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Technologist - Footwear

Job Description

Currently working with one of the UK’s leading retails and through growth and development are currently seeking to recruit and experience footwear technologist to join their team

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for taking the product, from development through all the stages to product delivery, ensuring consistency throughout.
  • Ensure that all products conform to the latest UK Health and Safety legislation.
  • Supplier Quality Assurance, to work with suppliers to reduce non-compliance issues.
  • Manage and monitor supply base and identify product placement, right supplier- right product.
  • Ensure the designs that are created are engineered within our cost structure and make up capabilities.
  • Design pack development handover and critical path: Ensure the correct technical data is completed, working to the critical path dates to ensure pack handover is achieved on time.
  • Risk assessment pre-production: Identify critical footwear and risk areas and conduct internal pre-production tests.
  • Critical Path: Ensure that all seals process/tests are achieved at each stage to critical path dates.
  • Wearer Trials: Identify new and on-going product for wearer trials. Identifying any potential issues on key lines.

To be considered for this position candidates must have;

  • Experience of working with footwear is essential.
  • A successful candidate must be certified in either footwear or textile testing.
  • Have a strong background of working with High Street retailers.
  • Prior experience of setting up new processes and analysing there success and impact on the business.
  • It is essential that you are a strong and clear communicator who has the ability to work with overseas production bases.
  • The ability to work under their own initiative, and part of a team.
  • A background in a similar role is desirable.