Footwear, Luxury, Premium, Sportswear

Development and Innovation Manager

£40k to £60k | London | Permanent

Development and Innovation Manager

Salary: £40 to £60k

Based: London (travelling required)

We are looking for a development and innovation Manager to work within a current, exciting footwear company.

You will be reporting into the Head of Product and the line manager to the Footwear & Materials Developer. You will also lead, develop and deliver product and material innovation as well as build links and communicate closely on all product development related business matters; with key stakeholders in the business & externally.

Key responsibilities

  • Build a solid product risk assessment process for each stage of the product creation calendar
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of costing and negotiation
  • Lead and manage development of own brand material innovation and future material concepts
  • Use technical expertise to advise the designers – highlighting risk and potential challenges
  • Oversee Footwear and Materials developer responsibilities (sample tracking, confirmation, all admin, wear tests)

If interested please email your CV to

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We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted