Head of Development and Product Management (m/f/d)

Our client is an established, medium-sized company in the accessories industry with several brands in different product groups in southern Germany.


Your job:

  • Steering of the various collections and collection developments while adhering to price and time lines as well as market conditions
  • Operational responsibility for the management of one of the brands and its product policy
  • Leadership of two teams (design/PM and pattern development, 7 people in total)
  • Control of market and trend research, implementation of findings in new product developments
  • Budget Responsibility
  • Close feedback to sales/marketing as well as purchasing/quality management
  • Independent planning and implementation of subject-specific projects
  • Trips to suppliers and presence at trade fairs


Your profile:

  • Ideally, a commercial, product-related and/or technical education in the field of outdoor, accessories, etc.
  • several years of professional experience in a leading position of product management and/or design/development
  • Knowledge of product development processes – from the initial idea to delivery
  • Understanding of the requirements of a manufacturing, medium-sized company with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths
  • Product competence in the field of functional bags, backpacks, etc.
  • Leadership experience of small / medium sized teams
  • Sense for trends & innovations
  • High level of communication skills / curiosity and innovative strength
  • Distinct social competence and team strength
  • process-oriented, analytical, entrepreneurial as well as strongly networked thinking
  • Good skills in terms of self-organization and time management
  • Decision-making power
  • German & English spoken and written
  • remote opportunities on a limited scale (max. 1-2 days/week)


HFT Consulting – human resources in fashion
Mrs Denise Tennie
Guggenweg 12
83071 Stephanskirchen

Tel.: +49 8036 / 94331 91
Web: www.hft-consulting.com