Job details

Head of Product Innovation - Home & Gift

Job reference: NRD---002189

Closing date: 03/01/2019

Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits

Department: Design, Technical and QA

Hours per week: 36.17


JD Williams / N Brown group have been trading in the heart of Manchester for over 150 years. Our vision is to become the universally loved exerts in fashion that fits by helping our customers’ look and feel amazing through our trusted family of brands

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Head of Product Innovation - Home & Gift reporting to our Director of Digital Fit & Innovation. This role will be focused around our Home & Gift area where you will lead the Product Innovation team to execute the Digital Fit & Innovation strategy. You will work to deliver Fit, Quality and Value Products to exceed our Customer expectations while embedding a future thinking Digital mind set and methodology.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • To lead and develop the Product Innovation team to achieve and exceed the Digital Fit & Innovation Strategy plan
  • To define, implement and communicate the Product Innovation Strategy to constantly drive through the Product Innovations, Quality initiatives and continuous improvement.
  • In partnership with Heads of Digital Fit innovation, Buying, Design, Sourcing and Heads of Merchandising build and develop the Product ranges to deliver a customer centric Fit & Quality of product at the right time.
  • Analyse, review and report on Quality and Fit performance of products, understanding and act upon Customer feedback to enable continuous improvement.
  • Research and benchmark new Technical Innovations, Trends and Sizing Data.
  • Analyse and refine Ways of Working/Processes to improve efficiency, lead time, speed to market.
  • Review and manage Supplier and Service Providers’ Performance and Compliance to support the Sourcing Strategy in Selection, induction, and development.
  • Growth in profitability – reduced returns rates due to improved Fit, Quality and Value Customer perception with  less quality issues at source, reduced defects and reduced quality non-compliance


What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Proven extensive experience in a similar role
  • Technical Expertise within Home & Gift
  • Product Technical Degree /or Industry Equivalent Qualification


Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.


Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams



The closing date for this job has now passed.