Product Approval Executive – Fashion and Accessories

Product Approval Executive – Fashion and Accessories
London
Posted 3 years ago

Product Approval Executive – Fashion and Accessories

Location: London, UK

Salary: £19,000.00 – £23,000.00 Per Annum

Job Level: Entry Level

Start Date: Immediately

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Function: Administrative & Secretarial

Description:

Founded in 1972 the company is one of the world’s most iconic brands, with recent surveys showing that it has 97% brand recognition worldwide, the company is today one of the TOP150 licensing Companies in the world, selling in excess of 30 million products a year and a turnover at retail in excess of $210 million per annum.

The company trademark is registered in over 100 countries and across more than 13 product categories, covering a broad range of consumer products including apparel, digital, FMCG, home decor, cosmetics, toys, gift, back to school, stationary, promotions, publishing, promotions and more. Furthermore the trademark is an icon for popular culture, music and is the brand champion of the global happiness movement.

Working with the Category Manager you will provide administrative support to the daily operational functions of the Category Management department for Fashion and Accessories and manage all product approvals.

Role Description:
To become an expert in the brand’s identities.
Manage the product development and approval process, across multiple product categories.
Build relationships with licensees to ensure full transparency of each product launched into market i.e. units, retailers, launch dates
Manage the sample library.
Efficiently manage seasonal critical paths.
Maintain databases of licensee catalogues, price lists and hi-res imagery.
Collate seasonal look books and share with the Marketing team.
Update product category presentations on an ongoing basis.
Work closely with the Marketing team to provide content for social media platforms.
Supply the Marketing team with information for competition entries and press releases.
Preparation for Fashion and Sales team meetings and tradeshows.
Assist in conducting licensee and agent inductions calls/meetings, presenting seasonal style guides and offering design guidance.
May be requested to attend local tradeshows from time to time.

Qualifications:
Ideal candidate will have Fashion, Buying or Design related studies.
At least one years industry experience in a buying/design/licensing role is preferable or completion of a similar placement within the fashion sector.
An interest in the retail industry, product development and brand licensing.
A good eye for product and design.
An enthusiasm for tracking trends and staying abreast of design innovation.
A self-starter with stellar organisational and time management skills
The ability to be proactive, multi-task and prioritise.
Excellent people skills and the ability to communicate with partners in a wide variety of countries with clarity and precision.
Must be confident with regular phone correspondence.
Excellent PC skills (Microsoft Word, Excel & Power point).
Good presentation and written skills.
Enthusiastic, savvy and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
Foreign languages advantageous.

Location: London, UK

Salary: £19,000.00 – £23,000.00 Per Annum

Job Level: Entry Level

Start Date: Immediately

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Function: Administrative & Secretarial

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