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Feridax is the UK’s largest independent motorcycle clothing and accessories wholesaler, based in Halesowen, West Midlands.

As well as designing in-house and distributing its own brand, Spada Motorcycle Clothing, the Company’s exclusive portfolio boasts some of the industry’s most sought after brands, such as SHOEI helmets, SIDI boots, SPIDI clothing, CABERG helmets, SENA intercoms and AIROH helmets.

Feridax also stocks a huge range of technical parts, from YUASA and LUCAS batteries, to RK and JT Chain, PETRONAS lubricants, EBC, NGK, HIFLO and WD40.

The Company services more than 1,200 motorcycle dealers across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands, and has recently launched plans to expand its distribution of its Spada brand worldwide.

A list of our current vacancies can be found below. If you are interested in applying for a role, please send your cv with a cover letter to recruitment@feridax.com – please include the job title in the subject header.

Join The Team!

Please note: We do not use employment agencies and do not accept unsolicited CVs or business approaches from agencies. Feridax retains the right to pursue and hire any such speculative candidates without obligation to third-party terms and conditions or fees.

Position Available: Immediately

Salary: Competitive salary + benefits + pension scheme

Job description:

Feridax (1957) Ltd founded in 1957 is the largest wholesale importer and exporter of motorcycle and cycle clothing and accessories brands in the UK. Our own brand, Spada, is designed and developed by the Product Development team at our premises in Halesowen.

We currently have an opportunity for a Clothing Development Manager to join the Product Development team. You will be working closely with and reporting directly to the Managing Director, along with external manufacturers, the Purchasing team, the Marketing and Communications team, and Sales representatives.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Creating products considering features, price points, margins and intro dates
  • Progressing product lines and ranges by creating comprehensive mood and colour boards
  • Designing ranges in line with Spada brand guidelines/ethos/DNA
  • Creating accurate, detailed technical specifications for each product suitable for global manufacture
  • Liaising with manufacturers to finalise materials, sizing, fit and specification
  • Regular market visits and range reviews with key sales representatives
  • Technical feature innovation
  • Creating and maintaining critical paths
  • Working with the Purchasing team to ensure timely delivery of samples to maintain product schedule
  • CE/CA Certification of new products
  • Investigation of potential new suppliers where required
  • Working directly with manufacturers to develop new concept prototypes (including physical visits/global travel)
  • Inspecting received samples and shipments following a QC process
  • Providing accurate information on all products to the Marketing and Communications team
  • Preparing all product lines and product presentation packs for sales launch
  • Presenting all ranges in detail to the sales team, principal accounts, and stakeholders
  • Mentoring an Apprentice

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Experience of product lifecycle from concept, design and development to consumer launch
  • Knowledge of garment construction and fit across a range of styles and categories
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the key markets in which to grow sales
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organisational skills
  • Capability to balance creative intuition with commercial acumen
  • Technical knowledge of Excel, Adobe PDF, Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop is essential
  • Experience of completing the CE/CA process for PPE is advantageous
  • Passion and enthusiasm for motorcycle and cycle garments and accessories is crucial

Benefits:

  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays, increasing by 1 day per year of service up to 5 years
  • Staff discount
  • Healthshield Cash Plan
  • Pension and Life Assurance
  • Free on-site parking

Hours: 8:45 – 5pm Monday – Friday

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV and cover letter by clicking here