when needed to support the wider production team

Key Requirements:

  • General understanding of gemstones
  • General knowledge of how CAD design works is preferred
  • Strong understanding of full life cycle design process, from concept to commercialization
  • Experience working with (ideally in) factories and a detailed understanding of manufacturing techniques.
  • Understanding of jewellery manufacturing essential
  • Knowledge of jewellery wax carving advantageous


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